2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

R350 AWD 4-Dr Minivan V6 auto trans

R350 AWD 4-Dr Minivan V6 auto trans

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2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Slow sales have forced Mercedes-Benz to keep its R-class offerings simple, so the all-wheel-drive crossover is available with a choice of just two V-6 engines: one gas and one diesel. We prefer the diesel because it provides acceleration comparable to that of the gasoline engine with dramatically reduced fuel consumption. Significantly redesigned for 2011, the R-class was given more-SUV-like styling, which goes a long way toward making this Mercedes look less like a minivan. Under the skin, though, the R-class is as close as it gets to a luxury minivan. We mean that with the utmost respect, as the R is a spacious, functional, comfortable people mover. The big R-class is almost fifteen inches longer than the M-class on which it's based and flirts with a 5000-pound curb weight, but it provides a more usable third row than most SUVs. Options include a three-zone climate system; seating for seven (six-person seating is standard); a rear-seat entertainment system; and a 115-volt, household-type plug. The R might not fit into a predefined category, but if you're looking for full-size-SUV cargo space combined with refined road manners, diesel fuel economy, and a healthy helping of creature comforts, you're looking for an R-class.
2011 Mercedes Benz R350 Front Side View
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has never been a hot seller for Daimler. A cross between an SUV and a station wagon, R-Class sales have slowly dipped off the past couple years as Mercedes' crossover and SUV sales built up steam. That’s why it comes as no surprise to us that 2012 will be the last year for the R-Class in the United States.
2011 Mercedes Benz R350 Front Side View
An awkward launch and sales volumes far below expectations led many to believe the unusual Mercedes-Benz R-Class would not be long for this world. However, new reports from Autocar suggest the large people mover may be spared for another three years, thanks largely in part to its popularity in China, of all places.

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R350 AWD 4-Dr Minivan V6
16 MPG City | 21 MPG Hwy
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R350 AWD 4-Dr Minivan V6
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2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Specifications

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3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
302 hp @ 6500rpm
273 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 999 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
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NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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