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9 August, 2012: To bag on the success of R 350 4Matic petrol version, Mercedes Benz has rolled out the diesel variant, Mercedes Benz R350 CDI 4MATIC with a price tag of Rs.58.59 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The CDI variant will be powered by a 2987cc V6 diesel engine that comes coupled with7G-TRONIC with 4WD transmission that gives a mileage of 11.25kmpl. The R 350 CDI 4MATIC is also adorned with LED daytime running lights, steel chassis with air suspension system in the rear to aid comfort and improve driving dynamics. The luxurious interiors boast of ample luggage space of 2385 liters. What makes Mercedes  R 350 CDI 4Matic a viable option is that it offers the drivability pleasure of a saloon together with the flexibility of an MPV,  also the car is fraught up with features  like electrically adjustable telescopic steering wheel, Memory seats, three zone automatic climate control, air-conditioning for rear row passengers, six-disc CD changer and Universal media interface. This four-door passenger vehicle comes with wide-opening tailgate that can easily accommodate seven adults and offers a lot of head and elbow room to all the occupants.

Mercedes-Benz R-Class price list (Variants)

Variants Ex-Showroom Price    
R350 4Matic Long  (Discontinued)

3498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 11.8 kmpl
Rs 63.13 Lakh
R350 CDI 4MATIC  (Discontinued)

2987 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 11.8 kmpl
Rs 71.68 Lakh

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class mileage

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Diesel7.8 kmpl 11.8 kmpl
Petrol7.8 kmpl 11.8 kmpl

Mercedes-Benz R-Class review

One of the most highly acclaimed and well known car maker across the globe is Mercedes Benz. This German multinational luxury car maker has a scintillating fleet of vehicles in the country and also in the global car markets. Their vehicles are known for immaculately done up exteriors, lavish interiors loaded with advanced features and performance packed engines. Among the incredible fleet of cars, this company has the Mercedes Benz R Class, which is a crossover and has a petrol as well as a diesel engine variant for the customers to choose from. Among these two is the Mercedes Benz R Class R350 4Matic Long, which has a heavy duty 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine that can displace close to 3498cc. This incredible and power packed petrol engine can churn out an exceptional 272bhp at 6000rpm along with a maximum torque yield of a pounding 350Nm at 2400 – 5000rpm, which is incredible. The engine has a dual overhead camshaft and is cleverly mated with a 7G – Tronic automatic transmission gear box for efficient gear shifts and come with a all wheel drive mode as well. The mileage of this well built formidable MPV, Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4Matic Long is claimed to be in the range of 7.8 to 11.8 Kmpl under standard driving conditions. The top speed of this vehicle is said to be close to a whopping 230 Kmph and it can cross the 100 Kmph barrier in just about 8.3 seconds from a stand still. The diesel version is called as Mercedes Benz R Class R350 CDI 4MATIC and the company has equipped this Multipurpose Vehicle with a commanding six cylinder diesel mill, which has been further equipped with 24 valves and also has a dual overhead cam shaft along with a CDI (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system as well. This engine is skilfully mated with an 7G-Tronic automatic transmission and also has an all wheel drive mode.

 

This MPV has been equipped with LED daytime running lights and fog lamps which are ringed with chrome to add to the elegance. It has a strong and heavy steel chassis with an advanced air suspension system to give utmost comfort to the occupants in the rear seats and will also enhance the driving dynamics. This powerfully built multipurpose vehicle has the capacity to easily seat up to seven passengers and is very roomy and extremely spacious. The seating arrangement is very flexible and can accommodate almost anything inside it. The company has loaded this MPV with some top of the line safety and comfort features, which will certainly entice the customers and amaze them. The list includes a powerful air conditioning system with individual vents for the rear seats as well, which has automatic climate and automatic air quality control, multifunctional power steering wheel with mounted controls, rear parking sensors, cruise control, an advanced and sophisticated music system with speakers for amazing in-cabin entertainment and many more such remarkable features as well. The company has also left no stone unturned in gifting this massive MPV with some world class safety features such as an anti lock braking system with brake assist, central locking with power door locks, an anti-theft alarm with a engine immobilizer, crash sensors, engine check warning, an advanced vehicle stability control system for added comfort, traction control, keyless entry and many more such vital and protective features for added protection of the occupants as well as the amazing vehicle. Apart from all this, the company has also equipped this MPV with a proficient braking system along with a robust suspension mechanism as well.

