For the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, three different all-wheel drive modes can be selected, in which the lock is always regulated. In 4MAT mode the vehicle automatically manages the force distribution. That way, if the vehicle registers loss of grip e.g. on the front wheels, the torque is applied to the rear axle instead. In the 4H (High Range) mode a low locking effect of the interaxle differential is presented. This leads to a reduction of the control intervention and therefore improved response characteristics. The 4L mode (low range) is suited for driving on terrain where maximum force at low speeds is required, such as on steep slopes or muddy roads.
4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
Using the Dynamic Select controller the driver can choose between five individually defined drive transmission modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Off-Road, and Manual) which allow for the vehicle character to be adjusted as desired: Eco: Allows for fuel efficient driving. Comfort: Standard setting for comfortable driving. Sport: Allows for sporty driving style with faster engine response and faster shifting of the 7G-Tronic Plus. Manual: Enables manual gear selection via Direct Select paddles behind the steering wheel; the engine response is similar to that of the sport setting. Off-road: For higher shift points. Engine The six-cylinder diesel engine with 2,987 cm³ has a power output of 258 hp (190 kW) and a maximum torque of 550 Nm. The V6 has common-rail direct injection with piezo injectors and a system pressure of up to1800 bar. Its special features also include lightweight design, a single-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry for particularly agile engine response and the innovative NANOSLIDE® cylinder liner coating, which is also used in Formula 1™.
Inside, the Audio 20 CD infotainment system is offered as standard, with seven-inch high definition screen, rotary controller with touchpad, Bluetooth® audio and media interface, with DAB digital radio and pre-installation for Garmin MAP PILOT included. Also included is Mercedes me Connect standard services, featuring call automatic emergency response, breakdown, and maintenance management. COMAND Online can be specified from £1,470 excl. VAT, with Garmin MAP PILOT as an alternative option, which can be included for £405 excl. VAT.
The introduction of the new V6 engines sees a change to the X-Class line-up; the PURE and PROGRESSIVE models will only be available with the 220d and 250d engines. The POWER model will be exclusively available for the 350d. The X-Class is sold exclusively via the Mercedes-Benz Vans nationwide Dealer Network. For more informantion about the Network, or about the X-Class please visit: www.MBVans.co.uk.