After a long awaited release and announcement, we now have the Mercedes X-Class V6 Pricing revealed. With two new models the new X-Class X350d will produce 190kW of power at 3400rpm and 550Nm of torque between 1400-3200rpm.

Being offered up in two trim levels, the entry-level Progressive and top-end Power, you will be paying a premium against every other mid-sized dual cab ute on the market. The Progressive is slated to start at $73,720 plus on-roads, with the Power to start at $79,415.

For an ‘entry level’ ute (we use this term loosely – it is a Mercedes Benz after all – they’re not known for their ‘arm-strong’ windows or vinyl floors), the Progressive is priced at a rather steep $17,730 more than the ‘entry-level’ V6 VW Amarok.

Looking at the other side of the trim levels, the Power, at $79,415, is $4,425 more than the new Ford Ranger Raptor; although the X-Class V6 has a lot more grunt.

Pitting the new V6 X350d against the already on-sale X250d you’re looking at an increase in 50kW of power and 100Nm of torque, as well as a price increase of $8,770 from the Power model of the X250d to the base model Progressive X350d.

It is also worth noting for the ‘but it’s just a re-badged Nissan’ crowd, that with the new Mercedes built V6, this model is about as far from a Narvara we’re going to see, with the X-Class having a completely redesigned body, and only sharing the frame platform between vehicles. The Australian-delivered X350d will also ride 20mm higher than it’s European counterparts, retaining the coil rear-end, one-tonne payload, and 3500kg towing capacity. Oh, and there is also the 7-speed auto fitted up to the Mercedes 4MATIC all-wheel drive system slated for the V6 model.

So now we’ve had the Mercedes X-Class V6 pricing revealed, is it enough to pull punters away from the only mid-sized ute in its power class, the VW Amarok? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class X350d pricing (plus on-road costs):

X350d Progressive                  $73,270

X350d Power                          $79,415