The R-Class is a Sport Utility Vehicle crossover automobile released by DaimlerChrysler in the 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. A concept car of this type was first seen at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show as the Vision GST, which stood for Grand Sports Tourer. A final production model was later premiered at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. DaimlerChrysler manufactures the R-Class vehicles for the United States, and possibly other countries as well, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The R-Class is based upon the V251 chassis and slots between the ML-Class and the GL-Class in the Mercedes line of cars. It is not however, despite much talk, related to the older boxier G Class 4X4.
Auto Transport Rates For The Mercedes-Benz R 500
The new Mercedes R 500, part of the R Class being mentioned, enters into the SUV and crossover market as the latest vehicle that is neither clearly identified as an SUV or as a station wagon. This crossover though has an advantage over many of the other models in the segment and that is that it is instantly cool because it is a Mercedes. Granted, many describe this model as a Sports Cruiser however many other sources and casual observers have noted that the vehicle is oddly similar to a minivan in form, as well as its DaimlerChrysler sister model, the Chrysler Pacifica. The R 500 does though have an edge over its less expensive and similarly less powerful sibling, the R 350. The 5.0-liter V8 in the R 500 is a powerful one producing 302 horsepower and 339 lb/ft of torque. Further, safety is excellent in the R500, as it is in most of Mercedes’ cars. Airbags are ample and standards and come at the driver, passenger, and everybody’s sides. In terms of power, the R 500 has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.67 seconds, which is not bad for a mom mobile.For more information on the Mercedes-Benz R 500 you can go here. Auto transport rates are easy on this page, use our auto shipping calculator on this page.<< Back to Vehicle Index