Mercedes-Benz showcases its latest addition – the 2011 model year Mercedes-Benz R-Class - which the visitors at the New York International Auto Show will have the chance to experience live. The revised multi-purpose ride hallmarks fully re-styled front-end with design elements inspired by Mercedes-Benz saloons and SUV models. Its bold and robust exterior styling is further backed by a wide range of interior features including enormously spacious cabin, premium ambience, matchless comfort and diversity.

The 2011 R-Class MPV's UK sales start is planned for September 2010 with model range of two variants: R300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 2WD and the R350 CDI L 4MATIC. The Mercedes-Benz R300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY estimates a fuel consumption figure of 37.2 mpg, which is approximately 7 per cent better compared to its predecessor.

The more potent model – 2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 CDI 4MATIC - combines the strength of a V8-powered vehicle with the low fuel consumption of an economical V6 variant. It consumes 33.2 mpg of diesel, thereby undercutting its predecessor by 2.8 mpg – yet delivering significantly higher level of performance. In comparison with the last year's model engine output - 224 horsepower 165 kW - the new V6 diesel unit tops 265 horsepower 195 kW as well as massive torque of 620 Newton metres. Thanks to these values, the all-new R350 CDI 4MATIC catapults from 0 to 62 mph in only 7.6 seconds, while reaching its V-max of 146 mph.

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Model

Cyl. cc kW/hp rpm Nm from rpm 0 - 100 km/h s Top speed (km/h) l/100 km NEDC
combined
CO2
g/km
R 300 CDI
BE1,2
V6 2987 140/190 3800 440
1400
9.5 215 7.6 - 7.8 199 - 206
R 350 CDI 4MATIC V6 2987 195/265
3800
620
1600
7.6
(7.7) 4
235
(235) 4
8.5
(8.5) 4
223
(223) 4