The Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have had a short life, but the array of aftermarket accessories and customisation options was extraordinary. Here's another wild Mercedes-Benz X-Class, with a third axle.
The Nissan Navara served as a platform for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and despite Mercedes-Benz putting its special touches on the flagship X350d, the vehicle never proved a sales success.
Despite the lack of big sales, Cars.co.za
saw a tremendous number of customisation options for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, including this monstrous 6x6 conversion.
This particular example was recently sold through Dutch car company Classic Youngtimers in Holland and was based as a run-of-the-mill X350d. The owner had a custom subframe installed which allowed provision for a third axle and two extra wheels - making this an X-Class X350d 6x6. The dealer who sold the vehicle said this vehicle was not a show car and was actually designed to be taken offroad and pushed hard.
Other noteworthy offroad additions include the raised suspension, which was 10cm higher than the stock setup and allowed customers to fit the huge custom alloy wheels wrapped in chunky offroad rubber. There are big flared front and rear arches to give it a bit more presence. The builder added the Panamericana grille - a staple of high-performance Mercedes-AMG models. Thanks to the additional axle, the load bay dimensions have increased and Carlex Design supply a roll bar and a cage.
As far as the engine and gearbox go, the owner thought the standard 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel had sufficient power and that remained stock.
It may have reached the end of its life, but as far as crazy conversions go, this Mercedes-Benz X-Class is probably one of the coolest.This article was originally published on Cars.co.za.