Mercedes unveils new R-Class

Mercedes has revealed the facelifted R-class crossover.

Mercedes-Benz has released pics and details of its new R-Class, This seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is being officially unveiled at the New York Motor Show and deliveries, in Europe and the US, are expected to start in September 2010.

Modifications to the R-class’s styling include a new front grille, headlights, bonnet and wings. LED daytime driving lights are optional. Mercedes has also made new trim options available in the R-class’s seven-seat cabin.

Other options include air suspension with adaptive damping. Improved versions of the two R-classes currently available in the UK will be offered: the short-wheelbase, rear-drive R300 CDI Blue Efficiency and the long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive R350 CDI 4Matic.

Both use seven-speed auto gearboxes. The R300 CDI’s fuel economy has been improved to 37.2mpg from 34mpg, and its CO2 emissions have been cut by 20g/km to 199g/km.

Source: Autocar