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Mercedes-Benz R 500

Mercedes-Benz R500 All in One

by Roger

TEANECK, NJ, — What do you do if you need a six-passenger vehicle but don’t the ponderous feel of a minivan or the look of an SUV, and yearn for the and drivability of a luxury sedan?

You come close with the popular Chrysler Pacifica, but is no getting away from its station wagon shape and The crossovers like the Infiniti FX the handling of a sedan, but not the roominess of a six vehicle. You could get three of comfortable seats in a Cadillac but then you are back to the ultimate, SUV.

Or you could drive the R-500. This luxury with three pairs of seats, is five inches than the Escalade and has a wheelbase inches longer than the But the R-500 is only five high, blending in neatly any other high performing, long, extra comfortable, extremely stylish, technically sedan on the road. In short, it out.

And since it is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 302 horsepower, the R-500 frequently out in front of the rest of the pack. Car and magazine clocked the R-500 0 to 60 miles an hour in just 6.5 That kind of power high octane sustenance, and the ranks Number 5 on Forbes list of the least fuel vehicles with an EPA rating of 13 per gallon in city driving and 18 per gallon on the highway. The test car got 12 miles per gallon in mixed

But the ride is a nice one. the 18-inch twin-spoke heels and the cabin is an air suspension system, cushions passengers from the bumps and potholes encountered in the course of travel.

The R-500 is a new type of sedan. are no design cues borrowed any other vehicle on the road, and innovations that belong to Mercedes. Outside, the 500 has long, lines that seem to forever on its low frame. The roof is between two large sun roofs. the front sun roof can tilt or fully open, but both screens which can be activated the touch of a button to block the sun.

Inside, the first you notice is the space. Part of is illusion created by the glass and thin door posts. And stems from the removal of the shift from the center Instead, the R-500 has an electronic lever on the steering column: it up for reverse, down for the seven-speed, drive, or push the buttons on the of the four-spoke, leather steering for manual operation. To put the car into just push the button on the end of the lever, or simply remove the key.

The relocation of the gear shift a roomy center console two large cup holders an, ashtray, a storage compartment, and the large, storage bin under the padded arm which also has a slot for a phone. When connected, is a touch-tone pad on the dashboard for making calls with voice speakers in the ceiling.

On the comfort the two-tone leather interior is by polished wood and pewter. The two rows of wide, leather, seats can be heated, and the front are adjustable with lumbar The third row of seats – unlike in the rear – are designed for adults of kids, and six NFL-sized travelers comfortably spend a day tooling the countryside in this elongated The third row is built for two passengers, than the usual couch for two adults and a child.

The car features separate climate for the front and back sections. The car came with an entertainment featuring AM/FM and Sirius radio, as well as a single-disc, CD player. Mercedes has an optional for the R-500, however, which an auxiliary six-disc CD changer inside the glove compartment, and a DVD which features flat built into the backs of the head rests.

It may be impossible to the R-500. It’s a car that has set its own and goes its own way. It’s to just slide behind the wrapped steering wheel, and enjoy the ride.

2006 Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz R 500

MSRP: $66,450

EPA Mileage: 13 MPG 18 MPG Highway

As Tested Mileage: 12 MPG Driving

Performance/ Safety:

V-8 engine producing 302 horsepower and 339 of torque; 7-speed automatic w/ column shifter and steering buttons; 4-wheel drive; traction control; rack and power assisted, speed steering; independent suspension; twin spoke wheels; leveling rear suspension; dual stage airbags; side airbags; window for all 3 rows; front and rear fog

Interior/ Comfort:

Panoramic roof with and rear sun screens; AM/FM Satellite radio; CD and DVD player; DVD system; leather seats; tilt and telescoping leather wheel; heated front and seats; 3-zone climate

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Mercedes-Benz R 500
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