The 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350: perhaps the most impressive crossover yet, from one of the worlds most renowned automakers.
The 2008 Mercedes R-Class is a luxury touring wagon with room for 7-occupants. Part minivan, part wagon, part SUV, the R-Class is designed to go anywhere in style.
To get there safely, the R-Class's 4-wheel electronic traction system senses wheel slip at any of the 4 wheels and applies individual brakes and/or locks the center differential... ensuring that traction is maintained regardless of road conditions.
The R-Class's choice of engines are a 215 horsepower 3-liter diesel V6 and a 268 horsepower 3.5 liter gasoline-fueled V6. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or all four wheels via a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
Mileage ranges from a low of 15 miles per gallon city up to 24 miles per gallon highway, depending upon engine and drivetrain setup.
Base MSRP for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is $42,100, and will top out around $45,000. The R-Class comes with a 4-year, 50,000-mile power train warranty.
The 2008 Mercedes R-Class...a solid and safe crossover built with Mercedes' attention to performance and quality.