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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Wagon
#32 of 697 Re: Questions on gas mileage and newer diesel [mandochop]
Jun 13, 2005 (10:30 am)
Welcome to the forum. MB has put out a little on the engines they will offer for the "R" class vehicles. What I read was first we get the gas versions 350 & 500 same as the ML. Next and in conjunction with the mandate on ULSD for the entire USA, they will add the 320 V6 CDI (diesel) & a possible diesel/hybrid. I would be surprised if the diesel R shows up before the first part of 2007. That is what I am holding out for. Here is some info on that diesel engine and what it is capable of.
#33 of 697 Re: Questions on gas mileage and newer diesel [mandochop]
Jun 13, 2005 (10:41 am)
Common-rail Direct Injection (CDI) That is Mercedes newest diesel technology.
#34 of 697 Re: Questions on gas mileage and newer diesel [mandochop]
Jun 13, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Thanks for the info and the link to the article about the diesel engine... very impressive to say the least, I can see why you might hold out for it. Actually, makes me think that might be the right thing for us to do, too...
Can anyone tell me the mileage for the two M Class engines? I'd appreciate that, too.
#37 of 697 Re: Questions on gas mileage and newer diesel [mandochop]
Jun 16, 2005 (1:05 pm)
A visit to your local MB dealer to test drive the new M-class will tell you more than half of what you might be wondering as far as Drivability, fit and finish, acceleration and braking. You can probably expect 3-5 miles better per gallon in the R vs. the M, realistically. Premium fuel.