Carlex Design plans to assemble a Mercedes X-Class 3-axle pickupOctober 8, 2018
Unfortunately, all the information that is currently available on the ambitious project of the Carlex tuning studio engineers is quite scarce. Nevertheless, we want to note that the upgraded German pickup on this teaser looks very promising.
Atelier Carlex Design is well acquainted with the German compact pickup Mercedes-Benz X-Class – not the first time, the guys create new and quite interesting projects based on this car. I must say that the next project of the company is much more daring than all previous ones. Carlex Design engineers are planning to create a 6-wheeled monster of roads based on a pickup truck It is known that the wheelbase of the car will be increased, and its body will also receive some changes.
A couple of hours ago, the studio Carlex Design published the teaser of the future car, which was called the X-Class Exy 6×6.
According to company representatives, the project is much more than just extra wheels “bolted” to a regular pickup version. Pampered tuning studio plan to create a real monster of roads – for this purpose, a winch will appear on the revised front of the car, as well as new bumpers.
It is known that the car can boast impressive front and rear overhangs. A massive air intake will appear on the revised hood. And of course, the wheel arches will be greatly expanded. On the roof there is a place for an LED chandelier. Steps will appear on the door sills, which will facilitate entry into the pickup, which apparently will receive and increased ground clearance.
However, the biggest changes will occur in the back of the car. Specialists at Carlex Design are planning to locate an additional axle with a pair of wheels – this is exactly why the wheelbase of the car will be increased. Especially for this project will create a huge number of exclusive parts, in particular large rear wings. The entire width of the rear door, which closes the cargo compartment, will be a huge letter X. Also worth noting is the new buildings bumper, which has two large tailpipes of the exhaust system.
So far there is no information about what will be under the hood of the Mercedes X-Class Exy 6×6. Now, the most powerful version of the usual German pickup can be equipped with a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 with a capacity of 258 horsepower (the max of torque is 550 Nm). A 7-speed automatic transmission was installed.
The fact that the German car brand Mercedes-AMG can still refuse to use the legendary V12 engine, we already wrote in one of our recent news.