By on July 18, 2017

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Progressive - Image: Mercedes-BenzSet to arrive in Germany in November 2017 and other global markets — but not the United States — in early 2018, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is, according to Mercedes-Benz, “the first pickup from a premium manufacturer.”

Lincoln Blackwood? Cadillac Escalade EXT? Lincoln Mark LT? You apparently don’t count.

We’ve seen the concepts before. Mercedes-Benz today revealed the production X-Class, a Nissan Navara-based pickup truck from the three-pointed star.

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Power - Image: Mercedes-BenzMarketed in Pure, Progressive, and Power trim lines, the X-Class will initially be available with two diesel powerplants generating 163 and 190 horsepower as well as a 165-horsepower gas-powered engine. Mercedes-Benz says the range-topping X-Class will feature a V6 diesel with 258 horsepower.

Though related to the Navara, the X-Class is both wider and longer, making the Benz a particularly large pickup in many of the markets in which it will compete. At  211.8 inches long, the X-Class is 20 inches shorter, bumper to bumper, than a Ford F-150 SuperCrew with the 5.5-foot box. Mercedes-Benz says the X-Class’s bed is 62.5 inches long, 61.4 inches wide, and 18.7 inches high. Payload maxes out at nearly 2,300 pounds; towing capacity rises as high as 7,700 pounds.X-Class Mercedes-Benz Accessories and Connectivity - Image: Mercedes-BenzThe X-Class will be available with rear-drive or “engageable all-wheel drive,” though the top-spec X350d is equipped solely with permanent 4Matic all-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz will also make available its Dynamic Select system with Comfort, Eco, Sport, Manual, and an Offroad mode, the latter not available on the AMG C43 Cabriolet.

But it’s with a premium interior that Mercedes-Benz hopes to support the idea of premium pricing. Mercedes-Benz credits the instrument panel’s “concave trim element,” leather dashtops, silver door handles, specially developed seats, a 9.4-inch Comand infotainment screen, and a range of customizability.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t new to the commercial sector, with a large van presence across much of the world. But whether a German pickup truck (built in a Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, and a Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina) would fly on this side of the Atlantic is a massive unknown.Mercedes-Benz X-Class Interior - Image: Mercedes-BenzMinimizing the X-Class’s chances of a U.S. presence are the costs associated with importing, a comparatively small American midsize segment, and past rejection of premium brand trucks.

Which apparently don’t exist in Mercedes-Benz’s books anyway.

[Image: Daimler AG]

Timothy Cain is a contributing analyst at The Truth About Cars and Autofocus.ca and the founder and former editor of GoodCarBadCar.net. Follow on Twitter @timcaincars.

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101 Comments on “Production 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Truck Revealed, Priced From €37,294...”


  • avatar
    krhodes1

    They did say “Premium” manufacturer, which is not a term I would use for either Cadillac or Lincoln. Though this thing is right in the vein of what they did for pickups, being a gussied up working man’s truck rather than anything bespoke.

    Probably would sell just fine here, were it not for the chicken tax making it completely unprofitable to bother doing so.

    • 0 avatar
      PenguinBoy

      If Mercedes Benz keeps offering up products like the CLA, GLA, and pimped out Nissan pickups, I’m not sure “Premium” manufacturer is a term that will apply to them much longer either.

      Although the Cadillac and Lincoln pickups were not to my tastes, with their smooth, powerful V8s, imposing size, and plush interiors, I can see where they might be considered more credible “Premium” vehicles than this blinged out Nissan…

      • 0 avatar
        krhodes1

        As I said, I think they are doing the same thing that Cadillac and Lincoln did, nothing premium about this product but the price. Doesn’t mean it wouldn’t sell here like popsicles in July were it not for the chicken tax making competitive pricing impossible.

        V8, size, and plush make for no more premium than the craptastic American landbarges of the 70’s. Brougham is back, baby!

