The What Van? Road Test: Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018   |   Author: Steve Banner


X Load

Load bay

Access to the load box, which sits on a ladder-type chassis, is by means of a lockable tailgate with a centrally mounted release.

The tailgate drops through some 180° – the chrome rear bumper, which incorporates a step, prevents it from falling further – then locks into a horizontal position.

Two moveable tie-down points are positioned on each sidewall, around two-thirds of the way up from the cargo bed, which in our case was protected by an optional plastic liner. Our X-Class also came with an optional, lockable, aluminium, sliding load area cover. A handy strap allows you to pull it shut.


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