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Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS – Two design variants, one message: the first true premium pickup.

The Design of the Concept X-CLASS.

Two design variants, one message: the first true premium pickup.

Design sketch of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer

Cool modernity and pure emotion.

“The Concept X-CLASS design variants interpret the hallmark brand design idiom of our SUVs in a most expressive form and embody the dichotomy of our design philosophy: They are hot and cool,“ says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “With its progressive design the powerful adventurer expresses cool modernity and thirst for adventure, while the stylish explorer uses pure emotion to provide a tangible experience of modern beauty.”

Cool modernity and pure emotion.

“The Concept X-CLASS design variants interpret the hallmark brand design idiom of our SUVs in a most expressive form and embody the dichotomy of our design philosophy: They are hot and cool,“ says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “With its progressive design the powerful adventurer expresses cool modernity and thirst for adventure, while the stylish explorer uses pure emotion to provide a tangible experience of modern beauty.”

Design sketch of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer
The distinctive front represents an evolution of the hallmark SUV face of the brand – with a more massive powerdome on the bonnet.
The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer with a lemonax metallic paint finish stages toughness, durability, and off-road capability.

stylish explorer: Progressive design.

The Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer, painted in a cool elegant white metallic, impressively demonstrates how the Mercedes-Benz pickup will make a decidedly stylish statement in its segment and in the urban environment. The contrast of emotionally appealing and yet purist surface treatment (“hot”) and technically precise, innovative and clever details (“cool”) reinterprets the design philosophy of Mercedes-Benz.

The athletic design lends the concept car a markedly expressive and dynamic appearance. The distinctive front represents an evolution of the hallmark SUV face of the brand – with a more massive powerdome on the bonnet and headlamps extending far into the wings. The classic SUV front apron and the strongly flared wheel arches put even more emphasis on the sense of width and give the vehicle an even more solid stance on the road.

A stylish statement: The interior.

The interior of the Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer is an equally emotional and stylish statement – characterised by an intriguing contrast of warm and cool colours, as well as by high-quality materials. The world of colours and materials translates the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity. The sensual touch and feel of the brown, very natural nubuck leather on the seats provides a cosy feel. This warm colour is combined with cool white nappa leather. The trim made of open-pore smoked oak contrasts with the brushed and polished aluminium trim elements. The world of modern luxury is realised in a highly stylish fashion.

The modern flair is further boosted by round air vents, the free-standing high-resolution central display as well as the central controller and multifunctional touchpad.

The interior of the Concept X-CLASS stylish explorer is an equally emotional and stylish statement.
Design sketch of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer

powerful adventurer: Tough and durable.

The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer with a lemonax metallic paint finish stages toughness, durability, and off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer towers above it all with a height of 1.90 metres. The huge ground clearance and the athletic design instil respect even at first glance. The brand’s hallmark SUV radiator grille with two louvres, front and rear underride guard, wing claddings, and matte carbon wheel arches additionally underscore the superior off-road aesthetics. An electric winch at the front and a metal hook at the rear are further indications of the toughness and power of the future X-Class.

powerful adventurer: Tough and durable.

The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer with a lemonax metallic paint finish stages toughness, durability, and off-road capability. The Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer towers above it all with a height of 1.90 metres. The huge ground clearance and the athletic design instil respect even at first glance. The brand’s hallmark SUV radiator grille with two louvres, front and rear underride guard, wing claddings, and matte carbon wheel arches additionally underscore the superior off-road aesthetics. An electric winch at the front and a metal hook at the rear are further indications of the toughness and power of the future X-Class.

Design sketch of the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS powerful adventurer

Cool outdoor look in the interior.

With its progressive design, the concept car exudes independence and thirst for adventure in their purest forms. This feel continues in the interior. Matte carbon elements in the exterior and interior, metallic brushed surfaces, and a bold colour scheme lend the vehicle a sense of power. The lemonax metallic exterior paint finish is perfectly tailored to the interior colour highlights. The colour and material concept underscores the cool outdoor look with glossy black nappa leather and the use of carbon-style black embossed leather surfaces. To ensure the seats provide lateral support in all handling situations and in any terrain, the seat side bolsters are trimmed with black leather that offers extremely good grip and has a pleasantly soft touch and feel.

With its progressive design the concept car exudes independence and thirst for adventure in their purest forms.

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