2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class  -  $42,975


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $42,975
Base Invoice: $40,028
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr 3.5L RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: R350
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission w/steering column selector lever, steering wheel gearshift buttons
Engine: 3.5L SMPI DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

For 2008, rear-wheel-drive is available on the R350, allowing for a slightly smaller entry price of $41,900. The high-performance R500 and R63 AMG versions have been discontinued. Newly optional on all R-Classes is three-passenger second row seating, making it possible to seat seven. Outside, standard AMG body touches and 18-inch wheels add a sporty panache.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a roomy vehicle and an unusual, luxurious alternative to either a minivan or sport utility vehicle. Overall, it's one of the best vehicles for transporting a large number of people (up to seven) in comfort. A newly available rear-wheel-drive version and the discontinuation of the high-performance R500 and R63 AMG versions render the R-Class strictly a luxury people-mover. The R320 CDI, with its efficient turbo-diesel engine, promises to be as efficient as a minivan at the pump.


Model Highlights

With a more streamlined profile than most sport utility vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz 2008 R-Class combines some of the attributes of a minivan and tall wagon, with a roomy, luxurious interior that has seating for up to seven. It still retains some of the rugged running gear of an SUV.

R-Class models either come with rear-wheel drive or the 4MATIC road-oriented all-wheel-drive system that includes special functions for downhill driving and starting out uphill (Hill Start Assist). This system normally has a 50/50 torque split but can bring more power to the front or rear wheels as needed. The four-wheel independent suspension and rack-and-pinion steering afford a smooth ride and sharp, carlike handling.

The R350 comes with the 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine that's used throughout much of the Mercedes-Benz line. Also available is the R320 CDI model, which includes a 3.0L, direct-injection, turbocharged diesel V6 engine making 215 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. With ratings of 18 mpg city, 24 highway, the diesel enables the larger and heavier R-Class to get fuel economy that rivals gasoline-powered minivans.

All R-Class models come fully equipped as luxury touring vehicles, with standard dual-zone climate control, heated mirrors, Birdseye maple trim, a SmartKey locking and entry system, and an eight-speaker, MP3-compatible sound system with auxiliary input. There's also an optional panoramic sunroof that extends over rear occupants. An adaptive damping system (ADS) is also optional.

All the safety features that would be expected in a large people mover are standard. The first and second rows get side air bags, but there are also side-curtain air bags extending to all three rows. Stability control and anti-lock brakes with brake assist are also standard.

Top options include a harman/kardon Logic7 sound system, tri-zone climate control, the Parktronic parking aid, Distronic smart cruise control. DVD-based navigation, and a rear-seat entertainment package.


Pros

Unique body style; very roomy interior with space for up to seven; comfort and luxury.


Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
422.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
6

Passenger Volume
148 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
39.8 in

Second Head Room
40.4 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Third Head Room
37.2 in

Third Leg Room
32.4 in

Wheelbase
126.6 in

Length, Overall
203.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.7 in

Height, Overall
65.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.2 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4938 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Arm Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P255/55R18

Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

3.5L SMPI DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

7-speed automatic transmission w/steering column selector lever, steering wheel gearshift buttons

4-wheel electronic traction system (ETS)

Rear wheel drive

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Independent double wishbone front & 4-arm multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P255/55R18 all-season tires

18" twin 5-twin-spoke aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & solid rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes system (ABS) w/brake assist system, electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Dual chrome exhaust tips

AMG body styling

Light-sensing halogen headlamps

Integrated front foglamps

Daytime running lamps

Pwr heated mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper w/washer

Liftgate close assist

Front bucket seats-inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, adjustable driver lumbar

Adjustable front active head restraints

MB-Tex upholstery

Maple wood trim w/aluminum accents

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

4-way tilt-telescopic multi-function steering wheel

Multi-function display-inc: trip meter, outside temp, digital speedometer, maintenance system

COMAND Cockpit & Management System-inc: 6.5" color display, audio, hands-free communication

Tire pressure warning system

SmartKey system-inc: liftgate open, windows & sunroof open/close

Pwr windows w/express 1-touch up/down

Speed-sensitive automatic door locks

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

HomeLink integrated 3-button garage door opener

AM/FM/Weatherband stereo w/CD & DVD player-inc: 8-speakers w/speed-sensitive volume control

Glovebox w/aux input jacks

Dual-zone climate control w/electrostatic dust/pollen filter

Electrically heated rear window w/auto shut off based on time & driving speed & exterior temp

(4) 12V pwr outlets

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Retractable luggage compartment cover

City 15/hwy 20 (3.5L engine/7-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes system (ABS) w/brake assist system, electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Driver & front passenger dual-stage front airbags w/occupant classification system

1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags

All row side-impact air curtain airbags

3-point seat belts w/force limiters & pretensioners

2nd & 3rd row Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

4-wheel electronic traction system (ETS)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

 
MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
FULL LEATHER SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$710

 
P1 PKG
$4,850

 
P2 PKG
$7,850

 
P3 PKG
$11,250

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING SURFACE PKG
$2,200

 
LIGHTING PKG
$910

 
19" SPORT PKG
$1,000

 
HEATING PKG
$1,370

 
TRI-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$1,330

 
DISTRONIC
$2,200

 
7-SEAT OPTION
$650

 
2ND ROW SIDE WINDOW BLINDS
$300

 
VOICE RECOGNITION
$510

 
GLASS SUNROOF
$-1,000

 
2ND ROW CENTER CONSOLE
$410

 
20" AMG 5-SPOKE WHEELS
$1,750

 
19" AMG 5-SPOKE WHEELS
$1,250

 
6-DISC CD CHANGER
$450

 
REAR SEAT DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$2,670

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$710

 
KEYLESS GO
$1,110

 
ROOF RACK BASIC CARRIER
$245

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,250

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$550

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$89

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$85

 
CARGO AREA TRAY
$85

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