MercedesBenz R500 Road Test Car Reviews Car and Driver

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Mercedes-Benz R 500

Mercedes-Benz R500

A slick way to me-tooing the usual luxo

Just because this five-door defies easy in the car world circa 2006 a minivan or an SUV overcrosser?- doesn’t it’ll be a tweener forever. this be the passenger-car shape of Loafing along would be a new

Yeah, we like the R500, and the we hang out with don’t wearing it, either, never the similarity of its loaf shape to of a minivan. Which just to prove once again silhouette isn’t everything it comes to cars. Having all the space available all the time for or stuff, or your combination du of people and stuff, beats the notchback’s combination of two people and a separate trunk out back.

In fact, maybe silhouette hardly at all to vehicular status the package includes a sensuous muscular handling, Ritz-class appointments, and room enough for dating on Saturday night, not to a half-acre of glass in the roof and drive. That adds up to an mobile to like, until you the as-tested price is $71,030.


If you to ask the price, may we show you something in a Pacifica, which is the same without the sensuous shape and the and the Ritz and the standard-equipment all-wheel at about half the dollars? The sells well, 92,363 year, but nobody raves.

This Benz, on the other is a charmer. Such an interesting to the eye, with a rakish sweeping up into the windshield swoops over the top and trails off the tail, all in one continuous flourish. In the beltline playfully rises the rear as the roofline falls and the wheel openings romp Has there ever been a this good-humored in its appearance?

As go, this is a whopper, with and width dimensions up there the largest of the minivans, give or a fraction. Weight outwhops all at 5225 pounds for our loaded The five-liter V-8 outguns them, with 302 horsepower and 0-to-60 of 6.5 seconds (buyers on a low-thrills may find the 268-hp V-6 of the less-pricey-by-$7500 more to their cadence). We the pedal down and let the V-8 moan its song to a top speed of 135 mph, at point the governor said,

Mercedes-Benz R 500

At low speeds, the Benz has a liquid to the throttle, liquid more pancake syrup than so that it gathers itself up and deliberately to the command of your You needn’t worry about lurches from a hyped-up as you try to fit the considerable bulk into a slot.

On the skidpad, the R500 carved at 0.75 g with moderate on its 255/55R-18 all-season tires. from 70 mph required 181 feet, the expected range for a car of this

But what, specifically, can this do for you that other vehicle can’t? Passengers get priority This is the people-mover concept to a luxo level, with seats for three rows of Sure, big Econoline vans pack more commuters off to the or more kids to the scout But the R-class is about first-class for six. The front and second are perfect enough, with sliding tracks and deeply seating. It’s the rear always raises objections, and one’s third-row comfort match that of the front The crunch always comes in to provide legroom and chair-like height for passengers sitting the rear suspension. SUVs the kick-up-the-roof approach, sometimes to heights. Have you seen a TrailBlazer? Usually, the good-enough-for-kids applies. But this Benz for adult accommodations, and it’ll get the and the starting five to the game fewer complaints than any

Although the Alabama-built R500’s are shared with M-B’s new SUV, the driving experience is not at all The seating is high, placing eye about where it would be in a The windshield gives a big view the rather low cowl. The power column and seat adjuster let you the driving position exactly to liking. The suspension has a deliberate, feel, and the steering knows straight-ahead is.


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