That brings us to refinement. With the seats deployed, luggage carrying for six is just a pipe dream. Practical and personable, the new R-Class has the style and spirit to score with buyers, no matter what niche it may occupy. The space is positively shocking. Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class? The R350 has M-B's new 3. We put money down on two cars to hold pending the inspections.
Absolutely no complaints with the performance of the 3. I found it in this R class. My wife hates the way it looks from the outside. The single-piece tailgate with a large bumper-level cutout simplifies loading. I got a great discount for a brand new model. Let's start with the stubby steering column-mounted gear shifter for the 7G-Tronic automatic.
Like most places, the front-row seats really are the best in the house. Style, space, and civility are cornerstones of the R-Class experience. Blocking their number s and won't ever contact again. The cat needs a lot of care. At over 5m long, the R-Class has the space to comfortably package its six occupants, a task it achieves with some distinction in a 2-2-2 configuration. All the contacts were very friendly and helpful.
So what is it that stops the R-Class going on the wish list? The center armrest is also missing, needs tires, brakes are about 50%. The R-Class is not one of them. Published reviews will be distributed to , , , and other web sites. Ride is much firmer than I expected. Sitting like a pretend indicator stalk, the thing spends its time in waiting for the unwary driver. As long as an S-Class but with four more inches of wheelbase, the R-Class has a unique visual presence based on a dynamic wedge shape that yields a remarkably low 0. It drives like a sedan not a truck or minivan.
Mercedes-Benz make some exceptional and highly desirable cars. Affluent early adopters who want style, practicality, and something a bit out of the norm are prime R-Class targets, with late-forming boomer families and forward-looking empty nesters topping the hit list. The R500 has power to spare. With that said this car holds up well on the highway, and I was doing the passing and not being passed. Both are backed by a slick seven-speed automatic transmission that's electronically activated by a column-mounted mini-shift lever and offers TouchShift gear changes via buttons on the steering wheel. I responded that we would visit that afternoon. However you categorize it, the new R-Class is a quiet, refined transport module with an impressive dynamic envelope.
We really appreciated the honesty of having the cars inspected by our mechanic before buying. Heated seats being necessary as I am from Vermont. The car did not have heated seats. The explanation of operation needs upgrade. The diesel is not actually coarse but it is more noticeable than should be the case in a car from a company with such a long history of diesel development. Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class?.
The third row of seats do fold neatly and without fuss into the floor to provide impressive luggage space if you are only transporting four people. This adds an impressive list of bling, including 19-inch alloys, blue tint glass, special interior lighting pack, full electric seats, sports seats and a sports instrument cluster. I cannot even tell the difference. Doesn't sound like a problem so far — as long as you don't consider the sticker price an issue. There are plenty of the usual luxury suspects throughout the cabin, including one-touch windows, soft-touch indicators, heated seats and speedtronic cruise control. That aside, the ride on the optional 19-inch rims of the sports package is harsh, particularly over corrugations and lane markers.
At launch, Mercedes-Benz Australia was predicting annual sales of around 500, or 40-odd a month. The shocks need replacement with a lot of clunking on the test ride. Cool look - head turner. Mercedes claims the car, which it refers to as a Grand Sport Tourer, is a revolutionary breakthrough in automotive packaging. More standard features in the R500 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Review: So far so great. Hand-polished wood, hand-fitted leather seating inserts, well-formed front buckets with a powered driver's perch, and numerous other power assists, plus cruise control highlight the common luxo touches.
The full-time, all-wheel-drive system has three open differentials but no low range. The interior is luxurious compared to others in this class and as a six footer I can even sit comfortably in the back seat. The fully independent suspension, with or without the optional Airmatic assist and multi-mode Adaptive Damping System, is equally competent. A simpler explanation to operate al the features 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Review: I found the auto to be overall very nice, but I think more detail to operating directions would have been better, such as a video tape or a small book like past models had. Style, comfort, smoothness on the road Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class? The vehicle does shine from the outside but the interior showed signs of corrosion.
Everyone was friendly and helpful. A locking glovebox, covered dual-plane center storage, door pockets, four quite usable cupholders, and three 12V power points head the utility list. There is nothing inherently bad about the R-Class. Sound system Harmon Kardon is great. Unusual, but certainly not unique. Easy access to the back seats.