Exteriors

The designers of the company have left no stone unturned to make this MPV immaculate and striking. This MPV lineup is one of the most spacious and roomy vehicle from the esteemed fleet of this highly acclaimed car maker. The exteriors of this vehicle are extremely remarkable and captivating. The exteriors of this vehicle has a sleek appearance that makes it look regal and massive. The front fascia is bold as well as aggressive looking with a colossal radiator grille, which has a lot of chrome treatment on it. Unlike most of the other vehicles made by the company, the front radiator grille of this MPV is quite large and extensive, apart from being straight and vertical as well. It also has been embedded with a prominent emblem of the company on it. This hefty radiator grille is flanked with a radiant and large head light cluster, which makes it look more like an SUV from the frontage. This striking MPV comes loaded with LED day time running lights along with sturdy and robust steel chassis for enhanced safety. These LED lights as well as the front fog lamps are ringed in chrome and are fitted in the front body colored bumper. The head lamp cluster is powered by high intensity Bi-Xenon head lights. Apart from all this, the company is also offering an optional lighting package with this as well. This package contains head lamp washers, which clean the lights with a high pressure spray of fluid. The bonnet is sleek, while the silhouette of this impressive MPV is matching with each other. The outline also has fenders which are included in the frontage along with small front as well as rear hangs that make this MPV look suave. The side profile has pronounced wheel arches, which are fitted with a modish set of ten spoke, 18 inch light alloy wheels, which have been fitted with tyres of size 255/55 R 18 that make this MPV look stylish. Apart from these the nicely shaped outside rear view mirrors have been placed aptly and have been integrated with side turn blinkers as well. The rear end of this MPV has twin rectangular shaped exhaust tail pipes along with a diffuser, which adds to the sportiness of this massive multipurpose vehicle. Along with these the big wind screen that has a rear wiper along with a bright and luminous tail lamp cluster add to the elegance of this huge, Mercedes Benz R Class. The tail lamps of this new MPV also feature LED along with fiber optic cable technology. The top has a sliding moon roof that adds to the sophisticated look of this well built multipurpose vehicle.

 

Exterior Measurements:

 

The dimensions of this massive and powerful Mercedes Benz R Class are very spacious. The overall length of this MPV is about 5157mm along with a total width of 1922mm, which also includes the protruding external rear view mirrors as well. The total height of this MPV is about 1659mm that gives a roomy head room and shoulder space for all the occupants. This most prominent feature of this multipurpose vehicle is its spacious wheel base, which is a massive 3215mm and gives a very relaxing drive to all the passengers. This MPV has an impressive turning radius of 12.6 meters, which is quite striking for such a huge vehicle. The approximate kerb weight of this Mercedes Benz R Class is close to 2230 Kgs and it also has a centrally mounted fuel tank that can take in 80 litres of fuel in it.

Interiors

 

