Mercedes R-Class

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 58,70,000 - ₹ 59,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Body Type Crossover
Fuel Type Diesel
Top Speed (KMPH) 230
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Maximum Power 261 Bhp
Maximum Torque 618 Nm
Engine Description 2987cc, V6
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Turning Radius 12.6 metres
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 7
Boot Space 633.00 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 80.00 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Brakes Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Suspension NA
WHEELS & TYRES
Alloy Wheels
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
Steering Mounted Controls
Rear AC Vents
Remote Fuel Filler
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
Air Conditioner Dual Zone Climate Control
Power Steering Tilt
Rear Defogger
Rear Washer & Wiper
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Windows
Remote Boot Release
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass
INTERIOR FEATURES
Sunroof
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts 5
Airbags 8
Parking Sensors
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control
LOCKS & SECURITY
Central Locking Remote
INSTRUMENTATION
Trip Distance 2
Tachometer
LIGHTING
Xenon Headlamps
Front Fog Lights
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
ORVM Turn Indicators
INFOTAINMENT
Music System Dash Integrated
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Leather Seats Yes
Folding Rear Seats
Rear Centre Armrest With Cup Holder
Driver Seat Adjustment Electric

Mercedes R-Class Review

25 Sep, 2014 12:23 PM

Synopsis

Overview

The Mercedes R-Class is very popular among the Mercedes family because of its ample amount of space for almost the whole family and the best quality standards visible in both the exterior styling and the interior materials. The exterior of the car is adorned with a front radiator grille in chrome finish and the very powerful looking LED daylight running lights. The front and rear bumpers are designed very prominently and elegantly. The door handles and the fog lamps are also chrome finis giving a very sleek and classy look to the whole exterior.

The interior is very spacious with three rows of seating with individual seating concept. The Executive rear seats are very luxurious and a central seat can be folded. The Parktronic system helps the driver to park easily and helping to get through tight spaces. The car is loaded with first-class entertainment gadgets. The rear has 20.3 TFT color displays along with remote controls and headphones. The Harman Kardon Surround Sound provides the most outstanding sound experience to the listeners. The Thermotronic automatic climate control enables the climate control under the accessibility of the rear and front passengers. Bi-Xenon headlamps and ESP and trailer stabilization features keep the car steady and under control during any emergency situations.

Mercedes R-Class Exterior

The Mercedes R-Class is moulded systematically to gather a warm welcome and entice customers at the first glance. As Mercedes says, The R-class is indeed a powerful vehicle that seems like a jet taking off the road. On the front part comes a wide radiator grille and bright headlamps that shows a big symbol of imagination. Over the lid are high-pitched and sharp lines that run across the tapered edged lip of the car exterior. It is highlighted with strong accents of a curvy front fenders that boosts the car's alloy wheels proportionally.

Its long wheelbase comes with a wider wheel course which upshots to quality road experience while on the go. The panels below the body are compatible with fast flow of airstream beneath the chassis so there is less drag. The anterior part is quite larger compared to most vehicles in the segment but overall the Mercedes R-Class features a sleek style from the front to the back of the vehicle. The forward-facing windshield has an ideal slant angle, while the breezy roof-line lets the air current flow to preserve a streamline flow that makes its way towards the tailgate.

Mercedes R-Class Interior

Inside the Mercedes R-Class are seats that are styled ergonomically so passengers can adjust the seats according to their preference. Seats can be folded forward and unfolded without stress. The name of the game is all about space and ease. The vehicle can sear four, five, six or seven people. The second row can be seated by three passengers as it comes with a bench seat that splits 60 by 40. It comes with a pair of bucket seats too. The third-row seat for two passengers is optional for customers who want more space. There is ample legroom and headroom on the second-row seats so it can accommodate full-size passengers. The size of the middle seat is quite fair although it is not moulded enough for comfort but for extra passenger space only.

Although there are a couple of brands that offer useful second row seats for crossovers only a few offer third row comfortable seats like that offered in the Mercedes R-Class. It has abundant room to accommodate a pair of adults with ease, although the petite seat bases may not be the best when it comes to long travelling but there is enough space to move around to avoid leg cramps. The Mercedes R-Class is focused not only about style but on space. As a proof, the second and third row seats are made foldable so passengers can move it forward as flat that gives as much as 85-cubic-foot cargo space that is not much common in this segment.

This can be done by adjusting the second-row seats and center console. Extra space can be expected by those who want to carry both baggage and passengers as the Mercedes R-Class has 42.2 cubic feet of luggage space after the third row seats are folded. This means are as much room that you can expect from a hatchback. The maximum capacity when it comes to cargo space is 15.2 cubic feet, which is not bad for a size of a trunk. Looking this model gives a typical Mercedes style. The seats are covered with faux leather with a woody shade and come with gauges revamped with a sporty watch-face design. The Mercedes Command system allows the driver and the passengers to control navigation, communications and car entertainment functions. Different from other Mercedes vehicles, there is no central knob in this model.

What Mercedes R-class offers is a 5-way controller located at the right of the direction finding screen on the center pile. Using the Command system has gathered different feedback from users as some say it can be complicated while some who are used to advanced systems are able to adapt after few days of use. This vehicle comes with a lot of features when it comes to entertainment. The R-Class comes with a hard-drive installed on the navigation system which can hold up to 4 gigabytes of music files. It has an iPod-like interface plus a SIRIUS Satellite Radio so it is easy to operate. An optional Harman Kardon 7.1 surround-system is also available if customers want to enhance the sound quality and rear seat passengers can also enjoy in-car entertainment through the DVD screens installed behind the front row seats headrests.

Verdict

The Mercedes R-Class model meets the emission values according to standards and features enough space for group travellers. Although it there are a lot of improvements that critics say that should be made, it can still pass as a good car when it comes to in-car entertainment, speed and carrying loads of luggage.

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