Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2006–2013)
R63 AMG announced March 2006 Genevca Motor Show with 510bhp and 630Nm torque plus AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC.
Dramatic and very good looking semi-estate luxurious 6-seater 4x4 SUV. Entry model to have new 3.7 litre V6. Also 5.0 V8, 320 V6 CDI and (eventually) 252bhp 400 V8CDI.
At 5,157mm (17 feet) the RL is actually 69mm (2.7 inches) longer than the GL Class.
Facelifted from September 2010 with 6 + 1 seating and lower emission engines. The UK model range consists of two variants: R 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2WD and the R 350 CDI L 4MATIC. With a fuel consumption figure of 37.2mpg*, compared with its predecessor the R 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model requires around 7 per cent less fuel while offering the same power output and enhanced performance.
The new R 350 CDI 4MATIC combines the high performance of a V8 model with the low fuel consumption of an economical V6 variant. It consumes 33.2mpg* of diesel, thereby undercutting its predecessor by 2.8mpg– yet is able to offer significantly enhanced performance.
While previously the maximum performance topped out at 165 kW (224 hp), the V6 diesel engine now boasts 195 kW (265 hp) as well as massive torque of 620 Newton metres. Making its debut in the R-Class, this powerful package enables the sportiest of all of the R-Class models with diesel engine to achieve effortlessly superior levels of performance. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes 7.6 seconds, while the top speed is 146 mph.