In the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class some people scratched their heads when they came out. The Stuttgart engineers saw potential in it, but then decided to hold the largest market for the segment in which they are playing and to make us even more confused. With the SUV madness conquering the world, Mercedes could find something here, and if the X-Class proves successful, other manufacturers could join in. Could the BMW X2 be a competitor for the premium pickup?
If you look at BMW's new sporty SUV, you'd think that might not be the case. The thing is, the rendering below is a fancy version of what might turn out to be the best rival for the X-Class. This is because the Mercedes is based on the Nissan Navara and thus significantly larger than the X2 . Therefore, the one car that would most sensibly be turned into a pickup would be the X5.
BMW officials to Volkswagen, who all complained about the manufacturing quality of the X-Class. If that was not the case with the X2, would anyone be interested in a pickup version of the SAV?
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