        That said, reality of the world today is you cannot be just a premium manufacturer anymore. You just can’t sell enough product to have the necessary economies of scale. Audi is the lucky one here – they get to have their cake and eat it too thanks to Volkswagen. Mercedes and BMW have to get a bit more creative. Mercedes partnering with Nissan and BMW with Toyota is smart and necessary. I suppose in theory they should probably have a cheaper sub-brand, but that is really expensive, and most of the world doesn’t care since they don’t see Mercedes quite the same way that (some) Americans do. I personally don’t get the angst – for many years my garbage was picked up by Mercedes trucks, did not color the way I look at an S-class any more than a CLA does.

        • 0 avatar
          JohnTaurus

          It is not impossible. If they would sell well, 25% could be absorbed, assuming they could not leverage any of their North American assets to at least partially assemble it here. THEY DID THIS BEFORE WITH VANS.

          The chicken tax is a lame excuse to cover up the fact that they can’t go toe-to-toe with the well equipped American trucks.

          So, a Mercedes garbage truck doesnt taint your view of an S-Class, yet a 40 year old car taints your view of modern luxurious pickups.

          That makes total sense if you simply hate American manufacturers and welcome any others who can “stick it to them”.

          Oh, and the S-Class being big, plush and with a V-8 is great, but a big American product with a V-8 and a nice interior is icky.

          Could you be any more transparent? Your own words prove your bias against American products. You try to defend it, you make it even more profound.

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            NA is not the target market for this, so they are going for a more lucrative Global market

      • 0 avatar
        RobertRyan

        It is not a Nissan Navara, but was based on the Navara. It will a basic and Premium fit out according to the model.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          It’s a Navara with puffy fenders. Close enough. But why import/CKD it, when the Frontier will be a “Navara” next year, when they’ll be the same? The X-class may show up then, but as it’s been proven, US consumers aren’t welcoming to a pickup with a heavy badge.

          And so far, there’s no “King Ranch” (to Platinum/Limited) of midsize pickups. We don’t think of midsize pickups that way. $49K seems to be ceiling for them, fully loaded with options.

      • 0 avatar
        RobertRyan

        @PenguinBoy
        Looking at it more like Ford Lariat trim

      • 0 avatar
        bd2

        Mercedes is a FULL-line automaker, including commercial vehicles – and has a bit of a different brand image in Germany/Europe as it does here.

        The original A Class was every bit an econobox (with the B Class not much better).

        Then there’s the taxi-fleet spec E Class.

        Doing (modified) re-badge jobs (as this X-Class) is nothing new to MB as they had previously done it on the MB Citan panel van (a badge-engineered Renault Kangoo).

        The G-wagen was developed as a military vehicle at the bequest of the Shah of Iran.

        And one can not only find the Tri-star badge affixed at the front of commercial vans such as the Sprinter and Vito (not to mention the aforementioned Citan), but on commercial trucks as well, including (gasp!) sanitation/garbage trucks.

        So to say that Cadillac isn’t a “premium” manufacturer just b/c they have a few models which share platforms with lesser brands is a bit of a cop-out when Mercedes does it as well (not to mention Lexus), in addition to being involved in all manners of commercial vans and trucks.

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      Yes, all those vinyl clad Mercedes vans sure are premium. Well, they are when you go to buy parts, that’s where the “premium” part kicks in. Does Lincoln sell a cargo van? A Cadillac version of the Chevy Express would most certainly be more appalling than the Cimarron.

      Yeah, Cadillac and Lincoln trucks aren’t premium because they were just modified versions of mainstream trucks. Not anything like this Mercedes being based on a Nissan mainstream truck. Oh wait, yes it is.

      As for the chicken tax, Diamler already sells the Sprinter and Metris vans here, they’ve circumvented the chicken tax before, they could do it again.

      In fact, they have a new $500m plant here to build the Sprinter now. If they wanted to sell it here, they could very easily. They could also try getting away with importing CKD kits like they did for years with the Sprinter (and its Freightliner and Dodge clones).

      That’s only assuming the Nissan truck plant in Mississippi couldn’t accommodate them. Perhaps partial assembly there (the Nissan bits) and then a trip to South Carolina (for the Mercedes bits). They’re not that far apart logistically. No more so, I’d think, than the “final assembly” plant in Oshowa from the corresponding plant in the US (speaking of the Chevrolet Silverado). Disclaimer, I haven’t actually compared the two.

