There are many pickups with V8, but the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is not among them. The version of this model with an 8-cylinder engine, though not planned so far, but may appear if customers require it, according to Frank Schumacher, Damler’s chief engineer.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class shares the platform with the Nissan NP300/Navara and Renault Alaskan. Their current versions all have 4- and 6-cylinder motors only.
The V8-powered vehicles are rather in demand in the USA, but this is a specific market. Today’s market in general is mostly focused on the 4-cylinder mid-size pickups, while large engines are typically reserved for full-size trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado. But this begins to change, and the bestsellers like the Ford F-150 increase emphasis on turbo 6-cylinder motors.
The luxury Mercedes-Benz X-Class, the Daimler’s first production pickup truck, was presented a year ago. Its base motor is a diesel V4 with 163 and 190 hp. For those who are ready to extra pay, a diesel 258-hp V6 is available.