The interiors of this powerful Mercedes Benz R Class are luxuriant as the company has used all top quality materials for the interiors. The seating arrangement is extremely comfortable and can take in seven passengers without difficulty in it. This MPV also offers quite a lot of space for taking in luggage and other stuff as the rear seats are all completely foldable, which helps in taking in lots of things in it. The three rows of seating arrangements have amazingly luxurious and relaxing seats, which will definitely impress the occupants. Both the front seats are power adjustable in 8 different ways to suit the requirements of the driver as well as the front co-passenger. The rear luggage compartment has been equipped with the advanced Easy Pack compartment management system, which aids in loading as well as stowing luggage and other things in it very easily. The tail gate opens and closes with a touch of a button and can be stopped at any position that will add to the comfort level of loading different things into it. This tail gate also has another advantage of being very easy to use even in the low ceiling garages or other such places where there is not much space to open it completely. This massive luggage compartment can be modified to make close to 2385 litres of boot space, which is massive and huge to store almost anything. The interior color scheme has a couple of options with complete jet black leather seats and also black interiors like the dash board, the central console, door center panels and also the floor carpets. All this is combined with a high gloss brown walnut wood with shining chrome paneling, which makes this MPV look urbane and up market. The other option on offer to the customers is the almond beige scheme in which the seats are upholstered with the same colored leather along with the other aspects such as the door edges, dashboard and other places. In this scheme, the upper section of the dash board, the multi-functional power steering wheel and also the door arm rests offer a dark contrast. The instrument cluster is luminous with a 3D look and also a white scale back ground, which makes it look exclusive. There are a lot of storage spaces in all the three rows for storing quite a number of small and handy things, which can be available all the time. Apart from all these impressive features, there is also a strong and sturdy air suspension all around for enhancing the comfort along with an excellent climate control air conditioning unit and also ergonomically perfected seats.

 

Interior Comfort:

 

The Mercedes Benz R Class is one of the most sought after and luxuriant MPV's in the country and the other world markets as well. The company has left no stone unturned to equip this MPV with some of the most advanced and best in class comfort aspects, which will certainly astound the passengers. This MPV has been bestowed with quite a number of top of the line and premium gadgets, which are bound to entice the occupants. Some of these features include a Thermo-tronic automatic climate control, which allows the driver, front passengers as well as all the other passengers in the vehicle to set the temperature using their own personal controls. This powerful air conditioner unit has the ability to cool the massive interior space of this vehicle within a very short span of time. Apart from that there is also an additional blower that is located under the center console, which makes sure that there is an ideal temperature in the vehicle. There are also sensor signals in the control system, which helps in creating a pleasant climate inside the massive cabin. Then there is the highly advanced Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound music system, which has a Dolby digital 5.1 integrated in it. Apart from this, there is a 13 channel DSP sound amplifier and fourteen speakers, which are optimized to suit the interiors of this MPV along with a Sub-woofer. Then there is a 3D stereo surround sound control, which gives a constant sound impression and the rear passengers can also control the music system from their seats. Apart from this advance audio system, this MPV also has a back seat entertainment system package that includes a brilliant DVD player along with a couple of TF color display monitors that have a 20.3 centimeter diagonal screen which are affixed in the backside of the front seat head restraints. This MPV also has a couple of wireless headphones, an advanced remote control and also a couple of Aux-in connections for added advantage to the rear passengers to watch movies as well as play games while in motion. The company has equipped this MPV with a a sophisticated Park-Tronic system as well, which helps in simplifying the parking of this massive vehicle. There are a total of 10 sensors, which send out signals to help the driver park this huge MPV with ease. The impressive navigation system which is integrated in this formidable MPV has a luminous 6.5 inch color screen and it also responds to the normal voice. This sophisticated navigation system has a whopping 40 GB hard drive and also an improvised voice control system as well. This system also has the capability to report the closest traffic jams and even offers an in built ZAGAT survey ratings for varied eateries, hotels and other places of interest. The multifunctional power steering wheel is very responsive and has mounted audio control buttons to adjust the volume of the music system and also personalize other settings of the MPV. There is also a Bluetooth interface, wherein the phone can be connected and the driver can talk without taking the hand off from the steering. Then there is an optional rear view camera, which will further enhance the comfort of the driver by helping in the parking as well. The company has also incorporated the advanced and very important Blind Spot Assist in this MPV, which will be very useful for this massive vehicle and also helps to stay in touch with the surroundings. Apart from these very impressive comfort features, there are quite a number of other convenience features, which will definitely catch the eye of the customers.