      They won’t do it because they know that in no time, probably during a car magazine/website tester’s drive, someone will pull up next to it in a Denali/King Ranch/Platinum/etc and LHAO. “Aww, how cute. A little truck dressed up like a Mercedes.”

      They know it will instantly be compared to American full size trucks. The ones that pull trees out of the ground and even customers out of Mercedes cars. They’re bigger, stronger, more capable and just as nice inside.

      Nothing about this is better in any way, except in the anti-American vehicle/policy/damn-near-everything person’s eyes, and that’s because it ISN’T an American truck.

      Its the same reason most people buy a basic half ton over a midsize truck. More truck for your money wins.

      So, they’d sell an embarrassingly low amount of them here. Not worth the effort. Only outside of the US and Canada, where our trucks are too gosh-darn big, does it have a chance.

  • avatar
    Tosh

    Can I as an aspiring warlord assume some of that customizability entails run-flat tires and bullet-proof glass?

  • avatar
    klossfam

    A gussied up Nissan with MB interior and badges? No thank you…I think I’ll stick with my Ridgeline RTL-E…or for a diesel, I’d buy a Canyon in Denali trim…

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      @klossfam
      Not a Nissan. It was based on the Nissan, but appears to have virtually nothing in common, including the suspension, body and drive lines

  • avatar
    heliotropic

    That tablet on the dash looks especially bad with all that empty space between the CD player and HVAC controls.

  • avatar
    thelaine

    Pedestrian. Waiting for the Maybach pickup.

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    Sweet Nissan…errr ,Mercedes just like the CLA/GLA with cheap a$$ interior, cheap a$$ build-quality, diesel sounding clackety engine and schizophreniic transmission!

    Way to sully what remains of your soul/heritage/legacy, genius management at Daimler, by likely broadcasting this Nissan Navaho-whatever you call it as a “Mercedes.”

    I beat the rental CLA I had in Nevada-Arizona to within an inch of its sad life. Good times and a fitting treatment for that pile of excrement!

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      @Deadweight
      Will sell well for it’s target market

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      If you think the interior of the CLA/GLA is cheap (which it is), then you would really be impressed by the interiors in the original A Class and B Class.

      • 0 avatar
        threeer

        When I used to travel back and forth to Germany, I often times wound up with an A-class. In higher-spec and engine levels, I rather actually liked the wee-beastie. Not that it would have every sold in the US, mind you…but it worked great on the narrow streets between Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart. Coupled with a manual trans, I enjoyed driving them. Premium? Not really. But as has been said already here, MB provides vehicles across the spectrum overseas. They’re not all loaded E and S classes over there.

  • avatar
    I_like_stuff

    Mercedes: Just because you CAN do something, doesn’t mean you SHOULD do something.

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      @I_like_stuff
      On the surface it should sell well. Mercedes does make Trucks in NA well HDT ones

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      I like stuff,
      The global pickup market will sell lots of these.

      Oddly, US full size pickups will only remain profitable in NA, an ever shrinking pickup market proportionally and global pickups are in over 180 countries.

      The global market is larger than the US pickup market.

      Even in Australia we sell more pickups per capita than the US. This is mainly midsize and a few US fullsize. You guys count most light trucks as pickups as well. That’s why Australia is important in the 4×4 and pickup world.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        Oddly, US fullsize pickups (except Tundra/Titan) would be very profitable any place the Hilux sells well. Their extreme/obscene profits in the US should give you a clue.

        Obviously selling imported vehicles around the world has its share of obstacles, technical and otherwise, especially RHD conversion, but it’s mostly that same extreme/obscene US profitability that has kept US pickup makers at home, never needing to reach out to foreign markets. But absolutely none, are nearly as inviting as the US is to foreign automakers. It’s not a “2-way street” obviously.

        • 0 avatar
          RobertRyan

          No, you would be starving trying to off load that US junk in the ME. ” Oddly” would be an appropriate word. Highly unprofitable

          • 0 avatar
            Big Al from Oz

            RobertRyan,
            I’m currently working in the ME and the country I’m in has quite a few full size half ton pickups from the US.

            Funnily, they are not used for work or even towing, Hiluxes, Navaras, Mitsubishi’s, Tata’s and Great Wall’s are used as work utes of choice, not US full size pickups.

