Buying review Mercedes-Benz X-Class (W470) 2017-2020 Common Issues Engines Inspection
Hello everyone, today we will review the Mercedes-Benz X-Class built between 2017 and 2020. Due to poor sales Mercedes decided to stop producing the X-Class in may 2020.
In the basis this is a luxury pickup truck which is kind of a strange combination. This is a rugged terrain car that is still full of luxury., If I think about a rugged terrain car I think of a Toyota Landcruizer. Here is a purpose built car that can handle quite some abuse. But Mercedes is well know because of the G-Class and that car is in the basic a military vehicle. Ok back to the X-Class. This X-Class got its chassis from on the third generation Nissan Navara. Mercedes implemented its own technology and engines into it. Engine wise there where 4 options, 1 petrol and 3 diesel engines.
Makes sense to drive it as a diesel, Mercedes had two inline 4 cylinder diesels in the X220 and X250d. Both equiped with a turbo charger, they made 163 and 188 HP. The ranger topper was the X350d with a 3 liter v6 turbodiesel producing 255 HP. The entry level diesel and petrol both have the 6 speed manual transmission, for the X220d the 7G tronic automatic was an option. The rest of the cars all where equipped with the 7G automatic.
Let’s focus on some of the weaker points, again due to poor sales not a lot of units where sold so the list of data on these cars is limited but here is what I found;
The child safety lock on the rear doors could come to loose unnoticed, as a result of which the rear doors could be opened from the inside.
Due to a defective operating manual, the roof load may be exceeded if a canopy is retrofitted on the loading platform.
Consequently, the canopy may break and the roof load may become detached and fall, endangering the following traffic.
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class models affected by this recall were manufactured between August 2017 and 14 February 2020.
Affecting MY18-MY19 X-Class dual-cab utes sold from February 1, 2018, to August 30, 2019, the recall was prompted by their AEB system possibly detecting obstacles by mistake and therefore braking suddenly or unexpectedly.
If either were to occur, the risk of an accident and therefore serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other users is increased, especially if the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
There are reports that a connection on the hydraulic line could leak, which may result in a failure of the power steering system. While the steering will continue to operate, it may become unexpectedly heavy and difficult to manoeuvre, increasing the chance of an accident occurring.
When it comes to the engines there is notting I can find that worries me, maybe partly from the fact that the youngest production models are reaching the age of 4 years right now. When you look up the engine codes for the inline 4 and v6 engines you will always find something. The diesels have the longest trackrecord starting from 2004 with the inline 4 cylinders and 2005 for the v6 turbo diesel. These engines have been in use for quite a while so they are well documented and they are from a different era so to speak. The inline 4 cylinder turbo petrol is from 2011 in the basis, also this engine can be found in many Mercedes product. Mercedes engines need the proper servicing, when you do they will last. All issues mentioned in this video are from the overall product itself.
Before I sign off I will give you a short overview of engines and their codes;
Inline 4 cylinder petrol in the X200 is the M274 engine
Inline 4 cylinder diesel in the X220d is the OM699
Inline 4 cylinder diesel in the X250d is the OM699 with different software
The v6 turbo diesel in the X350d is the OM642 engine introduced in 2005 and still in use today
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