July 18, 2024

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Kahn Design Gives Ill-Fated Mercedes X-Class A Sinister Send-Off

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is no more time in production, but Kahn Design displays there is however some lifetime in the pickup with a freshly modified instance of the pickup. The tuner refers to its look at “military chic.” The enterprise is asking £63,999 ($84,552 at existing trade fees) for the truck.

The exterior wears a tubular steel brush bar and a revised grille with vertical strakes. Broader fenders protect a set of 22-inch wheels with 5 sets of double spokes and vented parts around the rims. There are also aspect steps beneath the doorways. The whole system gets 3D-texture black paint with a satin end.

If customers want to intensify the “military chic” aesthetic, Kahn presents optional bullet-resistant glass. The enterprise statements that the material that it makes use of is lighter than what armored motor vehicles usually use.

Inside of, Kahn re-covers the seats in higher-top quality leather. The enterprise adds quilted sections in the course of the cabin and makes use of contrasting stitching to make issues pop. There are also purple stripes that insert an more coloration to the inside.

Mercedes-Benz killed off the X-Class because of in element to weak need. The automaker admitted that the truck was way too expensive for some markets and only managed to sell 15,three hundred units around the world in 2019. The enterprise was seeking to decrease charges and dropping the slow-promoting car was element of that decision. 

Just before giving the X-Class the axe, Mercedes considered increasing the pickup’s lineup. Spy pictures showed the automaker establishing a extensive-mattress model that would have increased cargo place. The enterprise also at least considered offering a V8 in the truck.

Do not count on Mercedes to make an additional run at the pickup market after the failure of the X-Class. A person possibility would be a new iteration of the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6. Although this car would probably have a small production run and ultra-higher selling price.