2005 Mercedes-Benz Grand Sports Tourer “Vision R”

Shown here in nearly production ready form, the Vision R presages the R-class coming to the U.S. It’s Mercedes-Benz‘s version of the and it will be the larger of two sport touring models; the smaller one will be the B-class which may or may not make it to the U.S. Expect the production car’s interior to look a lot like this, and features like versatile 6-passenger seating and all-wheel drive will carry over, but don’t look for the diesel engines shown in Paris in the U.S. anytime soon. M-B’s excellent new 3.5-liter V-6 will likely be the initial engine offered in the R-class when it makes its way stateside.