2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Wagon Crossover
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a vehicle that is part-SUV, part-crossover, part-minivan, and is considered by many reviewers to be a luxury mid-sized SUV. Introduced in 2006, the R-Class shares a platform with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Its primary competitors are the Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX.
What's new for 2010?
There are few changes to the Mercedes-Benz R-Class for 2010. The 2009 R320 BlueTec is now known as the R350 BlueTec, yet it has the same 3.0L turbo-diesel engine as before. Style-wise, the 2010 R-Series features a slightly larger front grille, more squared-off headlights and new taillights. New exterior colors available are Palladium Silver and Steel Grey.
- Stylish people-mover
- roomy and elegant interior
- comfortable ride
- exceptional performance
The R-Class comes in two trims: the R350 4MATIC and the R350 BlueTec turbo-diesel. The R350 4MATIC comes with a 3.5L V-6 gasoline engine offering 268 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. Mileage for this engine is estimated at 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. The R350 BlueTec features a 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel engine, offering 210 horsepower and 398 foot-pounds of torque at 1600-2400 rpm. Mileage for the BlueTec is estimated at 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Both engines come mated to a standard 7-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Front and rear suspension is independent, featuring double wishbone in front and 4-arm multilink in rear.