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Mercedes-Benz R-Class Overview

Part minivan, part station wagon - the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is several cars rolled into one. Although the R-Class isn't quite as roomy as a minivan and only features six standard seats (a seventh seat is optional), it is essentially a luxury family hauler for those who would never consider owning a traditional minivan. Of course, the R-Class isn't as versatile as a real minivan. Its traditional hinged rear doors, for instance, aren't as family-friendly as a minivan's sliding doors. Styling is another area where the R seems to come up short -- at least in the realm of luxury vehicles. Still, for those who can afford it, the R-Class is roomy, luxurious and available with two different engines, not to mention just about all of Benz's latest mercedes r-class accessories. It also comes standard with all-wheel drive for extra traction in inclement weather.

Mercedes-Benz R-Class Features

MECHANICAL

  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension w/anti-dive geometry
  • Independent 4-arm multi-link rear air suspension -inc: vehicle level control, anti-squat geometry
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & solid rear disc brakes
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips

EXTERIOR

  • 19" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P255/50R19 all-season tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/pwr sunshade
  • Sport body styling
  • Light-sensing halogen headlamps
  • Front fog lamps w/chrome trim
  • Single red rear fog lamp
  • Pwr heated mirrors
  • Privacy glass
  • Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Liftgate close assist

INTERIOR

  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/4-way pwr lumbar
  • Adjustable active front head restraints
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/shift paddles
  • 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Multi-function display -inc: trip meter, outside temp, maintenance system, compass, vehicle reminder & message indicator, trip computer, mobile phone book
  • Tire pressure warning system
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, clock, digital odometer, digital gear/mode selector
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • Speed-sensitive automatic door locks
  • SmartKey system -inc: liftgate open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, selective unlock
  • HomeLink integrated 3-button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Dual-zone climate control w/dust & pollen filters
  • Electrically heated rear window w/auto shut off
  • (4) 12V pwr outlets
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Retractable luggage compartment cover

SAFETY

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: brake assist, electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) -inc: hill start assist, 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS), roll-over sensors, trailer stability assist, acceleration skid control (ASR)
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system
  • 1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags
  • All row side-impact air curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts w/force limiters & pretensioners
  • PRE-SAFE predictive occupant protection system
  • POST-SAFE accident response -inc: auto door unlock, engine/fuel cutoff
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • 2nd & 3rd row Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Mercedes-Benz R-Class Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2009)
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213
Fuel System - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4940
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5039
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Arm Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 0.55
TIRES
Front Tire Size P255/50R19
Front Tire Size - TBD -
Rear Tire Size - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
STEERING
Steering Type Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 126.6
Length, Overall (in) 203.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.2
Tread Width, Front (in) 64.7
Tread Width, Rear (in) 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft3) 85.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft3) 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft3) 15.2
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume (ft3) 146.9
Passenger Volume (ft3) 119.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 40.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) 37.2
Third Leg Room (in) 32.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 52.8
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD -