The X-Class is initially offered with a choice of two engines: the X 220d 4MATIC 4-cylinder 2.3l diesel with common-rail and turbocharger, offering 163hp (120kW), or the X 250 d 4MATIC 4-cylinder 2.3l diesel with common-rail and twin-stage turbocharger, offering 190hp (140kW). The X 220d 4MATIC comes with a six-speed manual transmission in a choice of PURE or PROGRESSIVE model lines. The X 250d 4MATIC is available in all three model lines: PURE, PROGRESSIVE and POWER, with a seven-speed automatic gearbox available.
Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the X-Class stands out for its exemplary passive and active safety equipment. As standard, the X-Class offers:
- driver and passenger airbags and thorax bags
- window bags on the A-D pillar
- driver knee bag
- Active Brake Assist (radar-based autonomous emergency braking)
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Hill Start Assist
- Reversing Camera
- Anti-theft protection package
- ECO start/stop function
- ESP (Trailer Stability Assist can be added as an option)
The entry-level X-Class PURE model is only available with the six-speed manual transmission 220 d 4MATIC engine, and offers a rear bumper with integrated step, halogen headlights and a radiator grille with matt black finish.
Inside, the PURE model offers a manually adjustable driver and passenger seat in Tunja black fabric upholstery, with a large storage compartment in the centre console, incorporating an armrest and cupholder. The model also offers semi-automatic air-conditioning with high gloss black details in the air vents. X-Class PURE models are offered with 17-inch steel wheels as standard.
The mid-level X-Class, which is £1,200 excl. VAT above the PURE model, is offered with a choice of either the 220 d 4MATIC engine, or the uprated 250 d 4MATIC engine.
The PROGRESSIVE model line also offers painted bumpers with a simulated under guard in matt black; aluminium door sills featuring 'Mercedes-Benz' lettering; chrome door handles; load securing rail system; heated exterior mirrors; and a radiator grille with iridium silver matt finish. Inside, the PROGRESSIVE model comes with black fabric upholstery and an aluminium trim, with automatic dimming interior mirror with integrated compass function, illuminated sun visors, lighting for the front footwell and exit lamps, and chrome air vents. X-Class PROGRESSIVE models are offered with 17-inch six-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in vanadium silver as standard.
The high-level X-Class, which is £3,500 excl. VAT above the PROGRESSIVE model, is offered in conjunction with the 250 d 4MATIC engine only, and features painted bumpers with simulated under guard in chrome; a rear bumper in chrome with integrated step; fog lights with chrome surround; shoulder line trim strips in chrome; LED high-performance headlights with cleaning system; LED tail lights; electrically folding exterior mirrors; and KEYLESS GO, all as standard.
Inside, the POWER line comes with eight-way electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats as standard, with ARTICO leather and DINAMICA microfiber upholstery, with an ARTICO leather dashboard with topstitching, complimented by a black, high-gloss interior trim. X-Class POWER models are offered with 18-inch six-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in himalaya grey, as standard.
Inside, the Audio 20 CD infotainment system is offered as standard across all model lines, with seven-inch high definition screen, rotary controller with touchpad, Bluetooth audio and media interface, with DAB digital radio and pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT included. Also standard is Mercedes me Connect standard services, including call automatic emergency response, breakdown and maintenance management. COMAND Online can be specified from £1,470 excl. VAT, with Garmin MAP PILOT another option, which can be included for £405 excl. VAT.