Pure is your bottom spec. Think basic cloth interiors and steel wheels.Next up is Progressive, which sits in the middle of the range and will equal an SR5 HiLux or XLT Ranger. And at the top is the ‘Power’ model. Think top-end infotainment and quality interior furnishings, along with plenty of chrome splashes and big alloys on the exterior.

The Mercedes X-Class Pricing will ping it right at the top end of the ute market in Australia. No suprises there.

The Mercedes X-Class Pricing will ping it right at the top end of the ute market in Australia. No surprises there.

Mercedes X-Class Pricing

In terms of 4WD with a tub, your cheapest entry point into an X-Class will be $50,400. Naturally, it’s bottom-spec ‘Pure’ with a manual gearbox and least powerful engine. The step up to ‘Progressive’ starts at $54,900, giving you the more powerful 140kW motor and more specification standard. If you want the automatic gearbox, it’s a $2,900 step up.

At the top of the tree is the Power model, which is either $61,600 or $64,500, depending on your choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.

The interior of the X-Class is a complete redesign over the Navara, on which the car is based.

The interior of the X-Class is a complete redesign over the Navara, on which the car is based.

Mercedes X-Class engines

There are three options for engines available. Two of Nissan’s own 2.3-litre turbo diesel motors, which have identical outputs as their Navara cousins. One is a single turbo version that makes 120kW and 403Nm. With this engine, you’re limited to only a six-speed manual gearbox and the basic Pure specification. Strap on a compound turbo setup, and you’re looking at 140kW and 450Nm, which has either the six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This engine choice can be had across the range.

Of course, there is also a 3.0-litre V6 diesel, which is Mercedes’ own motor, which will top the range. 190kw and 550Nm will equal the V6 Amarok for torque (discounting the Amarok overboost), and will better it for horses. The V6 X-Class isn’t coming over with the first batch, we’ll have to wait and be happy with the four-cylinder 2.3 initially.

Although based on the Navara, Mercedes reckon the X-Class is heavily reworked for a more refined drive and ride that befits the brand and price.

Do you reckon Mercedes has done a good thing with the pricing? Let us know in the comments below.

Mercedes X-Class Pricing

Grade

Body

Engine

Drive

Transmission

MRLP

PURE

Cab Chas

X 220 d

RWD

6-spd manual

$45,450

PURE

Load Bed

X 220 d

RWD

6-spd manual

$46,400

PURE

Load Bed

X 220 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$50,400

PURE

Cab Chas

X 250 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$51,450

PURE

Cab Chas

X 250 d

4MATIC

7-spd auto

$54,350

PURE

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$52,400

PURE

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

7-spd auto

$55,300

PROGRESSIVE

Cab Chas

X 250 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$53,950

PROGRESSIVE

Cab Chas

X 250 d

4MATIC

7-spd auto

$56,850

PROGRESSIVE

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$54,900

PROGRESSIVE

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

7-spd auto

$57,800

POWER

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

6-spd manual

$61,600

POWER

Load Bed

X 250 d

4MATIC

7-spd auto

$64,500