Car reviews - Mercedes-Benz - R-class - R320 CDI 5-dr wagon
Turbo-diesel torque and economy make the R320 CDI the pick os Benz's R-class range
21 Jun 2006
WE ARE not the only ones to be taken aback by the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz R-class. It's big, seats six and has all-wheel drive, but isn't designed to go off-road. So what's the point? Is it just a cynical marketing exercise designed specifically for the US market, where they love big things, or has Mercedes-Benz stumbled on a niche that had been overlooked? After spending time in the R-class range and more recently the superb turbo-diesel R320 CDI, it's clear this vehicle makes much more sense than a large four-wheel drive. Joining the R range on sale this month, the CDI is the pick of the R-class range that went on sale here in April. It is one very sensible family wagon.
Model release date: 1 June 2006 to 1 November 2010
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