            Imagine a Tata or Great Wall as a preferred work vehicle. I never thought I would encounter that!

            Even in Australia we have some of those Brazilian F250s as “work” utes.

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            @Big Al from Oz
            Even those Chinese Pickups are built for work, but I would not get too excited about their build quality and reliability.
            On a Caravanning site a former F350 owner has switched to an IVECO has a tow vehicle. Strange choice on the surface of it, but he was pretty scathing about the F350

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            @Big Al from Oz
            His post on the forum

            I had an F350 and would not recommend them as being terribly robust.

            I got a reasonable trade in for it against an Isuzu, but I’m not sure they realised how many times I had re-attached the rear spring hangers with a stick welder, or that the bullbar was now a structural component…

            The seats were comfy, and the seated position was behind the front axle. That’s about all I can say that was good about it compared to the Isuzu 4WD trucks where you are seated over the axle.

            The Iveco 4WD seats you behind the axle, it seems to be incredibly robust (I’ve had no issues yet) and is in my opinion more comfortable than the F truck was.

            The downside to the Iveco is that their dealer network is not as large as Isuzu, but with 40,000km service intervals you don’t need to find a dealer too often.”

          • 0 avatar
            Big Al from Oz

            RobertRyan,
            We are using EcoSieze F150 crew cabs and EcoSieze powered Expeditions with a sprinkling of Kia Sorento’s, Hiluxes and a Mitsubishi Triton diesel.

            We had to stop using the Sorento’s and EcoSieze powered Fords for anything but point to point driving. Idling is bad ju’ju for them in the heat here.

            Hence my new term EcoSieze, not EcoThirst, which is apt as well.

            We’ve seized some Sorentos and F150/Expeditions already.

            The Hilux and believe it or not the Triton are handling the heat far better.

            The vehicle of choice that is most popular is the V8 Nissan Patrol. It’s like a Corolla or Camry here.

            It seems Hiluxes are the most common brand of ute. They all have 2.7 gas engines, no 4 litre V6’es. And oddly they are SR5s.

            I’ve never seen or encountered a SR5 with a 2.7. The interiors are pretty basic, so it’s not like the Aussie SR5s.

  • avatar
    ChesterChi

    Given the name “X-class” and all those X-shaped vents on the dashboard, it’s only logical to enlist Xzibit as their spokesman: “Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so we put a bunch of X shapes in your X class”

  • avatar
    slavuta

    ISIS commanders line up for this already with 50-cal gun stands

  • avatar
    ajla

    This is my pick up truck. It is a Mercedes Benz X-Class in the Progressive trim level. It is a heavily based on a Nissan product. It uses a gas engine that produces the same horsepower as my 1988 Buick.

  • avatar
    Edsel

    Everyone makes a pickup now. Mercedes should be a little more daring by introducing a vehicle no one else has. A 6×6 four-door convertible….
    http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/Mercedes-Benz-in-WWII-1.jpg

  • avatar
    Silence

    Sad. This is even more crass than a SAAB branded Trailblazer.

  • avatar
    RobertRyan

    @ Matt Posky
    A very TTAC comment.
    “Mercedes-Benz isn’t new to the commercial sector, with a large van presence across much of the world.”
    They happen to be the biggest truck maker on the planet. In NA they own Freightliner.

  • avatar
    Prove Your Humanity 2+9=?

    So which one will we get in the U.S.: the Nissan pickup with the German logo built in the Japanese plant in Spain or the French plant in Argentina?

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    Ford called. It wants the Explorer Sport Trac it lent Daimler back.

  • avatar
    SPPPP

    Mid-Size Pickup (Premium) Birth Watch, Episode 1

    Uh, I think this vehicle has more than a fair chance at success in the US market. I think Mercedes could easily sell 25k – 40k units per year.

  • avatar

    MB should know “can’t have it” is a red flag to some. I fully expect them to hit the hot and trendy…Miami Beach, Ranches in Texas, Beverly Hills. You’d need to bring it in from your foreign holdings to show it off. A mercedes pickup ? There’s a small but rich demo who will appear at the dealer and say “take my money”. They won’t care about stump pulling or getting a horse trailer across Nebraska…that’s what the help is for.

