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#1 of 697 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Feb 13, 2005 (11:15 am)
Mercedes has announced that R-Class will make its debut this summer in time for a Fall market introduction. This is vehicle that started out as the Grand Sport Tourer and has recently been called the Vison R Sports Tourer. In Mercedes speak "Vision" are concepts with production intent.
The new R-Class should go on sale either late fall/winter or early 2006 as a 2006 model. Pricing is believed to start at 43K for a V6 R350 model. There will be two new V8s, a 4.5-4.7L with about 335hp and a 5.5L V8 with anywhere from 380-415hp. Both will be DOHC/32V in construction and feature direct injection. There should be a R350, R500 and a R550 based on those engines. The U.S. market is supposed to get the long-wheelbase version only, and Europe the short wheelbase version. Mercedes' new 3.0L diesel V6 (224hp/376lb-ft) and a revised 4.0L V8 310hp) will be available in the R-Class, both here and of course in Europe, or at least that is what the rumor mill is saying once our diesel fuel is cleaned up.
Stylewise they will change very little from the concept presented at the Detroit and now Chicago autoshows this year. The new paint technology won't make production and the wheels won't be the 21 inchers on the concepts, but the rest should make the cut.
Any thoughts or further information on the R-Class?
#2 of 697 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class [merc1]
Apr 24, 2005 (5:57 pm)
M, What have you heard re the availability of the R-Class. My dealer is reluctant
to talk about a delivery date...
#3 of 697 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class [dazze]
Apr 24, 2005 (9:34 pm)
All I've ever heard about the R-Class is "fall", meaning Oct-Nov typically for Mercedes.
#6 of 697 Deposit on R class
Jun 06, 2005 (4:52 am)
I have had my deposit down on this car for almost two years.... I started the list at my dealership....
I just recently test drove the new BMW 5 series wagon.... That is also an impressive car. I wish the R class was available now, so I could decide between the two. I guess patience is a must.
I also drove many others... the most impressive was the Cayenne S... but that car has too little room.....
I am tall... so my concern with space for the passengers sitting behind me is an issue.
Also, the d*mned cupholders in the others are so flimsy... my wife is a coffee addict and she needs her cupholders... why doesn't BMW take this seriously.... If we want to spend $50K or more on a car and want solid cupholders then let us have them
The cupholders in the R class seeem to have it right... don't think I am buying a car based on cupholders... but believe it or not.... it could tip the scale... with all things being equal.
Also, the heads up display on the BMW wagn is a great featre if you use navigation as often as I do.
#9 of 697 Re: 2005 Mercedes-Benz R-Class [Sylvia]
Sep 06, 2004 (2:56 pm)
I see that the mbusa web site says Fall 2005 release for the GST (they aren't referring to it as the R-class yet). I wonder what the cause of the big delay is.