For those of you who are not aware, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is exactly the same model as the Nissan Navara, except it is dressed in fancier clothes while featuring some additional technology too. Also, the X-Class has been offering a more powerful six cylinder diesel engine since March.
Since there isn’t much of a difference between the two, there are some customers who are not willing to spend quite a bit more on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Instead, they opt for the more mainstream version. Nonetheless, the world’s largest aftermarket tuner, Brabus, has created a tuning package for this truck that might convince them to reconsider.
Brabus has developed a full-on exterior and interior kit for the X Class, giving it a sportier look while improving on its practicality. Among the add-ons are new LED markers built into the front bumper and another lighting module with twelve diodes on the roof, which is activated with the high beam. The revised fascia then gets a new grille design, and in the back is a set of chrome tailpipes.
The X Class now has a more distinctive face, where a Brabus front element is centrally positioned in front of the radiator grille, giving the pickup a more aggressive look. As mentioned earlier, the grille now has a honeycomb design, together with even more striking visual effects. The designers also integrated three precise fit Brabus elements into the recesses. Brabus also made a unique set of two-tone, 20-inch one piece wheels that come with seven pairs of twin spokes.
When it comes to performance, the X Class is powered by a retuned 2.3-liter diesel engine under the hood. It is the X 250d version, and not the new six cylinder one, which produces 211 horsepower (155 kilowatts) and 376 pound feet (510 Newton metres) of torque, available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm.
This is an additional 21 hp (15 kw) and 42 pound feet (60 Newton metres) of torque from before. After all the changes, the pickup will be able to do the 62 mile per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint in only 11.5 seconds from a standstill. Brabus has also confirmed that it is already working on a performance upgrade for the more potent top-of-the-range X 350d model.
Of course, the tuners decided to rework the interior as well, but the revisions inside the cabin are minor and include stainless steel scuff plates and sporty aluminium pedals and footrest. To personalize it, customers can dress the cabin of the X Class in a number of different upholstery designs and colour combinations. Of course, they will only be offering the finest leather and Alcantara.