The new generation of the Mercedes Benz R-Class now features an enhanced self-assured appearance, highlighting the unique personality of this versatile vehicle.
The overall impression in particular has benefitted significantly from the completely redesigned front section, which borrows elements both from Mercedes Benz saloons and SUV models. In addition to the fresh exterior, the "twenty-eleven" model year Mercedes Benz R-Class also impresses with a number of distinctive interior features. These include the economy of space found in the latest MPVs, as well as the comfort, high-class appeal and prestige associated with classic Mercedes Benz saloons. At the same time, the latest generation offers the same level of interior diversity for which its predecessor was renowned, and also boasts the robustness and all-wheel-drive properties of Mercedes Benz SUV's for the Mercedes Benz R 350 CDI L. The Mercedes Benz R-Class will be celebrating its world premiere on 31st March 2010 at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). UK deliveries begin in September 2010.
The UK model range consists of two variants: Mercedes Benz R 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2WD and the Mercedes Benz R 350 CDI L 4MATIC. With a fuel consumption figure of 37.2mpg, compared with its predecessor the Mercedes Benz R 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model requires around 7 per cent less fuel while offering the same power output and enhanced performance. The new Mercedes Benz R 350 CDI 4MATIC combines the high performance of a V8 model with the low fuel consumption of an economical V6 variant. It consumes 33.2mpg of diesel, thereby undercutting its predecessor by 2.8mpg - yet is able to offer significantly enhanced performance. While previously the maximum performance topped out at 165 kW (224 hp), the V6 diesel engine now boasts 195 kW (265 hp) as well as massive torque of 620 Newton metres. Making its debut in the Mercedes Benz R-Class, this powerful package enables the sportiest of all of the Mercedes Benz R-Class models with diesel engine to achieve effortlessly superior levels of performance. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes 7.6 seconds, while the top speed is 146 mph.Published 1 April 2010