Mercedes Benz was founded by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler in 1886. It was an age when the invention of the steam engine had opened a plethora of opportunities. Innovation was at its zenith. Road transport was in the process of being motorized. Had it not been for their successful collaboration, this German automobile giant would never have seen light of the day. Have you noticed the Mercedes-Benz trademark? The trademark of a company usually has a deeper connotation. To Daimler, the star indicated the ambition of universal motorization i.e., motorization on land, on water and in the air. The symbol underwent minor changes and eventually the tips were surrounded by a circle. This leading premium car brand enjoys a humongous fan-base. And so is it in India where it set foot in 1994. On record, Mercedes-Benz is known as DaimlerChrysler India Private Ltd. Among the many cars launched, the R-class is one that comes with the finest of comfort, luxury and style. Ample space, unique features and an uncompromising quality in workmanship make it a class apart. R-class, a seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle, is majorly for those who like to travel in style. German styling and expertise make this car a storehouse of comfort and elegance. Dive into the information below to lap up more information on the same.
Design & Comfort
The R-Class, a multi-utility vehicle that is a cross between a sedan and a sports utility vehicle, is designed to give you maximum comfort and security while enjoying a safe and relaxed journey. The ingenious design amalgamated with the apt use of high-end technology features makes the R-class a breath-taking vehicle that caters to the myriad needs of the owner. As regards the exterior, it makes use of cutting-edge designing with the use of a lucrative front grille with three horizontal bars and an eye-catching Mercedes logo in the center. The programmable daytime running lamps, selectable light-sensing headlamps and fascinating fog lamps give it a powerfully dynamic look. For the driver’s vision clarity, a wider wind-screen has been provided at the front of the car.
The airy interiors of this crossover model are finely done and reflect a harmonious blend of advanced and classical interior designing. For example, hand-polished Burl Walnut wood is used for the dashboard and doors. New materials and unique color mixes lend a premium feel to the car. The multifunctional steering wheel comes mounted with the controls of a number of functions such as voice, audio, phone functions and multifunction display. The dashboard too carries a number of infotainment functions like round dials for speed and engine and digital displays for gear selection and odometer, digital speedometer and outside temperature indicator The optional power liftgate facilitates easy entry to the cargo area thus making the RT- class the most versatile and spacious vehicle among the Mercedes-Benz cars. The R-Class allows each occupant to create their own sense of space with features such as individual reading lights, armrests, air vents and cup holders as well as seat adjustments for each seat and two separate-source audio plugs. The car carries three rows which are significant to accommodate six passengers and comes with an optional 7-seat arrangement.
The R-Class luxury model sports a 3.5L, 24-valve, V6 DOHC engine. It generates a peak power of 272 bhp at 6000 rpm along with a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 2400 rpm. The V6 engine ensures efficient use of fuel. The acceleration is impressive with a top speed of 230 km/h which takes it about 8.3 seconds to reach 0-100km/h.
There are many new safety features incorporated in the model that can qualify it as one of the safest cars in this segment. The bevy of features underlining the safety aspect are multiple airbags, active front head restraints, integrated restraint system, individually height-adjustable head restraints, smart-key, antitheft alarm, night security illumination, integrated three-button garage door control and a unique driver-programmable driveway locking system that automatically locks all the doors when the car reaches top speed.
Variants & Price
The Mercedes Benz R-class model has a single variant R-Class R350 4Matic Long. It is priced at around Rs. 60, 00,000.
Technical Specifications & Features