 

Interior Measurements:

 

The interiors of this Mercedes Benz R Class are lavish with plush seats, which provide ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy multipurpose vehicle can take in 7 passengers with ease in it and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. These comfortable seats also have a four way lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers as well.

 

 

Acceleration & Pick-Up

The six cylinder and 24 valve equipped 3.5-litre influential petrol mill can generate a colossal 3498cc, which is outstanding. This engine has the ability to propel this massive multipurpose vehicle, Mercedes Benz R Class R350 4Matic Long from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 8.3 seconds, which is rather thrilling. This powerful petrol engine can reach a top speed of in the range of 230 to 235 Kmph, which is quite amazing for such a heavy vehicle. On the other hand, the Mercedes Benz R Class R350 CDI 4MATIC has been fitted with a dual overhead cam shaft based 3.0-litre engine that displaces about 2987cc and it also has a turbocharger. This engine can attain a top speed of close to 235 Kmph, which is awesome and this strapping diesel mill can make this MPV cross the 100 Kmph barrier in just about 7.7 seconds, which is rather exciting for all the passengers inside it. 

Engine and Performance

The company has equipped the Mercedes Benz R Class R350 4Matic Long, which has a heavy duty 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine that can displace close to 3498cc. This engine has six cylinders along with 24 valves in it and also has been incorporated with a multi point fuel injection supply system as well. This incredible and power packed petrol engine can churn out an exceptional 272bhp at 6000rpm along with a maximum torque yield of a pounding 350Nm at 2400 – 5000rpm, which is incredible. The engine has a DOHC (dual overhead camshaft) and is cleverly mated with a 7G – Tronic automatic transmission gear box for efficient gear shifts and come with a all wheel drive mode as well. The mileage of this well built formidable MPV, Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4Matic Long is claimed to be in the range of 7.8 to 11.8 Kmpl under standard driving conditions. On the other hand, the diesel version is called as Mercedes Benz R Class R350 CDI 4MATIC and the company has equipped this multipurpose vehicle with a commanding six cylinder diesel mill, which has been further equipped with 24 valves and also has a dual overhead cam shaft along with a CDI (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system as well. This performance packed engine has the ability to churn out an outstanding 261bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque yield of 540Nm at 1600rpm, which is exceptional. This engine is skilfully mated with an 7G-Tronic automatic transmission and also has an all wheel drive mode. This engine has the capacity to generate a moderately good mileage in the range of 7 – 11 Kmpl depending on the area and roads on which this MPV is being driven. 

Mileage

The company has equipped this Mercedes Benz R Class R350 4Matic Long with a power packed 3.5-litre, V6 petrol engine that can displace close to 3498cc, which is quite incredible for the Indian roads and traffic conditions. This engine has been integrated with a proficient multi point fuel injection supply system, which aids in better distribution of fuel as well as augments the mileage of this massive multipurpose vehicle. The company claims that this Mercedes Benz R Class R350 4Matic Long has the ability to churn out close to 7.8 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions withing the traffic laden city roads. While, this same 3.5-litre influential petrol mill can produce a reasonably better mileage of just under 12 Kmpl, when driven on the highways and bigger roads. On the other hand, the Mercedes Benz R Class R350 CDI 4MATIC has been fitted with a commanding 3-litre diesel mill that has six cylinders and twenty four valves and has been incorporated with the highly acclaimed CDI (common rail direct injection) supply system. This engine has the capacity to generate a moderately good mileage in the range of 7 – 11 Kmpl depending on the area and roads on which this MPV is being driven. Both these engines are strictly compliant with all the norms of Euro-V, which means that these powerful engines emit lesser harmful emissions that makes it Eco-friendly as well. The petrol as well as the diesel engine based Mercedes Benz R Class variants have been equipped with a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can take in 80 litres of fuel in it.

