An engine revised upwards
As for the engine, as explained above, when it was launched, the X-Class had a 4-cylinder Renault diesel engine, with 160 or 190 horsepower. This configuration was a little light for a vehicle of this prestige, and below what the competition offered.
That’s why Mercedes has installed a home-made V6, also diesel, for this pickup truck. It is the same 258-horsepower engine that already equips the E-Class; it is driven by the 7G-Tronic gearbox, with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
A small detail about the engine cylinders: they have a special coating, reducing friction. A technology initially developed for Formula 1.