Mercedes Benz R500 Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes-Benz R 500

Mercedes Benz R500

The Mercedes-Benz R500 has three of seats, so it can’t be a sedan. too tall for a station wagon, too low for a and lacks sufficient ground for an SUV. If you define a “crossover” as an that doesn’t fit into any genre, then the R500’s got it For its part, Mercedes calls the a “grand sports tourer”. A by any other name… and the question Is the R-Class a genuine game or simply a clever attempt to get new for old rope?

A close examination of the content reveals some familiar kit. The big Merc its platform, manufacturing facility and four-wheel-drive system with the generation M-Class SUV. The V8, a Mercedes staple, is married to supernaturally-smooth seven-speed automatic Naturally, the R-Class inherits safety acronym in Stuttgart’s ABS, ASR, ESP, BA no doubt, an MFA from USC.

Stylistically, the R-Class borrows from the CLS chop-top. The R500’s grille and hood wedge into a centerline crease, the swoopy side windows a surfer’s perfect curl. The declares its independence; the side curve into bulbous in the lift gate, with taillights. It’s a radical but anything less would tagged the R500 as a minivan

The original press reports on the new M-Class SUV claimed it had car-like It didn’t. The same will be about the R-Class twin-under-the-skin. It The R500’s driver’s seat is forward in the wheelbase and the H-point driver’s hip location inside the is a lot higher than a standard The combination creates excellent but delivers fundamentally different reference points than a In other words, steering a from halfway up the mast feel the same as when standing on the deck.

Our test R500 came with optional Airmatic damping. The system adjusts the shock absorber settings .05 seconds. It automatically firms-up in the softens for rough roads and the car’s chassis (at 77mph) for handling, stability and reduced There’s also a switch to the vehicle’s ground clearance by three inches for deep or traversing that two-track to your cabin in the Adirondacks.

When fully exercised, the V8 emits a healthy snarl. The stumps-up enough oomph to the nearly two-and-a-half ton crossover zero to sixty in an entirely 6.5 seconds. Yes, there is Even with all-wheel constantly searching for maximum the R500 is simply too bulky to the right to place “sport” and in the same brochure .

Mercedes-Benz R 500

In more situations, the R500 offers all the of a minivan without the flexibility of a roof or room for seven. On the side, three kids, one and a large Coleman cooler is enough for one outing, thank you much. And the R’s rear fold en masse for a fully cargo area, or individually, for rare occasions when carrying four people and a clock.

Predictably, the R-Class’ option is almost as long as the credit The optional Rear Seat System allows middle individual control of the audio and delights, but denies the same to passengers vegging in the way back. The optional panoramic sunroof includes a normal sunroof and a tinted roof above the and third row seats. It’s for curing D-pillar claustrophobia, as as a quick, neck straining of the Manhattan skyline.

Women who to watch from the back of the bus not be well pleased with ingress. There’s no way to enter the seats without mooning the multitudes. Exit is no more J-Lo may be expert at backing out of but don’t look for her to reverse herself from the rear of an R-Class anytime soon. And look if she does.

Personal indignity aside, the has a lot to recommend it. It’s roomier a sedan and almost as practical as an SUV a lot less thirsty). The R is also than any current minivan, better and leaves mom’s carrier in the dust. In sum, (via Alabama) has assembled unique from their box of tricks. Whether or not the R500 is the usual three-pointed premium as much on customers’ aversion to genres as their attraction to brave new wheels.

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