Mercedes executives have confirmed a three-pointed star V6 diesel will make its way under the bonnet of the 2018 X-Class, which means it might outmuscle the Amarok V6 as the most powerful and torquey ute on the block.

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In certain guises, the Mercedes OM642 can make up to 195kW and 620Nm, but we’ll have to see what kind of tune lands on Australian shores.

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