Advanced gasoline and clean diesel engines deliver rewarding performance with remarkable efficiency.
Three roomy rows of reclining seats offer first-class comfort to six passengers, with an option for seven.
From winter’s wrath to challenging corners, standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive handles it all with expertise.
Exclusive, predictive PRE-SAFE® technology helps prepare for a collision in the seconds before it occurs.
Designed to move you like you never imagined
With the versatility of an SUV and the refined manners of a luxury sedan, the R-Class is like no other vehicle on the road. Three rows of seating offer first-class comfort and best-in-class safety. Class-leading performance rewards the driver even more. Sleek, spacious and smooth, it’s a great leap in innovation, delivered in the lap of luxury.
An exclusive experience, inclusive of all aboard
Wherever you look, and more importantly, anywhere you sit in the R-Class, you’ll be lounging in luxury. Every seat, in every row, offers a reclining backrest, and generous legroom. And from new standard features like hard-drive navigation and SiriusXM Satellite Radio to the classic warmth of hand-polished wood trim, you’ll be lavished in abundance and ambiance.
Generous accommodations, flexible configuration
Standard seating for six, with an option for seven, welcomes you to a world of versatility. Front seats power-adjust eight ways. Dual 2nd-row seats slide fore-aft to offer up to 36 inches of legroom. An optional center seat raises total capacity to seven. And each of the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats folds down individually, for countless configurations and up to 85 cubic feet of cargo space.
Panoramic views, star treatment
When you travel in luxury, the benefits are extensive. In the R-Class, one of them is an unparalleled view, not just of the road ahead and toward the horizons, but to the skies as well. With the optional Panorama roof, a giant span of heat-rejecting tinted glass lets all three rows travel under blue skies or a blanket of stars. It’s like a first-class lounge and observation deck, all in one.
First-rate entertainment for the second row
With dual 7-inch LCD screens and a multitude of input options, the optional Rear Seat Entertainment system lets passengers in the second row watch DVD movies, attach a portable gaming console and more. And they can do it together or individually, with two pairs of headsets and wireless remotes. You can even play the sound through the vehicle’s audio system, so the 3rd-row can watch as well.
A new generation of stronger, cleaner power
Both the new 302-hp Direct Injection gasoline V-6 and the advanced clean-diesel BlueTEC V-6put out impressive torque while taking in less fuel and leaving behind fewer emissions. With either engine, smooth response comes on quickly and stays strong, for rewarding acceleration with refreshing efficiency.
The attraction of traction, wet road or dry
Standard 4MATIC™ all-wheel drive integrates our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System. 4-ETS continually redistributes the engine´s torque to the wheels with the best grip, even if that´s only one wheel. And with a permanent 45:55 front/rear torque split, 4MATIC offers sporty handling on dry roads, too.
Equipped to handle cargo as well as curves
With standard 19-inch wheels and a 4-wheel independent suspension, the R-Class has an athletic grace unexpected in a vehicle with such abundant space. Standard self-leveling rear air suspension manages heavy loads and curvy roads with equal expertise. And optional 20-inch wheels add poise and panache.
Seven smooth speeds, sporty paddle shifters
The generous torque of the R-Class engines is channeled through an advanced 7-speed automatic transmission that’s been reengineered for smoother shifts and quicker response. Driver-adaptive programming matches the shifting patterns to your current driving style. And with an elegant electronic selector and steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, the joy of control is always at your fingertips.
Surer stopping, and getting going as well
Large, powerful 4-wheel discs feature a suite of braking advances. Their Antilock Braking System (ABS) and emergency-sensing Brake Assist were both pioneered by Mercedes-Benz. And to make uphill starts less worrisome, Hill-Start Assist automatically holds the brakes for an extra moment when you’re taking off on an incline, to help prevent unwanted rollback.
Prepares for an accident before it happens
Like every Mercedes-Benz, the R-Class is a showcase of safety innovation. PRE-SAFE® is a breakthrough that can detect conditions suggesting a collision or rollover is about to occur, then adjust the front seat belts,and even close the windows and sunroof, all to better prepare the occupants in the moments before a collision.
Air bag protection by the dozen
As pioneer in air bags in cars and SUVs, it should come as no surprise that the R-Class offers a class-leading suite of them. Eight standard air bags, including side curtain air bags in all three rows, provide 12-way protection.
Rigorously engineered for rigidity
An advanced uni-body structure surrounds the cabin in a virtual fortress of protection. Ultra-high and high-strength steel are liberally used to provide strategic reinforcement, including eight triple-layer roof pillars. The front crumple zone is designed to help absorb impact energy on multiple levels. And the rear crumple zone is specifically engineered for the needs of a three-row vehicle.
Active restraints to help put your worries to rest
In addition to providing all six standard seating positions with a 3-point seat belt and adjustable head restraint, the first two rows feature seat-belt Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and force limiters. In a rear impact, NECK-PRO active front head restraints help to prevent whiplash.
It can call for help, even if you can’t
Mercedes-Benz mbrace offers over 20 security, convenience and destination planning features you can access from your vehicle, computer or smartphone. Among them, Automatic Collision Notification can automatically place a call to our Emergency Response Center if an air bag or ETD deploys. Even if you can’t respond, we’ll alert local authorities to your location and stay on the line until help arrives.