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Published on Mar 29, 2008
The R-Class is an MPV/SUV crossover automobile offered by Daimler AG in 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. It was first seen at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show as the Vision GST (Grand Sports Tourer) concept, and the final production vehicle was shown at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. The R-Class is built on the V251 chassis, and is assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It is priced between the M-Class and the GL-Class. It is marketed by Mercedes-Benz as a "Sports Cruiser."
The R-Class is offered in two wheelbases, 2980 mm (117.3 in) and 3215 mm (126.6 in).
Models using BlueTec Diesel engine with urea injection will be introduced for the 2009 model year.