Mercedes-Benz R-Class
aka V254
Production 2005 - present
Class Crossover
Body Style 5 door, 5/7 seat MPV
Length 5157 mm
Width 2168 mm
Height 1656 mm
Wheelbase 3215 mm
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission 7 speed Automatic, AWD
Engine 3.0 litre and 3.5 litre V6
5.0 litre V8
5.5 litre V8
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The R-Class is an MPV/SUV crossover automobile offered by DaimlerChrysler in 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. A concept 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. DaimlerChrysler assembles R-Class vehicles destined for the United States, and possibly other countries as well, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The R-Class shares its chassis with the 2006 M-Class. The R-Class slots between the ML-Class and the G-Class.

Although described by the manufacturer as a "Sports Cruiser" many sources and casual observers have noted that the vehicle is remarkably similar to a minivan in form.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Mercedes-Benz R-Class Review.

Recent ChangesEdit

  • Debuting at the 2010 New York Auto Show for the 2011 MY, the R-class receives a comprehensive mid-cycle facelift that cures the aesthetic shortcomings of the slow-selling luxo family hauler. The most immediate change is up front, where the R-Class eschews the ovoid headlamps in favor of squarer items and a sharper, more chiseled schnoz. Out back, the changes are minor and are limited mostly to a change in the graphic design of the rear clusters. [1]

Styles and Major OptionsEdit

The R-Class is offered in two wheelbases.


  • R 350 - 3.5 L V6, 272 PS (268 hp SAE/200 kW)
  • R 500 - 5.0 L V8, 306 PS (302 hp SAE/225 kW)
  • R 63 AMG - 6.3 L V8, 510 PS (503 hp SAE/375 kW) (prototype presented at 2005 IAA)
  • R 320 CDI - 3.0 L V6, 224 PS (221 hp SAE/165 kW) (to be introduced in mid 2006)


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0-60 km/h: 3.4 seconds (R500)

0-80 km/h: 5.2 seconds (R500)

0-100 km/h: 7.4 seconds (R500)


Stopping distance: 33.1 metres from 80 km/h. (R500)


  • RECALL ALERT: On Nov 5, 2010, Mercedes-Benz issued a recall affecting approximately 2,300 MY2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class due to improperly lubricated O-ring that will result in a leaky fuel filter. [2]


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"It's not a wagon, it's a 4x4. And not a very good one. You're better off buying a condom". - Top Gear


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R63 AMGEdit

The AMG version of the W251, the R63 AMG, was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as a 2007 model. It features a 6.2 L M156 V8 engine producing 503 hp (375 kW) and 465 ft·lbf (630 N·m) of torque. Mercedes-Benz's 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission is standard.


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See AlsoEdit


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Supermini A W168 W169
Entry-level C W201 (190) W202 W203 W204
Mid-size E W123 W124 W210 W211 W212
CLS W219
Full-size S W126 W140 W220 W221
Maybach W240
Roadster SLK R170 R171
SL R107 R129 R230
Coupé CLK W208 W209
CL W126 W140 W215 C216
Supercar SLR C199
SUV G W460/W461 W463
Crossover SUV GLK GLK
M W163 W164
GL X164
MPVs B W245
R W251
Vaneo Vaneo
Sprinter Sprinter

References Edit

  • "2006 Volkswagen C1: Link with Maserati provides platform", an article under "Sketchpad" in the "News" section of the March, 2003 issue of Motor Trend, on page 31

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