Mercedes-Benz_X350d_Edition_1_1In July, Mercedes will import an Edition 1 X 350 d special model. Black is the new black in the pickup truck market at the moment so the Edition 1 has gloss black 19-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels, a black Mercedes star; twin-louvre radiator grille; front and rear bumper-bar valance; foglight surrounds; side door handles; rear tailgate handle; nomenclature badges; beltline trim strip; and roof rails.

Sports stripes in grey adorn the bonnet; side mirrors; V6 badge surrounds; lower sidelines and tailgate.

Inside are floor mats with Edition 1 embroidery and a chrome Edition 1 badge on the passenger side dash.


The Edition 1 has a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 190 kW / 550 Nm and Mercedes’ 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system with low range reduction gear.

Mercedes-Benz Edition 1 X 350 d 4MATIC is priced at $87,500 (Manufacturers Recommended List Price). On-road costs have to be factored in.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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