Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup

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Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup
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Only a week ago we saw Pickup Design, the pickup truck division of Polish tuner Carlex Design, come out with a wild visual upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup.

Now Brabus, which specializes in tuning Mercedes products and has close links with the automaker, has revealed its first take on the mid-size pickup.

The changes are subtle as Brabus is only warming up. Among the changes is a new front fascia with a more refined look and additional intakes, including a wide strip just above the license plate holder. Brabus designers have also added a set of custom 20-inch wheels and quad-pipe exhaust tips. As a further option, customers will be able to install new roof-mounted lights from Brabus.

For the cabin, the designers added custom door sill treadplates and aluminum pedals. Brabus also offers its customers a wide selection of trim elements including leather and Alcantara in a huge variety of colors and patterns.

2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class by Brabus

Moving under the hood, the most potent powertrain in the X-Class is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 diesel with 255 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, found in X350d guise. Brabus says a power upgrade for this powertrain is coming soon.

The tuner has an upgrade ready for the mid-range X220d’s 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 diesel, however. The upgrade adds 20 hp and 42 lb-ft to the engine’s stock rating of 187 hp and 332 lb-ft. It enables the X220d to accelerate to 62 mph in 11.5 seconds, which certainly isn’t exciting, but Brabus says pulling power throughout the rev range has been improved.

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Don’t hold your breath waiting for AMG to come out with a crazy twin-turbocharged V-8 X-Class. The Affalterbach tuner has ruled out working on the pickup as the donor chassis is actually sourced from Nissan.

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