The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is focused on utility rather than performance, but that hasn’t stopped the mad minds over at Brabus from fiddling with it a little.
For starters, the Brabus-tuned X-250d gets a Brabus tuning module for its 2.3-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder. This boosts output by 21 hp and 42 lb-ft of torque, giving the truck a total output of 211 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Brabus claims it will accelerate from 0-62 mph in around 11.5s, which isn’t quick by any means, but more importantly, towing capacity and overall hauling ability are improved greatly.
Brabus has a bit more to offer on the cosmetic side of things. The X-Class received an add-on lip for the front fascia, integrated LED side markers, a roof-mounted lighting set, four-tip exhaust, Brabus monoblock wheels available with Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama tires.
Brabus says it is working on a tuning module for the range-topping X-350d, which should be available shortly. For now, though, an upgrade pack for the X250d is the only one available.
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