Mercedes Benz R Class For Sale
The Mercedes Benz R Class for sale was first introduced in the market in 2006 and is still in production, although since 2040 only exported to the Chinese market. The second hand Mercedes Benz R class for sale is classified as a large multi people mover (MPV), 4- or 5-door sedan that is partly sedan, partly station wagon, partly SUV, a mix that seems to be particularly popular with the South African market. Gone are the days of the bulky and unfashionable station wagon and here to stay are the SUV cross-over and MPV luxury vehicles. With all-wheel-drive capability, seating capacity for seven adults, and a hatchback in the 'saloon' model it seems like the German manufacturer was aiming to get tick a couple of consumer boxes in one model. The tough global economic climate of 2008/9 impacted sales and where perhaps part of the reason for limited markets.
The exterior silhouette fits in with the rest of the Mercedes design language at the time and the length of the vehicle means ample space. It is a long vehicle, at almost 5,2m in length. The interior is about space, luxury, comfort, and safety. Wood paneling, leather upholstery, and all the creature comfort one would expect of this German luxury brand. Front seats and steering wheel are electrically adjustable and legroom in the second and third-row are sufficient for adult passengers. The second row has an armrest that can be folded down for a third seat, better sized for a child than an adult. The third-row seats can fold up to enlarge the cargo area. Dual-zone climate control is standard with individual settings for all passengers with well-positioned air vents.
Other extra's depending on model and trim include an air suspension, sunroof, reverse assist camera, Harman Kardon Logic7 sound system, bi-Xenon lights, and a back seat entertainment system with DVD screens built into the front seat headsets. Although the Mercedes Benz R Class for sale is not revered as a 4x4, gravel road performance is very good and ensures smooth handling in any weather condition.
Youngest models available in South Africa are the R320 CDI and R500. Both are available as diesel or petrol, with the V8 petrol offering the more powerful of the two engines. Gearboxes are 7G Tronic automatic with a manual override. Steering fine and it is comfortable for the driver and passengers. With few competitors in the market, the second hand Mercedes Benz R Class for sale is a great option for families who like (and can afford) to travel in style. Fuel consumption is around 13,4litres per 100km for petrol and 10litres per 100km for the diesel model.