  • avatar

    “Best or Nothing”? You are kidding how truck designed (and built?) by discount/subprime brand like Nissan can be the “best”? @Mercedes – welcome to club, join Cadillac “The Standard of the World”.

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      Inside looking Out
      Will not be built by Nissan

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        @Robert Ryan – Again you’re just full of stupid comments. Yes it will be built by Nissan, yes it will run down the same exact assembly line with the Navara, yes in Spain, and why would it do otherwise??

        This is what “re-badged” trucks do.

        It’s OK to be ignorant of the facts, but why do you repeatedly comment with zero knowledge, but readily present things as *fact* that you obviously pull out of your A$$?

        • 0 avatar
          RobertRyan

          @Dimwit
          Navara is built in Thailand for Asian market.

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            Regardless of where it’s sold, all X-class pickups will be built by Nissan, right down to the Mercedes emblems slapped on.

            Do you understand this? Do you need me to type slower? With your dumb comment, it’s unclear if I’m getting through.

          • 0 avatar
            RobertRyan

            Dimwit
            It is being built in Spain and Argentina, not Asia

        • 0 avatar

          Mike, I think Big Al and RobertRyan are two chatboxes and most likely not even from Australia. I am sure they would pass Turing’s test but it does mean they are AI – many chatboxes do pass Turing test. Turing test is kind of outdated by modern standards.

          • 0 avatar
            Big Al from Oz

            Inside Looking Out,
            Lately I feel “non” Aussie. I’ve been traversing the globe for work!

            No, I’m an Aussie and a Yank (from Long Island and South Jersey) and half French, so I visit France and Europe once a year, or thereabouts.

            Sort of a mutt.

            I don’t mind having a chat either.

            Thanks for your compliment!

          • 0 avatar

            No problem – working as engineer in Silicon Valley I am AI fan. Tesla’s assembly plant is couple of exits away from my work. I may buy Model 3 one day.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      It’s not like it’s any worse than what MB has already been doing with the Citan (aka rebadged Renault Kangoo).

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    Well, I can see a number of silly comments ranging from chicken tax to Navara.

    First, more infomation from the author would reduce some of the dumbass comments.

    The only parts borrowed from Nissan are the chassis, the body and a engine.

    The chicken tax reduces competition in the US. A large number of people complain about vehicle prices, well a 25% tax on imports WILL reduce fair competition and increase prices.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al From 'Murica

      This thing starts at 43,000 dollars. That is the price converted from Euro before any chicken tax is applied. 43 grand gets you a lot of truck here. I mean you are at very nicely equipped full sized truck money to start. Load this thing up with options and you are getting into king ranch money. Now I know which one you would buy, but I also know which one most Americans would buy. This is after a small niche of a small segment of the US truck market. Not really worth the effort.

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        Which country?

        From what I’m reading a base model X Class will be competitive against the Amarok.

        So, the Aussie base twin turbo diesel AWD will be in the mid 40s. Or low to mid 30s in USD.

        The V6 diesel looks great with 550Nm of torque. That will haul butt in a mid sizer.

        It seems to be a nice pickup.

        Oh, don’t forget the talk of the Alaskan and Navara getting the Reno V6 diesel.

        It seems the global pickup scene will be the place of real change.

        GM has a LS3 powered Colorado in Australia they are trialling and the EcoSieze Rangers.

        Soon if you want power and performance you could look at a global pickup.

        But the ……….. chicken tax!

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al From 'Murica

      And the dude who comments the F150 is just a longer Ranger and claims the US truck market isn’t as lucrative as the global market is talking about silly comments? I got nothing.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al From 'Murica

      And they only borrow the chassis, body, and engines? Wow may as well call it a clean slate design. Just damn.

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      @BAFO – What “competition”? Which pickups from around the globe (if the chicken tax was lifted) would be a *threat* to fullsize pickup prices?

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      @Dimwit
      All US Pickups are built iby the same company

  • avatar
    johnnyz

    Yup, my 2016 f150 super crew 4×4 lariat, sticked at 43k. And it got turbo.

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      @johnnyz
      How well does it go off road?

