Dynamic space: The new R-Class, the Grand Sports Tourer from Mercedes Benz
For the second time within the space of just one month, Mercedes Benz is lifting the wraps on another brand new model series, the new R-Class, which is making its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.
This groundbreaking vehicle concept reaffirms the role of Mercedes Benz as the visionary and trendsetter amongst automotive brands, since the R-Class founds a new and highly promising market segment. It takes the acknowledged strengths of established vehicle categories, such as sporty Saloon, Estate, MPV and SUV, and fuses them to create a new car with a character all of its own, a car that is all about the three D's: Dimensions, Design and Dynamism. The new R-Class is being launched first in North America in autumn 2005. Deliveries to customers in Europe will begin early in 2006 with UK arrivals around spring 2006.
The novel concept of the Grand Sports Tourer caters to the needs of modern-minded people looking for a car that offers tremendous versatility combined with athletic performance. Quite apart from boasting ample spaciousness, exemplary standards of safety and impeccable comfort for up to six passengers, the new R-Class also enthrals with its beguiling styling, prestigious flair and, last but by no means least, its dynamism out on the road. In a nutshell: the Grand Sports Tourer offers a whole new motoring experience.
It was back in 2002 that Mercedes Benz first unveiled this revolutionary new vehicle concept to the public; less than three years later the study has evolved to reach series-production status.