Power of Mercedes-Benz R-Class

The commanding diesel engine equipped in the Mercedes Benz R Class R350 CDI 4MATIC is a 3.0-litre mill, which can displace about 2987cc and also has a turbocharger as well. This engine has the ability to churn out an outstanding 261bhp at 3800rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque yield of 540Nm at 1600rpm, which is exceptional. On the other hand, the company has fitted the petrol version of this MPV with a performance packed 3.5-litre V6 mill, which can displace about 3498cc and also has a DOHC as well. This engine has the ability to yield an incredible 272bhp at 6000rpm along with an excellent maximum torque output of 350Nm at 2400 – 5000rpm as well. 

Stereo & Accessories

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has been bestowed with a sophisticated music system as well to enhance the in-cabin quotient. The company has equipped this MPV with a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound music system, which has a Dolby digital 5.1 integrated in it. Apart from this, there is a 13 channel DSP sound amplifier and fourteen speakers, which are optimized to suit the interiors of this MPV along with a Sub-woofer. Then there is a 3D stereo surround sound control, which gives a constant sound impression and the rear passengers can also control the music system from their seats. Apart from this advance audio system, this MPV also has a back seat entertainment system package that includes a brilliant DVD player along with a couple of TF color display monitors that have a 20.3 centimeter diagonal screen which are affixed in the backside of the front seat head restraints. This MPV also has a couple of wireless headphones, an advanced remote control and also a couple of Aux-in connections for added advantage to the rear passengers to watch movies as well as play games while in motion. Then there is also an impressive navigation system which is integrated in this formidable MPV has a luminous 6.5 inch color screen and it also responds to the normal voice. This sophisticated navigation system has a whopping 40 GB hard drive and also an improvised voice control system as well. This system also has the capability to report the closest traffic jams and even offers an in built ZAGAT survey ratings for varied eateries, hotels and other places of interest. The multifunctional power steering wheel is very responsive and has mounted audio control buttons to adjust the volume of the music system and also personalize other settings of the MPV. There is also a Bluetooth interface, wherein the phone can be connected and the driver can talk without taking the hand off from the steering. 

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Braking & Handling

This is one of the most important aspect of any vehicle and the company has taken good care of the braking system as well as the suspension mechanism of this aristocratic MPV. The front wheels of this Mercedes Benz R Class MPV are equipped with internally ventilated dual circuit power assisted four wheel disc brakes and the rear wheels have been given solid discs brakes for efficient braking. The company has also equipped this MPV with a highly advanced anti lock braking system (ABS) along with a brake assist system (BAS) as well to further augment the braking system and also help in better handling and maneuvering of this MPV. On the other hand, the company has also equipped this Mercedes Benz R Class with a smart and dynamic suspension mechanism. The front axle of this MPV have been bestowed with Independent double wish bone type of a mechanism along with a high strength die cast aluminum alloy upper arms and also with cast iron lower arms type of a mechanism. While the rear axle has been fitted with an Independent four arm multi link type of a mechanism, which also has a high strength die cast aluminum alloy upper arms.

Safety & Security

The company has equipped this plush Mercedes-Benz R-Class with quite a number of vital and very crucial safety features as well. The list of these significant protective aspects include six air bags strategically placed for the safety of the passengers, a highly developed anti lock braking systemyes with brake assist, electronic stability program (ESP), traction control system, a highly advanced engine immobilizer, parking sensors to make the vehicle parking simpler, remote central locking with keyless entry along with child safety locks for all the rear doors and many more such aspects, which ensure proper safety and protection of the occupants as well as the MPV.

Wheels

The company has equipped the pronounced and astutely carved out wheel arches of this MPV with a stylish set of light alloy wheels. These 18 inch modish set of ten spoke alloy rims are sturdy and robust. These wheel have been further equipped with tubeless radial tyres of size 255/55 R 18 that make this MPV look stylish. The company has also fitted both the variants of this MPV with a full size spare wheel, which has been affixed inside the boot compartment.

Pros

Powerful engine options, loaded with incredible features, stylish and captivating exteriors.

Cons

Mileage has to be improved, high cost of ownership, diesel engine sound has to be reduced.

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