Mercedes Benz R-Class is a combination of the extravagance saloon concepts, a sport station, MPV and SUV. It is MPV because it has six seats, SUV because it uses permanent 4 wheel drive, plus the DSR and rough terrain function that helps drivers handle the sharp rise. It also is Luxury Saloon because of the material used for the interior of R class and the comfort, the design took the specifications from the concept of an extravagance sedan.
R500 Series powered by V8 5000cc engine, while the R350 powered by V6 3500cc engine. R500 produces 306 hp at 5600 rpm, while the R350 produces 272 hp at 6000 rpm. The torque of R500 is 460 Nm at 2700 to 4750 rpm, while the R350 produces 350 Nm at 2400-5000 rpm. The R500 acceleration from 0-100km/hour is 7 seconds, while the R350 are able to accelerate from 0-100 km/hour in 8.4 seconds.
The most extreme speed of the two series is not very significant, with the greatest speed of R500 is 245 km/hour and R350 is 230 km/hour. To accommodate the speed, R500 uses 18-inch rims (5 twin-spokes) while the R350 uses 17-inch rims (7 twin-spokes).
Safety and Technology
This car is equipped with an electronic lever 7g-tronic (automatic transmission lever which can reach seven speeds). Just like other series of Mercedes-Benz, lighting system of R-class also has auto adjust feature. The system will adjust the lighting that issued by the received light pressure. Mercedes Benz R-Class also has a downpour sensor where the wiper will automatically turn on when rain and be adjusted to the musicality and the measure of precipitation.
The cooling systems used by the R-Class is Thermotronic or multi-zone system that allows the temperature on left, right and rear can be set automatically or physically. This system works accordance with the solar sensor that can detect the direction and heat of the sunlight. For the headlights, Xe Mercedes Maybach uses Bi-Xenon light, the best of lighting system at present.
The Bi-Xenon light has three functions: Active Light System, when the speed is between 40-70 km/hour, and when the car will turn then the headlights will follow the way so that the lighting will achieve the greatest lighting. Likewise when the car is up or down, the headlights will adjust automatically. There’s also the Cornering Light which functions to provide the further admonition to the vehicles or people around the car if the car wants to spin.
The other safety systems are ABS, ESP, BAS, and alarms to prevent from the theft. For the R500 series, there is another feature that is keyless-Go, a feature that allows the driver to start the engine without removing the key from the sack.