Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design offers Maybach looks and interior

Article by Christian A., on July 9, 2018

When the Mercedes-Benz X-Class was unveiled in 2017, it was no doubt a representation of luxury among pickup trucks. While Maybach represents the ultra-luxurious side of Mercedes-Benz, the X-Class isn't one. However, a Polish company that goes by the name of Carlex Design is offering to convert the new X-Class into a Maybach-like pickup in terms of looks and features.

Carlex Design noted that the Mercedes-Benz X-Class deserves to be called as a luxury pickup. Not only that the pickup offers a drive comparable to a sports utility vehicle, it also delivers a smooth comfortable ride. In addition, the new X-Class, in its standard guise, isn't just coz and comfortable, but is also equipped with features found in premium cars. Thus, Carlex Design made the X-Class a subject of a new conversion program that could be availed for as low as EUR105,000. To prove its point, the Polish specialist created an example.

At a glance, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design is undeniably an X-Class but with a twist. The typical grille of the X-Class has been replaced by that of a Maybach. In particular, this conversion employs a grille from the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet.

Furthermore, a carbon body kit was fitted on this X-Class, as created by Pickup Design. This carbon body kit – made employing new molds and consists of 15 elements – includes the a bonnet cover, front and rear bumpers, a roof spoiler and wheel arches, as well as rear light frames. The grille isn't the only element derived from the Maybach S650 Cabrio, as the wheels of the X-Class by Carlex Design are also sourced from the Maybach model.

Wrapped in porcelain white and chocolate brown finish, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Carlex Design features carbon mirror covers, carbon Style Bar by Pickup Design, tonneau padded with teak, as well as styling stickers and Limited Edition emblems.

Carlex Design acknowledges that luxury starts in the interior, which is why the Mercedes-Benz X-Class conversion boasts of a number of solutions also employed by Mercedes-Benz and Maybach. For instance, the X-Class by Carlex Design makes use of original Nappa Porzellan leather that is also used in Maybach latest models. Furthermore, the X-Class by Carlex Design makes of full grain leather.

Its Recaro Sportster seats, benches and door panels are wrapped in leather, while the headliner is made of Alcantara with an embroidered flower motif. Leather and wood are employed for the dash board. Aside from the wooden seat back, the X-Class by Carlex Design also features wooden inserts, laser-engraved motifs, leather trim as well as reshaped steering wheel. Additional emblems and laser-engraved motifs are also found in the luxurious cabin of the X-Class by Carlex Design.

Press Release

Carlex Design Mercedes-Benz X-Class

We have found the Mercedes-Benz X-Class amazing for a number reasons. First, driving it is an experience comparable to that of an SUV, which is new quality in the world of tough pickups, and one of the latest trends: pickups manufacturers try to “smoothen” their cars, so that they are commercial vehicles ensuring a comfortable ride. Next, the standard interior of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is quite cosy, comfortable, and equipped with a few gadgets to be found in premium cars, like USB docks, Bluetooth, or a touch GPS. The style is that of top Mercedes-Benz models, which has been a perfect starting point for conversions that meet the requirements of premium customers.

It is the interior of the car that should be luxury. Carlex Design implemented a number of solutions employed by Mercedes-Benz and Maybach, like original Nappa Porzellan leather (to be found in the latest models of Maybach), characterised by a very soft touch and natural structure.

Full grain leather in the automotive industry is the most exclusive and desirable product. Working with such material is a pure pleasure and the results are always great.

Besides the leather inside the X-Class Yachting Edition, a large amount of Alcantara and exotic wood was used. As a result, we have received the interior of the pickup, which with the precision of workmanship, the range of modifications and quality of materials used will satisfy the needs of the most demanding users. On the exterior you will find some interesting changes as well. In the foreground, we have a new body kit, which consists of 15 elements.

The body kit was recently presented on the Mercedes X-Class Urban by Pickup Design but for this project a carbon body kit was made using new moulds.

The car also features teak, original Maybach S650 Coupe wheels and grille. The body was painted porcelain white and chocolate brown and a marked with limited edition symbol. The cars will be built exclusively at Carlex Design branches and their quantities will be limited. The approximate price of a car, depending on the base version, is approx. 105.000 Euro.

Below we present the specification of the modification.


a carbon body kit, comprising a front bumper, a bonnet cover, a rear bumper, a roof spoiler, wheel arches, and rear light frames;
carbon mirror covers;
a Maybach S650 Cabrio grille;
Maybach S650 Cabrio rims;
A carbon Style Bar by Pickup Design
a tonneau padded with teak;
styling stickers and Limited Edition emblems.

leather Recaro Sportster seats, benches and door panels
wooden seat back;
dashboard: leather and wood;
reshaped steering wheel, wooden inserts, laser-engraved motifs, leather trim;
headliner made of Alcantara with an embroidered motif of the flower of the winds;
additional emblems and laser-engraved motifs.

Source: Carlex Design

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