Tradies, dust off your tuxes

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class dual-cab ute has been officially revealed, ahead of its local launch in April next year. The flagship of the range will be the X350d powered by a 190kW/550Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel that deposes the VW Amarok V6 as the most powerful dual-cab on sale in Australia. Although official numbers are unconfirmed, Wheels also understands the X-Class will also have the largest payload amongst the premium ute offerings, and match the Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s class-leading towing capacity of 3500kg.