The R-Class represents an innovative vehicle concept off ering outstanding touring comfort and spaciousness. One of the main features of the facelift is the extensively modifi ed exterior design, resulting in a confident, powerful appearance.

Numerous exterior features have undergone major changes, particularly the front and tail ends. The consistently horizontal lines and the pronounced contours make the car appear wider and lend it more dynamism. The R-Class therefore has a more dominant aura and conveys even more self-assuredness. A new special paint finish – diamond white BRIGHT metallic – has been introduced while the sanidine beige and carneol red metallic paint finishes are no longer available.

The front end has been extensively modified by a distinctively contoured bonnet with a pronounced V-shape, a large upright radiator grille with three louvres, which black painted with chrome highlight and a wide-design front bumper with daytime driving lights and front fog lamps. As an optional extra you can get LED daytime driving lights in conjunction with darkened bi-xenon headlamps.

The modified tail end incorporates horizontally divided fibre-optic tail lights with modified contours, LED indicator and rear fog lamps and at the rear bumper integrated reflectors to draw the car to a dynamic conclusion. The rear bumper lower section in black diffuser-style, is finished with integrated and chromed tailpipe trims.

At the side you can see exterior mirrors with a larger glass area and arrow-shaped LED indicator lights integrated in mirror housing.

The individually and exclusively designed interior has been upgraded, among other things, to the widening of the range of appointments colours. You can choose for example the interior colours almond beige/mocha brown or alpaca grey/basalt grey.

The R-Class can be even more dynamic designed with the optional AMG sports package interior. This package contains AMG sports seats in nappa leather, fully electrically adjustable front seats with multi-contour function, AMG sports steering wheel with shift paddles, floor mats with AMG “lettering, sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, and an interior lighting package.

Externally, can the exclusive aura of the R-Class extended with the chrome package (standard for R 500 4MATIC). The package contains thinks like chrome-look beltline trim strips or rub strips in vehicle colour with chrome insert.

Alternatively, you can choose the exterior sports package, which includes the chrome package and as additional points 20-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, heat-insulating blue-tinted glass all round, steel front suspension and at the rear air suspension with level control.

The R-Class can be ordered as a 5-, 6- or 7-seater, depending on space requirements and the number of passengers to be carried. In addition, customers can choose from short- or long-wheelbase models. The W251 with a short wheelbase has a load compartment capacity of between 550 and 1950 litres, while the V251 with a long wheelbase offers a load compartment between 633 and 2385 litres.

Following the facelift, the R-Class will be available with Blind Spot Assist as an optional extra. The system is activated from the instrument cluster and operates between 30 and 250 km/h. Another optional extra are the NECK-PRO luxury head restraints.

On the engine side gets the R 350 CDI 4MATIC a power upgrade to 265 hp, with reduced consumption and lower CO2 emissions. The R 350 CDI 4MATIC consumes 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers in the future with a CO2 emissions of 223 g / km. The sales release is set to 04.05.2010. The new generation R-Class stands at the dealer showrooms from 18.09.2010.

Technical data:
190 PS hp at 3.800 rpm
440 Nm at 1.400 – 2.800 rpm
0-100 km/h 9,5s
Top-speed 215 km/h
Consumption 7,6 – 7,8 l/100km
CO2 199 – 206 g/km

265 hp at 3.800 rpm
620 Nm at 1.600 – 2.400 rpm
0-100 km/h 7,6s
Top-speed 235 km/h
Consumption 8,5 l/100km
CO2 223 g/km

R 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
211 hp at 3.400 rpm
540 Nm at 1.600 – 2.400 rpm
0-100 km/h 8,9s
Top-speed 220 km/h
Consumption 8,4 – 8,5 l/100km
CO2 222 – 223 g/km

R 300
231 hp at 6.000 U/min
300 Nm at 2.500 – 5.000 rpm
0-100 km/h 9,6s
Top-speed 222 km/h
Consumption 11,1 – 11,3 l/100km
CO2 260 – 265 g/km

R 350 4MATIC
272 hp at 6.000 rpm
350 Nm at 2.400 – 5.000 rpm
0-100 km/h 8,3s
Top-speed 230 km/h
Consumption 11,6 – 11,9 l/100km
CO2 271 – 279 g/km

R 500 4MATIC
388 hp at 6.000 rpm
530 Nm at 2.800 – 4.800 rpm
0-100 km/h 6,3s
Top-speed 250 km/h
Consumption 13,2 – 13,4 l/100km
CO2 306 – 311 g/km

Source: Daimler AG