Mercedes is working on a RWD R-Class, that is going to be assembled in Benz’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant.
Auto Telegraaf reports that base versions R-Class will soon offer RWD (in the States, that’s the six-cylinder R350, which currently starts just shy of $44,000), and that the vehicle will also get refreshed styling and a model with a 5.5-liter V-8 engine.
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is as spectacular as it is versatile. Combining room for six adults, four-wheel drive and luxury saloon comfort the R-Class represents a niche of its very own. Now KLEEMANN adds another fundamental dimension to this special vehicles set of skills: Performance.
The well known and highly efficient KLEEMANN Kompressor system boosts power output of the R500 to 455 Hp and 585 Nm of torque. A Kompressor system for the 3.5 litre V6 of the R350 is undergoing its final (...) > Full story
A lot of news about the latest SUV lately, but have you ever wondered which are the best? CNN has tried to make a selection of the best five luxury SUV. And the nominals are: Best 5 Luxury SUV Mercedes GL450: price - $67820, powertrain - 355-horsepower 4.6-liter V8, 7-speed automatic transmission, highs - Acceleration, ride, quietness, roomy third-row seat, fit and finish, towing capacity, lows - Controls, premium fuel, no rear-view camera Mercedes-Benz R500: price - $62050, (...) > Full story
Whether it be for a rock band, a designer or a basketball trainer, the unique vehicle concept that underpins the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is designed to meet the particular needs of modern people in the modern world. The touring SUV provides an exemplary level of ride comfort for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. This is why the Rolling Stones used the R Class as a shuttle on last year’s "A Bigger Bang" tour in the US. Designer and entrepreneuse Jette Joop also plumped (...) > Full story
The new R 63 AMG 4MATIC offers sporty driving pleasure, a spacious interior and first-class comfort for up to six people in an unparalleled combination. This particularly dynamic interpretation of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is powered by the new AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. In the R 63 AMG 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG once again demonstrates its expertise in designing unique high-performance cars. Full story
In 2005 Mercedes-Benz introduced newly developed V6 engines that opened up a brand-new chapter in its long and successful history as a maker of diesel engines. These six-cylinder powerplants combine all of the current and future-oriented technologies developed for diesel engines - from the mechanical systems and thermodynamics to the flow dynamics, electronic engine management and exhaust gas purification. That guarantees top values in performance and torque characteristics, economy, (...) > Full story
Mercedes-Benz continues to upgrade its R-Class. Through the introduction of the new R 280 CDI 4MATIC und R 63 AMG 4MATIC models, which will become available this autumn, the touring SUV’s product range will be expanded to five engine variants. As a result, the output range of the six and eight-cylinder engines will extend from 140 kW/190 hp to 375 kW/510 hp. Full story
The new R-Class, the Grand Sports Tourer from Mercedes-Benz, reaffirms the role of Mercedes-Benz as the visionary and trendsetter amongst automotive brands. The unprecedented vehicle concept 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 Ds: Design, Dimensions and Dynamism. The model range in the new R-Class has two body variants: the Grand Sports Tourer with a wheelbase of 2980 millimetres was developed specifically for Europe and other markets. The longer version, predominantly aimed at the US market but which is also available for European customers, has a wheelbase of 3215 millimetres. There is a choice of three engines with six and eight cylinders, including the latest V6 diesel unit with a muscular 510 newton metres of torque and a fuel consumption of 9.3 litres per 100/km. Full story
The North Rhineland-Westphalia Design Center has announced that the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is to receive its most coveted award, the “red dot design award – best of the best”. In awarding this internationally recognised design prize, the jury is honouring the sophisticated design of the R-Class vehicle concept, which offers first-class comfort to up to six occupants. The R-Class represents an exciting blend of functionality, dynamism and elegance. It now assumes a confident position in the (...) > Full story
Mercedes has run into trouble with the latest addition to its luxury car range. The maker is offering $5,000 to US dealers to sell its R-Class six-seater.
Many dealers are passing the cash straight on to buyers, while subsidised lease offers are also available that make monthly payments on the $48,775 R-Class lower than several cheaper Mercedes
Mercedes fell into loss after electronic bugs tarnished the brand’s image for reliability while its Smart small car business haemorrhaged (...) > Full story