Mercedes-Benz R Class Luxury Full Size MPV available at Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, Dubai, US Top Mercedes-Benz Dealer Exporter
The R-Class is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) offered by Daimler AG in 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. It is the first full-sized multi-purpose vehicle ever produced by Mercedes-Benz. It was first seen at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show as the Vision GST (Grand Sports Tourer) concept, and the final production vehicle was shown at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. The R-Class is built on the W251 chassis, and is assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Toluca, Mexico. It is priced between the M-Class and the GL-Class. It was initially marketed by Mercedes-Benz as a “Sports Cruiser” and later as a “Family Tourer”.
The R-Class is offered in two wheelbases, 2,980 mm (117.3 in) and 3,215 mm (126.6 in), the latter being the lone offering in the US.
Models using the BlueTec diesel engine were introduced for the 2009 model year in certain markets, with other markets getting Mercedes’ BlueEFFICIENCY technology.
|Model||Engine||Power||Torque||Transmission||Top Speed||0-62 mph||Economy||Emissions|
|R300 CDI||3.0 L, V6 in-V||190 PS (140 kW; 190 hp)||440 Nm (325 lb ft)||7G-Tronic||209 km/h (130 mph)||9.7 secs||34.0 mpg||219 g/km|
|R350 CDI||3.0 L, V6 in-V||224 PS (165 kW; 221 hp)||510 Nm (376 lb ft)||7G-Tronic||221 km/h (137 mph)||8.8 secs||30.4 mpg||246 g/km|
|R350 BlueTEC||3.0 L, V6 in-V||213 PS (157 kW; 210 hp)||542 Nm (400 lb ft)||7G-Tronic||___ km/h (___ mph)||8.2 – 8.6 secs||20.6 mpg||___ g/km|
|R280 V6||3.0 L, V6 in-V||231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp)||___ Nm (___ lb ft)||7G-Tronic||___ km/h (___ mph)||8.1 secs||__._ mpg||___ g/km|
|R350 V6||3.5 L, V6 in-V||272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp)||350 Nm (258 lb ft)||7G-Tronic||230 km/h (143 mph)||6.9 secs||__._ mpg||___ g/km|
|R500 V8||5.5 L, V8 in-V||388 PS (285 kW; 383 hp)||___ Nm (___ lb ft)||7G-Tronic||250 km/h (155 mph)||5.8 secs||__._ mpg||___ g/km|
|R63 AMG||6.2 L, V8 in-V||510 PS (380 kW; 500 hp)||630 Nm (465 lb ft)||7G-Tronic||250 km/h (155 mph)||4.9 secs||__._ mpg||___ g/km|
2007 changes to lineup
Mercedes-Benz announced in May 2007 that the R-Class range would be broadened. Rear-wheel drive variants will be available in addition to the four-wheel-drive versions, and more flexible seating options (5, 6, or 7-seat versions) would be offered, AMG styling and new 3.0L engines will be available in the R280 (petrol) and R300 CDI (diesel).
2011 mid-generational refresh
The R-Class received a redesigned front end and revised rear-end styling for 2011. The facelifted model was unveiled at the 2010 New York International Auto Show