Published on August 14th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes X-Class X² challenges the Raptor
Mercedes X-Class X² might come here used at more than RM300,000
This body on frame Mercedes-Benz was introduced with great fanfare in 2017 and now just 2 years later its earmarked for retirement due to slow sales. Sharing underpinnings with the Nissan Navara is its biggest issue as the Navara is way cheaper to buy and own.
Still, in the last quarter of 2018, Mercedes-Benz put on sale a special edition X-Class. Not quite Raptor levels of excitement, this version could be coming to Malaysia soon as used reconditioned unit by some AP holders.
The selling point was the “X² Body Kit” which is a lifting kit that releases the body of the frame machine and then lifts it with spacers and arms. The undeniable advantage of this is that the entire geometry of the vehicle’s axle is maintained. This means that the drive shafts and shafts remain in position and are not modified by bending angles. This results in neither higher wear nor additional noise.
It could only be ordered on the X 250 d 4MATIC and X 350 d 4MATIC models, with 190 and 258hp engines, in Power Edition equipment levels, and you could only but it in Mercedes centers in Munich, Stuttgart, Nurberg and Augsburg.
This special X-Class cost in Germany 47,190 (RM240,000) and 53,490 (RM270,000) euros respectively, and if you opt for all the packages offered optionally, to these amounts add another 18,694 (RM95,000) euros.
You can buy a brand new Raptor fully loaded at just RM200,000 in Malaysia or a used 2018 registered X-Class for RM289,000 without warranty and service as we found in our local classifieds.