Base R350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC
2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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$48,000
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Engine Engine 3.5LV-6
MPG MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy
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2006 R-Class Overview

The new Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a bit like the platypus, the fur-covered, duck-billed, egg-laying mammal.It combines aspects of other vehicles without becoming one of them.

It looks like a very large station wagon, with four conventional opening doors and a top-hinged one-piece tailgate, but it's not a traditional wagon.It has permanent, computer-controlled all-wheel drive, but it's not an SUV.It has three rows of two bucket seats, kind of like a minivan, but it's not a minivan.It's a brand-new entry in a class the company calls grand sports touring, and there's nothing else quite like it on the market today.

Fortunately, the R-Class is better looking than a platypus.Its radically sloping roof and sweeping lines help disguise its considerable size.Longer than a Cadillac Escalade, the R-Class is truly cavernous inside and comfortably accommodates six tall adults in six well-accommodated bucket seats.It comes loaded with passive safety features designed to protect occupants in the event of an accident.

It's quiet and comfortable on the highway, and surprisingly responsive on winding roads.Initially, there will be only two models, the R350 with V6 power and the R500 with V8 power.The R350 is quite responsive, while the R500 is downright fast.Both are packed with all-wheel drive, electronic stability control and other features designed to help the driver maintain control.
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2006 R-Class Overview

The new Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a bit like the platypus, the fur-covered, duck-billed, egg-laying mammal.It combines aspects of other vehicles without becoming one of them.

It looks like a very large station wagon, with four conventional opening doors and a top-hinged one-piece tailgate, but it's not a traditional wagon.It has permanent, computer-controlled all-wheel drive, but it's not an SUV.It has three rows of two bucket seats, kind of like a minivan, but it's not a minivan.It's a brand-new entry in a class the company calls grand sports touring, and there's nothing else quite like it on the market today.

Fortunately, the R-Class is better looking than a platypus.Its radically sloping roof and sweeping lines help disguise its considerable size.Longer than a Cadillac Escalade, the R-Class is truly cavernous inside and comfortably accommodates six tall adults in six well-accommodated bucket seats.It comes loaded with passive safety features designed to protect occupants in the event of an accident.

It's quiet and comfortable on the highway, and surprisingly responsive on winding roads.Initially, there will be only two models, the R350 with V6 power and the R500 with V8 power.The R350 is quite responsive, while the R500 is downright fast.Both are packed with all-wheel drive, electronic stability control and other features designed to help the driver maintain control.Hide Full Review