2006 MercedesBenz RClass Review & Ratings | Automotive com

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Mercedes-Benz R 500

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Blends minivan, SUV, and features into one luxurious

Reviewed by Automotive on 5/10/2006

Technically classified as a wagon, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is an crossbreed of a minivan, sport and luxury SUV. All the best of these vehicles combined in to Mercedes-Benz christens a premium tourer. This upscale finds inspiration in the conceptual GST (short for Grand Sports which debuted in 2002 at the American International Auto

What’s New

The whole R-Class newly joins the Mercedes-Benz in 2006. This luxury sports tourer, as Mercedes it—combines all the best equipment and of the company’s sedan, SUV, and designs, mixing them into one impressive package of technology, and performance. Each of the trim levels boasts a engine—a V-6 in the R350 and a V-8 in the R500. engines pair with brand-new seven-speed automatic while the cabin features a of high-tech creature comforts. Any of driver, from soccer to speedsters, will find to admire in the all-new R-Class.


The R-Class features a yet unique, wagon-style body, its rear liftgate and longish Although the R-Class’s styling nothing to downplay its large the lighter paint colors create a softer profile.

The R350 sits on 17-inch wheels, with standard equipment including automatic power-adjustable, heated mirrors; privacy glass; and rain-sensing wipers. The more athletic rides on 18-inch wheels, maintaining all the same exterior as the R350. The list of optional inclusions for both trim ranges from HID headlights to mirrors.


Mercedes-Benz R 500

The 2006 cabin offers as many accessories for the driver as it does for the This luxury wagon six, and even the rearmost offer a decent amount of for most adults. Super-long doors allow for easier to the rear seats. Both the and third-row seats also all the way down, allowing for up to 85 cubic of cargo space.

The R-Class provides an impressive mix of cabin features. The R350 leather seats, dual-zone climate control, power seats, and maple wood Additional offerings in the R500 to heated front seats, seat memory, burl trim, TeleAid, and a six-CD mounted in the glove box. The collection of optional accessories heated rear seats, radio, a rear-seat entertainment a navigation system, Airmatic air and Keyless Go.

Performance Handling

Both R-Class models come with muscular, updated The R350’s V-6 rates at 263 horsepower and 258 of torque, while the R500’s V-8 in 302 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes’ seven-speed automatic transmission power to the R-Class’s all-wheel-drive in both models.

The R-Class’s handling primarily results the seven-speed transmission. Yet while system provides quick and upshifting during acceleration, a bit slow when shifting down. Overall, the R-Class a treat to drive and just as to ride in.


Standard safety in the R-Class includes stability and control, a tire-pressure monitoring side curtain airbags in all rows, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes with emergency assist. The 2006 R-Class provides front-passenger detection for deployment, along with a sensor that will the side curtain airbags and the seat belts. Optional features for both R models second-row side airbags and parking aid.

Mercedes-Benz R 500

Mercedes-Benz R 500
Mercedes-Benz R 500
Mercedes-Benz R 500
Mercedes-Benz R 500

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