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The king of our recent Dual-Cab Ute Mega Test takes on the newcomer, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Watch Trent and Paul put these two big utes through their paces. FULL REVIEW: https://www.caradvice.com.au/649578/2018-mercedes-benz-x-class-x250d-power-v-ford-ranger-wildtrak/ ------------------------------------------------------------- CarAdvice.com is where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent reviews of new cars. Our videos are created by expert and unbiased journalists who are passionate about their work. We have fun making these videos and we hope you enjoy them too. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and encourage discussion. Don’t hesitate to ask us a question in the comments section. Subscribe to CarAdvice for your regular fix of automotive news, reviews and entertainment. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CarAdvice CONNECT WITH US — https://facebook.com/CarAdvice — https://twitter.com/car_advice — https://plus.google.com/+caradvice — https://instagram.com/caradvice JOIN OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER Get the latest news, reviews and videos fast-tracked to your inbox by registering for 'The Shortcut' here: http://www.caradvice.com.au/theshortcut/subscribe/ https://www.caradvice.com.au/649578/2018-mercedes-benz-x-class-x250d-power-v-ford-ranger-wildtrak/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=YT_DESC - Read the article here.
Specifications: Length/width/height/wheelbase - 5,254/1,954/1,834/3,097 mm Kerb weight - 1,906-2,145 kg Engine - 3.0-litre (2,967 cc), 6-cylinder (V6) turbo diesel Max output - 163 PS (120 kW) at 2,750-4,500 rpm Max torque - 450 Nm at 1,250-2,500 rpm Transmission - 6-speed manual, RWD/AWD 0-100 km/h - 9.6-10.0 seconds Top speed - 171-180 km/h Fuel consumption - 10.0-10.6/7.0-7.9/8.1-8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined Engine - 3.0-litre (2,967 cc), 6-cylinder (V6) turbo diesel Max output - 204 PS (150 kW) at 3,000-4,500 rpm Max torque - 500 Nm at 1,250-2,7500 rpm Transmission - 6-speed manual / 8-speed automatic; AWD 0-100 km/h - 8.3-9.2 seconds Top speed - 178-189 km/h Fuel consumption - 8.3-10.7/7.1-8.4/7.6-9.2 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined Engine - 3.0-litre (2,967 cc), 6-cylinder (V6) turbo diesel Max output - 224 PS (165 kW) at 3,000-4,500 rpm Max torque - 550 Nm at 1,400-2,750 rpm Transmission - 8-speed automatic, AWD 0-100 km/h - 7.9-8.2 seconds Top speed - 185-193 km/h Fuel consumption - 9.0-9.6/7.5-8.4/8.0-8.9 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
Google founder Larry Paige and Jonny Depp are his customers - Eddie Sinclair drives all the big names. The director of a VIP chauffeur company tests the new Audi A8 on behalf of his clients. First though, a challenge is waiting for him. Ride quality described as being like a "magic carpet." Where have we heard that before? In a never-ending video campaign following the A8’s reveal, Audi is back with more footage about its new flagship. Eddie Sinclair, the director of a VIP chauffeur company, was asked by the four-ring company to check out the interior of the fullsize sedan and then take it for a spin to see if he likes it or not. Obviously, he's a big fan. But first, he was given a task: to drive the car with a bucket of water on the hood placed by Audi’s head of development for vehicle dynamics, Victor Underberg. Needless to say, he had to make sure no water would get spilled while doing a full lap of the track. His run was almost perfect. Almost because at the 1:13 mark you can see some drops of water do hit the windshield. The unusual test was conducted to prove the A8’s smoothness on the road and was further demonstrated in another experiment using a cigar placed on top the dashboard while driving on a bumpy road. Eddie had to make sure it would not roll over, which it didn’t. After chauffeuring big names such as Google co-founder Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page and actor Johnny Depp, time came for him to jump on the back seat of the new A8 while Audi’s Victor Underberg took the wheel. It goes without saying Eddie was impressed with the quality of the new crown jewel from Ingolstadt, praising its build quality and describing the ride experience as like being on a magic carpet. Why does that sound familiar? In yet another video, Audi talks about the summer and winter fragrances created specifically for the 2018 A8 and available in four selectable intensities. These are part of the Air Quality package and come out through the side air vents. Robertet, the oldest perfume house in the world, was responsible for creating the fragrances at its headquarters in Grasse, southern France, which is considered to be the world’s capital of perfume. Interestingly, the dispenser continues to work for a further two minutes after switching off the engine. Customer deliveries of the 2018 Audi A8 in both standard and long-wheelbase versions will begin in Germany this fall. Production at the factory in Neckarsulm has already started. Read more https://www.motor1.com/news/173772/2018-audi-a8-chauffeur-test/ suspension system "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class at a glance
The Mercedes among pickups: The Mercedes-Benz X-Class unites the typical traits of a pickup - robustness, functionality, strength and off-road capabilities - with the classical characteristics of a real Mercedes - design, comfort, driving dynamics and safety.
