No V8 AMG Version For The New X-Class, Says Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz isn’t looking into expanding the X-Class family with a high-performance V8-powered AMG version. According to CarsGuide, the announcement was made by the Mercedes-Benz Vans global chief, Volker Mornhinweg, during the presentation of the pickup truck in South Africa.

“I think the car [X-Class] is quite impressive already when it comes to styling and so on. I think the product is not right for V8″, Mornhinweg said, killing off rumors concerning the possible introduction of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the pickup truck.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that an AMG-badged variant of the X-Class is completely out of the question, as the 3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine that currently powers the ’43’ models could be adopted, according to the brand’s Vans local boss, Diane Tarr, who did not completely dismiss this idea.

An AMG styling package is also under consideration, and if it materializes, then expect more aggressive exterior enhancements, along with larger wheels and some tweaks made to the cabin.

In the meantime, those looking into a more powerful version of the pickup truck will have to settle for the X250, which comes with a bi-turbo diesel unit making 190PS (187hp), but the automaker will eventually offer it with other engines, including a V6 rated at 258PS (254hp) and 550Nm (405lb-ft) of torque.


  • seriously

    an AMG version of a G class with 6 wheels and a minivan but no V8 powered pick up truck??? lol


      G Class is more appealing than Navara for execs

      • seriously

        so are prostitutes whats your point? a 6 wheel G class or minivan thing is no more appealing than a pickup truck.


    because this version must be fitted with 3.8 V6 instead usual 4.0 V8

  • salamOOn

    “I think the car is quite impressive already when it comes to styling and so on.”

    eeeh, no, not at all…..

  • Auf Wiedersehen

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  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    a High performance version for a pick up? Really? Who need a pick up with a V8? MB has already a very huge version of each model, I don’t feel the need to see the new trand for pick ups as it was few years ago with the SUV. Let the pick ups in the fields they aren’t made for the city. Use your brain, don’t be slave of marketing campaigns

    • Andrewthecarguy

      You may be correct for the rest of the world, but you do realize that majority of the pick-ups in the US are V8 powered right?
      If MBZ ever plans to sell this in the US, it will need a an AMG V8 version.

      • Ermal Morina

        It doesn’t necceseraly needs to be an AMG.It could be simply a X500 or X560 with the new 4.0l v8 engine.

  • Benjamin B.

    For now… but Amg will want to put the 4.0 in this ute

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