Luxury, performance, practicality, and family are rarely words used to describe the value of one vehicle. However, they describe the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class well. Add to those the vehicle’s excellent speed and safety fittings, and it maintains the high gloss of the Benz brand without losing its sensible value.
Body Styles: hatchback
Engines: 5.0-liter V-8, 3.0-liter V-6, 6.2-liter V-8, 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: seven-speed automatic
Models: Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350, Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI, Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500, Mercedes-Benz R-Class R63 AMG
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class improves the line with a 6.3-liter, V-8 engine that emits a notable 503 horsepower. Other improvements include the enhanced suspension and interior revamping.
The R-Class measures 75.7 inches wide, 65.4 inches high, 203 inches long, and it sits 5.8 inches above the ground on a 126.6 inches wheelbase. It offers 15.3 cubic feet cargo capacity with all of the seats up and expands to a favorable 85 cubic feet. It rides on 235/65R H all-season tires fitted on 17-inch alloy wheels. It also includes intermittent rain-sensing wipers in the front and rear, while the back window has a defogger, and the vehicle offers tinted glass from the manufacturer.
The interior of the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class offers ample space and a number of exciting fittings including eight-way power and height-adjustable driver and passenger bucket seats with back support. The 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class comes with 39.8 inches of legroom and 60.3 inches of shoulder room in the front as well as 36.2 inches of legroom and 59.6 inches of shoulder room in the rear with the second row fitted with folding and reclining seats, while the third row uses a split-folding bench seat that allows for an expansion of the cargo room.
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class comes with several power-operated fittings including doors, locks, and a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel with cruise and audio controls. Many storage spots enable personalization of the vehicle such as the front and rear cup holder, door pockets on the front and rear doors, seat-back storage pockets, and a front and rear console with storage.
The vehicle includes entertainment fittings such as eight interior speakers to support the AM/FM radio and single CD player. Other features include wiring for telephone use and leather enhances the seats, doors, and console. Alloy and high gloss wood finish grace the doors, gear shit, and center console.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class employs a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with a seven-speed automatic and all-wheel drive with mechanical center differential. For stability, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class comes with independent four-wheel suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, a double wishbone front suspension, and a multi-link rear suspension.
Stopping safety for the R-Class includes a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes, emergency braking assist, stability and traction controls, and electronic brake force distribution.
For day-to-day safety and for post-impact safety, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class has adjustable headrests in the front to protect the passenger and driver from whiplash, airbags on the rear and third row, and side-mounted airbag in the front and in the rear. Passenger airbags are fitted with an occupant-sensing deactivation system, which protects small-bodied passengers and children from launching airbag injuries.
The rear seat has child seat anchors, and the rear doors include child safety locks. Other safety systems include a remote anti-theft alarm system and a transmitter to open the garage and launch a security system, along with an engine immobilizer. For safer driving the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class features dusk-sensing headlamps and daytime running lights.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350: 16/21 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI: 21/28 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500: 14/19 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz R-Class R63 AMG: 12/16 mpg city/highway
- Interior fittings and finishing
- Safety systems
- Overall performance
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