Don’t for a moment think the new X-Class is afraid of getting its boots muddy. Thanks to some rugged under-the-skin Mercedes-Benz engineering, it’s actually a bushwhacker disguised in a business suit. Here’s a peek at just some of the technology that gives it the edge way after the road ends … A back that won’t crack The Mercedes-Benz X-Class rides upon a tough ladder-type chassis that gives you the confidence to face practically any terrain. Forged from high-quality steel, this unseen skeletal support system allows not only for robust off-road performance but also for superb utility. Carry loads of up to 1,000kg or pull a trailer with a weight of up to 3.5 tons. Well schooled in the art of geometry Mathematics isn’t everybody’s forte – especially when it comes to points and lines and other measurements that require one of those pesky protractor things. Luckily the X-Class has you covered in this department. With an approach angle of 30.1 degrees and a departure angle of 25.9 degree...

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