2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d specifications

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d front three quarter

Mercedes-Benz will use the 2018 Geneva Motor Show to display its most powerful utility – the 2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d – for the first time.

It’s likely to be one of the most expensive work utes when it goes on sale, but with a far nicer interior than most of its competitors and a punchy diesel engine, it will certainly attract a few buyers.

Engine and transmission

Of course, the headline act is the engine – a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel, which produces 258hp (190kW) and 550Nm, eclipsing the Volkswagen Amarok V6’s power output.

Despite the X-Class using a Nissan Navara as its basis, this isn’t the same V6 as was found in the D40 ST-X 550. It’s straight from the MB commercial vehicle range, being a single-turbo unit with peak torque coming in at a low 1400rpm, and it even has start-stop tech to save fuel.

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d side view

Merc also says that it has the same “nanoslide” cylinder liner coating used in its Formula 1 cars. Now there’s a tidbit of info you can brag about at the building site.

Backed by a seven-speed auto (including shift paddles), the X350d can get from 0-100kmh in 7.9 seconds. Not bad for a work ute. But remember: that’s not fully loaded.

Three all-wheel-drive modes come as standard: 4MAT to help “vehicle dynamics”, 4H for light off-road duties and 4L mode, which engages the low-range. The transfer case operates at 2.9:1 and you can option a rear diff lock.

Drive modes

The X-Class V6 gets five different drive modes, enabling different characteristics for different conditions.

  • Comfort is the default mode, and gives leisurely shift points and a slightly doughy throttle response.
  • ECO encourages the engine to shift early, minimising fuel use.
  • Sport sharpens throttle response and shifts at higher revs
  • Manual enables you to use the paddle shifters and makes gear shifts snappier; and
  • Offroad keeps the auto from shifting up, making it easier when driving on low traction surfaces.

The drive select button sits on the centre console and when selected, a popup notification shows in the instrument panel for a few seconds.

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d rear three quarter


While work utes have been traditionally fitted with leaf springs at the rear, that’s a bit too harsh for a Mercedes-Benz customer, so the X350d gets coil springs both front and rear.

The ground clearance is 222mm, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but Merc says its articulation will make up for it.

The chart below also details the X350d’s off-road credentials.

2019 Mercedes-Benz X350d interior


The X350d comes in both Progressive and Power trim lines, both getting keyless start and dual-zone climate control.

The Progressive trim gets 17-inch alloy wheels,  chrome air vents, leather steering wheel (and park brake), fabric seats, Merc’s Audio 20 infotainment and an eight-speaker sound system.

Power gets a chrome-look faux stone-guard, chrome-plated rear bumper, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED  headlamps, different trim for the dashboard, man-made leather and microfibre seats which are electrically adjustable, and the Audio 20 CD infotainment system with a multifunction touchpad.


At this stage, Mercedes-Benz has only released pricing for Germany, with the X350d starting at Euro 53,360 (incl. 19 percent VAT).

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Mercedes-Benz X350d specifications

Mercedes-Benz X 350 d 4MATIC
Engine3.0 litre V6 turbocharged engine
Displacement (cc)2987
Output (kW [hp])190 [258] at 3400 rpm
Max. torque (Nm)550 at 1400–3200 rpm
Powertrain4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with rear-biased 40:60 torque distribution
Transmission7G-TRONIC PLUS with steering wheel shift paddles and ECO start/stop function
Provisional figures: fuel consumption (l/100 km) urban/extra-urban/combined10.2/8.3/9.0
Provisional figures: Combined CO2emissions (g/km)237
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s)7.9
Top speed (km/h)205



Off-road Specifications
Fording depthup to 600 mm
Ground clearanceFront axle 202 mm

Rear axle 222 mm for suspension with raised ground clearance

Angle of approach/departure front/rearup to 29°/24°

up to 30°/25° for suspension with raised ground clearance

Maximum tiltup to 49.8°

up to 49° for suspension with raised

ground clearance

Ramp breakover angleup to 20.4°

up to 22° for suspension with raised

ground clearance

Maximum gradeabilityup to 100%