The R-Class is an MPV/SUV crossover automobile offered by DaimlerChrysler in 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. A concept was first seen at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show as the Vision GST (Grand Sports Tourer) concept, and the final production vehicle was shown at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. DaimlerChrysler assembles R-Class vehicles destined for the United States, and possibly other countries as well, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The R-Class is built on the V251 chassis. The R-Class is priced between the M-Class and the GL-Class. It is not related to the older boxier G Class 4X4.
Although described by the manufacturer as a "Sports Cruiser" many sources and casual observers have noted that the vehicle is remarkably similar to a minivan in form, as well as its DaimlerChrysler cousin, the Chrysler Pacifica.
The R-Class is offered in two wheelbases, 2980mm and 3215mm.
The R 350 has a base MSRP of USD$43,000 and the R 500 is set at around USD$49,500.
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