MERCEDES-BENZ has upped the ante in the top-end dual cab segment, with the launch of its Edition 1 X-Class.

The Edition 1 X350d 4MATIC sits on smart-looking 19-inch six-twinspoke alloys and comes with a choice of three metallic hues: kabara black, bering white and rock grey. Black treatment has been applied to the twin-louvre radiator grille, front and rear bumper-bar valance, fog light surround, side door handles, rear tailgate handle, beltline trim strip and roof rails. The badges and Merc star have also been blacked out.

For an extra layer of spice, sports stripes have been painted on the engine bonnet, side mirrors, V6 badge surrounds, lower side lines and the rear tailgate. Side-steps, a black styling bar and lockable hard tonneau cover with a ute tray bedliner also toughen up the visual impact.

As itís based on the X350d Power variant, the Edition 1 is powered by Mercís 190kW/550Nm 3.0-litre V6 and gets the 4MATIC permanent AWD system with a low range reduction gear. The Edition 1 is arguably the best-looking truck on the building site, but only a limited number will be available for purchase.