2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class details released

Mercedes Benz R Class

Details of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class have been released. The new R-Class debuted at the New York International Motor Show earlier this year in March and now the full details are available. Mercedes note that many of the changes to the new R-Class were taken from their other SUV and Saloon models, included in this is the new completely redesigned front section.

New looks for 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

The new 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-class is also available with a diesel option. Engine output is the same as the previous R-Class but the performance has been improved.  Fuel consumption has been reduced, with the R300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY consuming around 7% less fuel than its predecessor, which works out to about 7.6 liters / 100km. The V6 Diesel engine now boasts 195kW (265hp) compared to the previous models 165kW. The new model completes 0-100km/h in just 7.6 seconds while reaching a top speed of 235km/h.

Looks-wise, the front has been redesigned and emphasizes the width with a horizontally structured bonnet. Also on the list of redesigned features: the vehicles wings, the radiator grille and surround, head lamps and the bumpers. Mercedes-Benz have tried to make the the new R-Class as styling as possible, which is not easy in the MPV segment. That said they have made the new model as coupe-styled as possible and it does look good.