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Who would have thought that one day Mercedes will launch on the market for pick-up? Yet this is the Stuttgart manufacturer of promise with this concept called Mercedes Classe X which will create a production version by the end of 2017.
But if the Mercedes Classe X claims to be the « first premium pick-up », its origins are actually more plebeian. The German is indeed based on the same platform as the Nissan Navara NP300 and Renault Alaskan. In contrast, Mercedes Classe X will be entitled to specific engines. While his two distant cousins have to settle for a 4-cylinder diesel 2.3 biturbo developing up to 190 hp, the pick-up Mercedes will be able to count on a big V6 diesel to cap the range. of course, all engines will be automatically coupled to the wheel drive 4Matic. Note that the concept of Mercedes Classe X also comes in a decidedly adventurous version with off road tires and a more suitable hardware with driving off the beaten track. Appointment end of 2017 for marketing the series of Mercedes Classe X.
BMW Concept X2 why deprive yourself? BMW soon draw its SUV range Coupes cars from below by adding a X2. The brand unveils a glimpse at the World through this namesake concept.
Take an SUV, draw him a more slender profile and voila: you now have in your hands a SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) or what is more commonly called a coupe SUV, the new genre popular among premium manufacturers. BMW was the first to enter this niche market by marketing the X6, first named in 2008. Since then, the recipe has been emulated and has declined on the lower segment with the X4. Mercedes has also followed suit by launching its next versions « Coupe » its GLE and GLC.
BMW CONCEPT X2 NOT SO COUPE
BMW, it has not yet finished with the coupes SUV. The constructor to the propeller is ready indeed to start the BMW X2. As its name suggests, it will be an « Coupe » version of the X1. The transformation process is slightly different however on the small SUV family: while large X6 and X4 brothers display a very distinctive profile notchback, the BMW X2 keep his side a more conventional roofline. The affiliation with the model it is based, namely the X1, shows also less obvious than other Bavarian SUV coupes. But perhaps this is put down to the side very « show car » Concept BMW X2. Remains to be seen if the production model will also show different from X1.
It is strong, has a quirky look and no shortage of juice. No : itis not a question Barracuda but the Navara EnGuard, a concept that would have been perfectly place on the small screen instead of GMC Vandura the A-Team.
For it must be confessed this version of the pickup Japanese imposes. But unfortunately, it probably never reach the stage of production. In addition to displaying a physical bodybuilder with its big clogs of protection and its riveted wings, Navara EnGuard also relies heavily on technology.
It is accompanied indeed a drone capable of transmitting the all-terrain real-time video, enough to leave speak your Captain Looping side. This shows a 30-minute battery life, but this is not the kind of detail you have to worry about with the Nissan Navara EnGuard. And for good reason : he embarks not less than seven batteries each with five electrical outlets. Instead of helping the full-size pickup to move, they serve as generating sets and recharge through the activity of the engine. Nissan says study this system may be applied to its series of electric cars. For the curious, the Nissan Navara EnGuard certainly will make an appearance at the Paris Motor Show.