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Motorcycles Mercedes X-Class 6X6 From Carlex Will Be A Gnarly, Off-Road Rig

19:40  28 november  2019
19:40  28 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Details about it are scant at the moment, but Carlex's six-wheeled X-Class looks like a beast.

Carlex Design is very familiar with tuning the Mercedes-Benz X-Class by creating luxurious and rugged versions of the German brand's new pickup. The firm's next project is far more audacious, though, because the team is creating a custom, six-wheeled truck with an extended bed and brawny, flared fenders. It calls the machine the X-Class Exy 6x6 Concept.

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This is more than just an X-Class with an extra pair of wheels, although that would be plenty cool enough. Carlex fits a revised front fascia with huge intakes in the corners and a winch in the center. The revised hood gains a scoop, and there are fender flares with exposed rivets that look straight off a 1980s punk's jacket. An LED light bar adorns the roof. Side steps make getting into the raised pickup a little easier, too.

a car parked on the side of a road: Mercedes-Benz X-Class 6X6 by Carlex Design© Motor1.com/Hersteller Mercedes-Benz X-Class 6X6 by Carlex Design

The biggest changes are at the rear, though. Carlex makes room for an extra axle and mounts the truck on knobby, off-road tires. Huge fenders cover the wheels. A massive X adorns the tailgate, and there's a new bumper with the exhaust outlets integrated into them.

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Unfortunately, Carlex Design isn't providing many details about this machine beyond promising that it's now under construction. The hood scoop indicates the possibility of extra power being available. Currently, the X-Class' top engine is a turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 with 258 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque that runs through a seven-speed automatic.

Making the X-Class into a proper 6x6 will be quite a bit of work for Carlex. It'll require another differential and driveshaft to power the wheels. A new transfer case will possibly be necessary, too, to let drivers select where to send the torque. We can't wait to see how Carlex works it out.

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