Posh pick-up: the Mercedes X-Class

Mercedes X-Class

This is the new Mercedes X-Class, the German brand’s first ever pick-up, designed to bridge the gap between its range of SUVs and its commercial vehicle cohort.

Launching across Europe later this year, the X-Class will be quite the workhouse judging by the stats, capable of carting around a payload of 1.1 tonnes, which Mercedes has handily converted into seventeen 50L barrels of beer, making you the undisputed life and soul of the party. Towing strength stands at 3.5 tonnes, once again measured a little differently in the form of a trailer with exactly three horses or an eight-metre yacht. I think a picture is forming of Mercedes’ intended audience.

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Maybach madness

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet ;*Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 17,0 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 397 g/km Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet; *Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 397 g/km

Mercedes offshoot Maybach has a reputation for devising vehicles that combine the ultimate in comfort with a price tag suitable only for those for whom money is no object, the best Mercedes has to offer wrapped in an ultra-extravagant package.

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Business as usual at Brabus

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There have been quite a few interesting vehicles launched at the Geneva Motor Show this week, however one which has really caught our eye is the Branus 800 ‘iBusiness’, based on the Mercedes G 65. The mere mention of the name ‘Brabus’ should immediately tell you that the iBusiness is a mixture of insanity and an imagination allowed to run wild. That’s a given. And, once again, Brabus don’t disappoint. Because what they’ve come up with here is a little daft.

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