If three do the same, it does not come out the Same, Best example is the Pick-up Trio, Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan and Mercedes X-class. Despite the common base of each model tries to visually from the other to distinguish. Mercedes goes a step further: in addition to a standalone Cockpit, the Swabians plants a really fat engine under the hood. The result is the new Mercedes X 350 d 4matic.
While Nissan and Renault, the end of the flagpole is reached at 190 HP from a 2.3-Liter, four-cylinder, there is on the part of Mercedes, a thick Diesel-lookup. More specifically: the three-liter V6 with 258 HP and 550 Newton metres of torque. Is coupled to the power unit to a seven-speed automatic. In addition, a driving program switch for the modes Comfort, Eco, Sport, Manual, and off-road. In 7.9 seconds and it goes to 100, at 205 km/h.
A ground clearance of 22 inches and a fording depth of 60 cm are good conditions for off-road use. A permanent all-wheel drive ("4matic" in the name) helps with reduction and optional rear locking differential. The driving force is tightly distributed in the ratio 40 to 60 percent in favor of the rear axle. Standard equipment includes a Keyless entry, Two-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels and USB audio system with eight speakers. At first it sounds good is all relative but, whether of a basic price of 53.360 Euro. For comparison: The six cylinder VW Amarok 3.0 TDI 224 HP and an automatic is 50.581 Euro. Starting in mid-2018, the Mercedes X 350 d should be at the dealer.(rh)