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#92 of 697 Engines...
Sep 15, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Somone suggested this in another forum, but Mercedes should think about tweaking the standard engines for use in their SUV/Crossover vehicles. The 2007 R500 will no doubt get the new 5.5L DOHC 382hp/390lb-ft of torque V8 from the 2007 S500, but the R350's V6 should have been tweaked for a little more hp and/or torque in the R350/ML350 twins imo.
Both "350" models need bigger standard wheels/tires, they look so "base" and puny.
#93 of 697 R63 AMG
Sep 16, 2005 (12:03 am)
Not even the R-Class will escape AMG's clutches.
#94 of 697 Re: R63 AMG [merc1]
Sep 18, 2005 (3:18 pm)
Any word from MB on a 320 CDI version of the R? That seems like a no-brainer to me.
#95 of 697 pricing on R350
Sep 18, 2005 (7:21 pm)
Does anyone know if there will be any discounting on the R series???
By the way, I'm going from a Pacifica to a R350. I have always been impressed by the Pacifica's concept and performance (beside the trans). The layout is probably the best in the business for a family. The R series definitely takes some cues from the Pacifica but improves on it in many ways. For a Pacifica fan this is the perfect vehicle. One point that really bothers me on the R.....the wood and leather steering wheel should be standard at that price...the front looks "cheesy" without it.
#96 of 697 Re: R63 AMG [gagrice]
Sep 18, 2005 (8:32 pm)
No official word, but there was an article that stated that MBUSA would start introducing the new V6 CDI engine once clean diesel comes online and that the R, M and E were the models MBUSA was going to re-introduce diesel to America with.
#97 of 697 Re: pricing on R350 [canes04]
Sep 18, 2005 (8:34 pm)
I would doubt it for the first few months, if and only if the R is a hit. From what I've heard from different forums there is a lot of interest in the R, but of course it is a mass-production vehicle so the MSRP-only stance won't last long unless something truly breathtaking happens in way of demand for it.
Wood steering wheels are for the Lexus/Cadillac set in general. For German cars they are usually afterthoughts.
#98 of 697 R63 AMG Pics
Sep 19, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Stunning. Without a doubt the meanest thing in family travel today. Look for this to turn up for the 2007 model year.
#99 of 697 R 63 Availability
Sep 20, 2005 (6:20 am)
I am curioius when the R 63 will be available to order...It seems that the ML 63 will appear soon, and the CLS 55 appeared almost simultaneously with the introduction of the CLS 500
#100 of 697 Link to wagons area
Sep 22, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Please link this forum to the Wagons area of the site, thanks!
#101 of 697 Re: R 63 Availability [drivenow]
Sep 22, 2005 (8:29 pm)
I'd say sometime next summer since they're called the R63 a "concept for now". The production version, which will be basically what you see now, will likely debut in Jan at Detroit or in March at the Geneva show, which means a spring or summer 2006 on-sale-date.