The Mercedes-Benz X-Class will never have an AMG-versionSeptember 25, 2018
The head of AMG believes that the Japanese-French roots of the pickup Mercedes-Benz X-Class will not allow such a model to be made
The company Mercedes-AMG will not do the top version of the pick-up X-Class. The reason is called the inability to plant AMG-specificity to the Japanese-French roots of the machine, which divides the platform with Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
“The X-Class will not have an AMG version,” said Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers during a meeting with journalists at the presentation of the GT 4-Door Coupe – Never. ” This is reported by the Australian site CarSales. It is noted that the company may also lack a free resource, as it is keen on other projects, and is not ready to produce a model that will enjoy low demand.
Without the Mercedes-AMG, the most powerful version of the X-Class pickup will remain the X 350 d 4Matic modification with a three-liter V6 diesel with 258 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. Coupled with a seven-speed automatic, such a motor can accelerate a pickup up to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.9 seconds. The maximum speed of the machine is 205 kilometers per hour.