The 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a seven passenger luxury crossover available in R350 and R350 BlueTEC trim levels. The R350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 302 hp while the R350 BlueTEC is powered by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine that produces 210 hp. Both trim levels come with a 7-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The R350 achieves an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway while the R350 BlueTEC improves with an EPA estimated 18 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Features include heated front seats, panorama sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, blind-spot assist, bi-xenon headlights, heated headlamp washers, and 20-inch wheels. Safety is comprised of rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot assist, 12-way airbag protection, advanced tire-pressure monitoring system, trailer stability assist, brake assist, antilock braking system, and rear view camera. The R-Class is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The new R-Class comes with a redesigned 3.5L V6 engine. The utilization of direct injection helps it makes 302 horsepower over last year's 268. The R-Class also got a new version of Mercedes-Benz' COMAND system.
Stylish people-mover; roomy and elegant interior; comfortable ride; exceptional performance
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a vehicle that is part-SUV, part-crossover and part-minivan. The R-Class is unique in its class. It features a tremendous amount of interior space, and it's one of the few vehicles with a third row that allows the vehicle to accommodate up to seven adults in posh comfort. It comes with all-wheel drive standard on all models and an efficient BlueTEC diesel is available.