While the hardware resemblance of the X250 to the Nissan Navara D23 is obvious, Mercedes changed all of this with the X350: the 3 liter V6 engine, the seven-speed automatic transmission and full-time 4×4 4matic system are all exclusive Mercedes-Benz hardware and take the X-Class to the top tier of one-tonne double-cab ute performance. Who would not want one for the price and looks of it?
The X350D is equipped with a 3.0l V6 turbo diesel rated at 190kw/258hp at the engine. Mercedes quotes a 0-100kmh in 7.5secs. A custom Stage 1 #Etuners tune was calibrated increasing power to 176kw/239hp at all four wheels, up from 151wkw/205whp on stock software.

Upgrade specifications

  • Stock hardware
  • Etuners Stage1 ECU remap, flashed via the OBD2 port

Performance results

  • Maximum power at the wheels: 176wkw/239whp (measured stock 151wkw/205whp), gains 25wkw/34whp