Brand characteristic SUV design: With the centrally positioned star, twin-louvre radiator grille, powerfully honed bonnet and headlamps extending far into the wings, the X-Class seamlessly fits into the Mercedes-Benz portfolio.
Premium effect on a new level: Three trim parts for the cockpit, six seat covers including two leather variants with contrasting topstitching, and two colours for the roof lining provide the widest choice of materials and colours in this vehicle segment.
A pickup to suit different lifestyles and work environments: The PURE basic variant for classic robust use, PROGRESSIVE for higher requirements in terms of quality feel and comfort, and POWER as the high-end variant for urban lifestyles.
Top-of-the-range engine in the segment: A top-of-the-range V6 diesel with 190 kW/258 hp will be released mid-2018 occupying a leading position in the mid-size pickup segment. The market launch will start with the diesel X 220 d (120 kW/163 hp) and X 250 d (140 kW/190 hp) as well as a petrol engine (122 kW/165 hp) in selected markets.
Individualisation on account of a diverse range of Mercedes-Benz accessories: As from its market launch, customers can add a styling bar, side bar, canopy, various covers as well as numerous cargo and off-road solutions – all developed and designed by Mercedes.
Driving enjoyment on a par with passenger cars: Thanks to the wide track, the spring and damping system tuned for the comfort typical of a Mercedes, and the coil springs as well as internally vented disc brakes on the front and rear, the X-Class is the first pickup that offers not just excellent off-road but also superb on-road performance.
All-wheel drive for any surface: The engageable 4MATIC all-wheel drive with low-range gearing and optional differential lock on the rear axle masters any terrain. From the middle of next year a permanent all-wheel drive will complement the portfolio. It will offer maximum performance and traction even while driving on-road with full speed.
Star safety: Like all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the X-Class stands out for its exemplary passive and active safety equipment. This includes Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Traffic Sign Assist, among others.
The first intelligently connected pickup: Thanks to Mercedes me connect, X-Class customers are connected to their vehicle via smartphone at all times and can call up useful information such as the location of the vehicle or the fuel level, and navigate from door to door.
Attractively priced in the segment: The X-Class is available in Germany from 37,294 Euro (incl. 19 percent VAT). Market launch begins in November 2017 in Europe. South Africa and Australia will follow at the beginning of 2018, as well as Argentina and Brazil at the beginning of 2019.
The first pickup from a premium manufacturer
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been developed with the changing requirements of the international pickup markets in mind. The demand for mid-size pickups with typical passenger car characteristics and comfort features has been steadily on the rise for years. At the same time, the number of pickups for private use is increasing. They are no longer viewed purely as workhorses. As the first premium manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz is taking these changes into account – based on its comprehensive experience and competence in developing commercial and off-road vehicles, such as the Unimog and the G-Class for tough operation, vehicles which are equally suitable for work or leisure, such as the V-Class and Vito, and passenger cars that uniquely stand for modern luxury and driving pleasure around the world.
The X-Class is aimed at very different customer groups: land owners and farmers in Argentina, business owners and building contractors in Australia, families with an affinity for premium products in Brazil, trend-conscious individualists in South Africa and Great Britain as well as sporty adventurers in New Zealand and Germany.
The Mercedes-Benz pickup is attractively priced in the segment and is available in Germany from 37,294 Euro (incl. 19 percent VAT). Further market-specific prices will be made known successively.
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