      • 0 avatar
        johnnyz

        Living in Minnesota there are opportunities to go off-road but I do not. If I was going off-road I would not take a 43k truck, that’s what a 2k beater is for. However, when we get 8 inches of snow it plows right through!

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Johnnyz,
      Does the X Class have the same chintzy Mitsubishi like interior as the F150?

      Does the X Class return better than 15mpg like the 2.7 F150?

      Is the MB a more refined vehicle with better handling dynamics?

      Bigger does not mean better. A big vehicle is nice, but quality also counts.

      • 0 avatar
        johnnyz

        IDK I liked the ford interior better than the Dodge or Chevy. Doesn’t look mitsu to me.

        The 2.7 makes good power and I get 19mpg and I am not shy about putting my foot into the turbos.

        I like Nissan’s too! My other car is a 2016 Maxima. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Hater!

        • 0 avatar
          Big Al from Oz

          Johnnyz,
          You again highlighted the US pickup market.

          “Oh I like the Ford better than a GM or Ram”, sort of response.

          There is a lot more to the pickup market than those three.

          Actually the most dynamic pickup segment is the global market at the moment.

        • 0 avatar
          Big Al from Oz

          johnnyz,
          We have new aluminium F150s and Expeditions with the EcoSieze engines.

          Their interiors are what could be expected from a cheap Mitsubishi or even some Chinese vehicles.

          For the US to have big cheap vehicles, you must manufacture cheap vehicles.

          • 0 avatar
            johnnyz

            I’ve owned Chevys, Mopars and Fords. Yes, the Alm body was a selling point, lower weight= moar performance.

            I get it, you hate the Ford interiors. I would advise you not to buy one.

            I also shopped the New Nissan PU, I didn’t look at the Toyo.

            Ford won! Mitsu interior and all. BTW I like the interior with dark accents and the waterfall walnut piece on the doors. Go FORD!

  • avatar
    Sgt Beavis

    OK, that’s all well and good. Nicely done MB.

    Now Ford, can you please get on with the US version of the Ranger. Especially that Ranger Raptor. Because frankly that’s all many care about at this point.

    Oh and you over there Jeep, stop dragging your damn knuckles on the Wrangler PU.

  • avatar
    RobertRyan

    @thelaine
    We get both.

  • avatar
    conundrum

    OP writes, “the first pickup from a premium manufacturer” with a snort of derision. It is though, because 97% of the world’s population lives outside the US, and are almost completely unaware of Cadillac and Lincoln, let alone their pickup trucks. Mercedes brand awareness is high everywhere, and they don’t plan to sell this thing in North America anyway, so they’re 97% correct in their self-serving marketing pronouncement. Still, that’s an A+.

  • avatar
    Zackman

    So, I guess this truck can be called a “Teutonic Titan”, huh?

    Give me a Chevy or Ford and call it done.

  • avatar
    Frylock350

    Who’s the designer behind the infotainment screen? Looks like they just glued an iPad to the dash…

  • avatar
    Menloguy

    The tail lights can use some detail like the traditional ribs to make it look more like a Mercedes. It looks too much like the ones on the Nissan Frontier.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    The German price for this vehicle seems very high. So, I wouldn’t use the pricing in the title of this article as the basis for judgment.

    Here in Australia it seems the price will be starting at around $40 000AUD for the X Class, or $30kUSD.

    It will also top out at around $70kAUD or around $50kUSD. If you deduct the 15% tax (hidden Aussie tax) from the price it would cost less than $45k for one of the most advanced pickups in the world. How much is a top of the line US Colorado with a the p!ssy 2.8 diesel?

    This is not bad for a midsize diesel with 35 less hp and 80ftlb less torque than a XD Titan.

    It a damn shame the US can’t import some of these because the Chicken Tax is a barrier to freedom of choice.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/worlds-most-hitech-ute-unveiled-mercedes-xclass-due-on-sale-early-2018/news-story/be7a750886fc6a3a268da7accfe36158

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Actually if the 15% is deducted from the entry model it will cost around $24kUSD. Not bad for a Mercedes Benz, especially a twin turbo diesel.

      How much is a cheap diesel Colorado in the US?

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