Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2008)

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Mercedes R-Class

Even interior adaptability, two wheelbase rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC drive and new engine variants the Mercedes-Benz R-Class now opens up more possibilities, especially it comes to seating arrangements. The which includes the familiar with up to six individual seats, has augmented to include a five-seat and a seven-seat variant. Plus distinctive bodystyling at the front and end lends the SUV Tourer added

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class continues to set This exceptional automotive combines the acknowledged strengths of vehicle classes. Exemplary comfort, superlative handling a high level of adaptability, spacious accommodation, including a luggage compartment, coupled expressive design and hallmark safety – the R-Class very little to be desired.

For the time, the SUV Tourer features a row of seats for three people, a total of five seats and an large versatile load the short-wheelbase versions can swallow 939 of luggage when loaded up to the while the long-wheelbase models a luggage-compartment capacity of 1118 The short-wheelbase R Class can carry a of 2001 litres (longest length 1982 mm) whilst the for the long-wheelbase version is an unparalleled litres (longest load-compartment 2217 mm).

These passenger- and load-compartment make the R-Class the most model in the entire Mercedes-Benz range. Both versions practical stowage compartments the load-compartment floor, with a of 51 and 52 litres respectively. These can be for stowing various items and valuables out of sight.

2008 R-Class

Adaptability writ

Even holiday trips five people and all their on board are handled with If the rear seat in the centre is not it can be turned into a comfortable armrest in just a few simple The second seat row has space for child seats or child systems.

The outer seats are with ISOFIX attachment and come with the option of airbags to further improve safety. All of the seats are fitted three-point seat belts. two individual seats can be added at the to transform the R-Class into a

Despite the new seating arrangement in the of the vehicle, convenience functions as fore/aft adjustment and EASY which facilitates access to the seats, are retained. All of the seats in the compartment can be folded down to produce a completely flat area. The previously mandatory configuration is still available as an

Attractive exterior exudes

The new model-year R-Class not only new interior features. On the outside, the facelifted SUV Tourer is distinguishable by the distinctive bodystyling package at the and rear, circular fog lamps and light-alloy wheels for all V6 versions. The R 500 4MATIC is fitted with wheels. R-Class customers can choose from three new colours: calcite white, beige or periclase green.

These changes apply to the short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase models.

range from R 280 CDI to R 500 4MATIC

The line-up is augmented by the new V6 petrol in the R 280, which shines its impressive power delivery and fuel-consumption figures. This unit develops 170 kW/231 hp, the R-Class from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 and consumes a mere 10.9 of premium unleaded per 100 km (NEDC-combined The R 280 CDI 4MATIC, fitted with a common-rail diesel engine 140 kW/190 hp, is even more efficient.

With a peak of 440 Nm, the V6 powerplant delivers smooth yet requires just 9.3 litres of per 100 km. The R 500 4MATIC model also a new engine in the shape of a 5.5-litre V8 285 kW/388 hp and a peak torque of 530 Nm, ensuring impressive performance The flagship V8 engine develops 82 hp than the previous model, fuel consumption has been by up to 7 percent (all NEDC-combined

All R-Class models are specified the innovative 7G-TRONIC automatic with DIRECT SELECT on the steering column.

Mercedes-Benz now three new entry-level R-Class – the R 280 CDI, the R 280 and the R 350 – all of are V6 versions with rear-wheel and a choice of a short or long Thanks to the reduction in weight and the powertrain losses due to friction, the on account of the rear-wheel-drive configuration, models return even fuel-consumption figures. The most R-Class is now the R 280 CDI which consumes 8.9 litres of diesel per 100 km (NEDC

Mercedes-Benz R-Class

All five-seater and 4+2-seater model are equipped with steel while air suspension with control is available as an optional for the rear axle. All 5+2-seater and the flagship R 500 4MATIC model air suspension with level fitted as standard at the rear.

AIRMATIC air suspension with the Damping System (ADS) is as an optional extra for all versions.

range of equipment for the ultimate in

All R-Class models feature new of standard equipment that automotive travel even relaxing. For instance, the THERMATIC climate control is equipped a combination filter to further the pollutants in the air inside the vehicle the spacious glove compartment now an AUX-IN connection for external or entertainment devices.

In addition to the standard-equipment package, the R-Class numerous assistance systems represent the pinnacle in handling and safety and back up the claim to in this market segment. include DISTRONIC proximity actively ventilated front LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control and a camera for safe and easy or manoeuvring when visibility is

As soon as the driver selects R gear), the camera image on the COMAND APS display. Rear can select their own programme of entertainment courtesy of the rear-seat system. Further comfort-enhancing include an auxiliary heater remote control and an electrically steering wheel for when the turns colder.

Scientific studies carried out by the research department confirm the level of long-distance comfort by the R-Class. This comfort has a effect on driver-fitness safety. stress, measured based on rate, is much lower in the than in comparable vehicles.


The latest-generation R-Class can now be from authorised Mercedes-Benz with deliveries commencing in 2007. Prices start at 46,707.50 incl. VAT (R 280 short-wheelbase) well below the previous price of € 50,337. for long-wheelbase models start at 48,492.50 incl.

VAT (R 280 long-wheelbase) as the previous entry-level price of 54,621.

Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
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