2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Auto Review

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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Dan Lyons on 10.01.2005

We that many people are out of their SUVs, but where go from there though is guess. It’s a topic of than merely passing to automakers, whose livelihoods on meeting market demands. reacting isn’t enough: If a waits until sales appear, it will already be too to respond.

The key is to anticipate, to figure out what will want three of years from now, and it ready and waiting for them.

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class

A bigger outside a bigger inside-an important in a people hauler like the This new Mercedes has a flexible plan, allowing seating for as as six or as few as two. Choose the former and the provides three rows of two seats. Each can be adjusted to an average-sized … and the rear two fold flat forward in combination one may need.

In maximum seating mode, 15.2 cubic feet of space, whereas 42.2 feet are available with the 3rd row down. Maximum storage is a 85 cubic feet and, seats so configured, a 4×8-foot of plywood will fit flat

Two R-Class models are offered, mainly by engine. The $48,775 is powered by a 268-hp, 3.5 liter The R500, at $56,275, draws 302 hp out of its V-8.

Mercedes reckons times of 7.8 seconds for the R350 and 6.5 for the R500. For the family transport that’s quick and quicker especially when tipping the at nearly two and a half tons. One for the heft is the platform. Both models are all-wheel drive. The system has a default power of 50/50 front/rear.

The system varies the amount of from front to rear and to maximize traction as conditions Along for the ride is an armada of electronics: traction control, control and anti-lock brakes.

not intended for off-roading the combination of drive wheels with control and a lower, car-like of gravity should make the far more roadworthy in winter than a traditional SUV. On dry the four-wheel, independent suspension more like a sedan a minivan, handling with that belies its size. 6- and 8-cylinder engines are coupled to a automatic transmission.

Triggered by a steering wheel-mounted there are fingertip buttons on the of the wheel for do-it-yourselfers.

Mercedes-Benz has had the wheelbase, luxury sport class all to itself since the 1 release of the new R-Class. That’s to change, with competitive in the works from Audi, Lexus and Lincoln. Mercedes the R-Class as an automotive decathlete, at a target market of late affluent families and socialite nesters. Exclusive, elegant and the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class has the flexible plan of a minivan and the upscale of a luxury sedan. (www.mbusa.com)

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