Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The X350d is available only in the X-Class’ existing mid-spec Progressive and top-spec Power model grades. Both are equipped with the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic full-time 4x4 system.
Our Power test vehicle has a list price of $72,195. However, it was also fitted with several factory options including the $2090 Style Pack, which includes privacy glass on rear windows, electric sliding rear window, side-steps, roof rails and alternative 19-inch multi-spoke alloys with road-biased 255/55R19 tyres and full-size spare. Other options were black leather seats ($1750) and Diamond Silver metallic paint ($950).
It was also equipped with some genuine M-B accessories including a protective bed-liner for the load tub ($899), chrome sports bar ($1551) and full towing kit ($2063). So by the time you add that lot together, plus dealer margins, GSTs and ORCs, the total retail price or ‘drive-away’ (depending on dealer) is $88,718.
That’s firmly in prestige car territory; a price for a dual cab ute that was unimaginable not so long ago. Beyond the new engine and drivetrain, standard equipment revisions for the X350d Power include brushed aluminium dashboard trim, black roof liner and new 19-inch ‘six-twin-spoke’ alloy wheels.