Breaking new ground for Mercedes

German maker weighs into the one-tonne pick-up arena for the first time in its history with the new X-Class

5th November, 2017
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The strength of the Mercedes-Benz X 250 d Power lies in its refinement

Mercedes’ decision to enter the one-tonne pick-up marketplace (so called because these vehicles can carry a metric tonne in their load beds, or, by another measurement, because they can take a Euro pallet in the back) is driven by a shift towards these trucks from traditional SUVs. Pick-ups originally start life as commercial vehicles for business use. That qualifies them for tax breaks on both purchase prices and running costs, which is why they’re becoming...

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