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Mercedes-Benz R 500

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

New for 2011

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz receives updated styling and interior enhancements.


You think the 2011 Mercedes-Benz was going to be a flash in the pan, did Trust us; there were of automotive critics who did. years of disappointing sales of high-end people mover, thought the R-Class would die a death. But for 2011 the Mercedes-Benz gets a new lease on life to updated styling that hold greater appeal to Benz buyers.

This around, the designers did a much job of making the R-Class look a real Mercedes instead of oddly proportioned passenger Almost everything up front has restyled to look more the sedans and SUVs in Mercedes’ Other updates include new mirrors, new wheels, LED running a revised rear bumper/lower (with integrated exhaust and LED taillights.

Apart from new saddle-style and third-row headrests, new wood and a revised instrument display, are no big upgrades to the interior. Thankfully, not is needed, as the luxurious and spacious has been one of the more worthwhile of the R-Class, with plenty of for both second- and third-row to stretch out. Under the it’s the status quo as well, the relatively fuel-efficient turbodiesel found in the R350 Bluetec being the main draw.

these appreciated but relatively changes, our advice regarding the Mercedes-Benz R-Class remains Thanks to its roomy, comfortable and interior, the R-Class is a fine for family transport, particularly if after something with cachet. Yet there are other and less expensive choices. The Flex and related Lincoln MKT not be as prestigious, but both offer a turbocharged V6-engine option the Flex has more third-row room). One should also the Honda Odyssey or Toyota both of which have redesigned this year and can be with plenty of luxury

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz is a large crossover wagon seats six people standard a seven-passenger stand-alone option. are two available models that to engine choice — R350 and R350 Bluetec — but both virtually identical equipment.

items include 19-inch tinted rear glass, wipers, automatic headlights, a sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, a steering wheel, eight-way driver seat (includes adjustment), MB-Tex premium upholstery, Bluetooth, the COMAND interface and an eight-speaker stereo auxiliary audio jack and changer.

The Premium 1 package a power liftgate, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming driver and mirrors, a rearview camera, a steering column, driver functions, a hard-drive-based navigation with real-time traffic HD radio, satellite radio, an interface and digital music The Premium 2 package gets you from Premium 1 plus ignition/entry and a Harman Kardon surround-sound system. The Lighting provides active bi-xenon (with washers) and LED daytime lights.

Stand-alone options include sensors, blind-spot assist, a sunroof, heated front a second-row bench seat, a steering wheel, three-zone control and a rear entertainment Leather upholstery is not available on the The R350 4Matic can be equipped a Sport Appearance package includes 20-inch AMG wheels, taillamps and blue-tinted front

Powertrains and Performance

The 2011 R350 4Matic features a V6 good for 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of A seven-speed automatic is standard and indicates it has all-wheel drive. estimates a 0-60 time of 8.0 EPA-estimated fuel economy is 14 mpg mpg highway and 16 mpg combined — a bit less comparable crossovers.

Mercedes-Benz R 500

The 2011 R350 Bluetec a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that Mercedes-Benz’s Bluetec clean-diesel It produces 210 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The auto and 4Matic all-wheel are standard as well. Mercedes a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds. fuel economy is a much 18/24/20 mpg.


The Mercedes-Benz R-Class comes with stability and traction antilock brakes, active head restraints, front- and side airbags and side airbags for all three rows. “mbrace” emergency telematics is also standard.

In Insurance for Highway Safety crash the R-Class achieved the highest of “Good” for frontal-offset and side protection.

Interior Design and Features

The R-Class’ cabin warrants its Mercedes badge, high-quality construction and materials. the cabin controls are dominated by previous-generation COMAND electronics which features a less four-way directional button pad a video game controller) than the new multipurpose knob in the newer GLK-Class and others.

There are other downsides. The doors of a minivan may not be cool, but the elongated conventional rear can be cumbersome in parking lots. And the six-person configuration offers of room for all, the optional bench encroaches upon knee room and its middle is too narrow for adult frames. the second- and third-row seats forward, the R-Class can hold 85 cubic feet of cargo — than a minivan for sure, but on par most other luxury

Driving Impressions

The 2011 R-Class is big and feels it, but its ride is comfortable and its high-speed stability is Throw in appropriately subdued levels and you’ve got all the ingredients of a long-distance cruiser. However, on tight streets and parking can be a because of its size, so the optional sensors and rearview camera are recommended. As for engine choice, go with the Bluetec since its engine is stronger at low speeds town and returns much fuel economy.

Mercedes-Benz R 500
Mercedes-Benz R 500

Mercedes-Benz R 500
Mercedes-Benz R 500

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