New Mercedes-Benz X350d will pack a punch, but it won’t be cheap
Mercedes-Benz Australia has released technical and pricing details for its much anticipated flagship X350d pick up, which is due to arrive locally in the final quarter of 2018.
Power will be derived from a 3.0 litre turbo diesel V6 that produces 190kW and 550Nm from 1400 to 3200 rpm. That V6 is mated to a 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic that sends power to Mercedes’ 4Matic 4×4 system.
Mercedes promises that the X350d will be quick on road with a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 and capable in the rough stuff, with ground clearance of 222mm, wading depth of 60mm and a multi-mode four-wheel drive system.
Two trim levels will be offered: the X350d Progressive and Power. The V6 models will have similar equipment levels to their four-cylinder counterparts, except the Progressive adds KEYLESS-GO, 2-zone THERMOTRONIC air conditioning and new 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels.
Should you opt for the Power version, you’ll get KEYLESS-GO, 2-zone THERMOTRONIC air conditioning and new 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels over the four pot model. And of course, all V6 models get “V6” and “X350d” badging.
A range of genuine accessories will also be available, which includes a styling bar, hard cover, hardtop, stowage box, load bed liner, load-securing rails in the load bed, and an underguard.
Now, for pricing. The X350d won’t be cheap. The Progressive will start at $73,270 and the Power from $79,415. Both prices exclude on road costs and other government charges.