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Pictures and details leak out ahead of official unveiling
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31 March 2010

This is the facelifted Mercedes R-class.

The pictures leaked out ahead of the car's unveiling at the New York motor show.

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With disappointing sales, Mercedes has opted to make significant revisions to the R-class's styling. These include a new front end, with a new headlamp, grille and bonnet design. At the rear the changes are more subdued, but the bumper and tail lights have been tweaked.

The interior pictures show a variety of new colour combinations available, as well as an AMG kit that includes leather setas, a new steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and a paddleshift gearchange.

Mechanical revisions are slight, with reports suggesting only the R350 CDI 4MATIC will get a tweak to 265bhp and lower emissions.

Speaking at the car's launch in New York, Joachim Schmidt, Mercedes sales boss, said the new R-class was the "sportiest and most versatile crossover ever" and described the new cas as "our answer to worldwide demand for cleaner SUVs".

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supermanuel 30 March 2010

Re: New Mercedes R-class revealed

Mmmm, an opinion based on actual experience. I don't think we allow those in this forum...

orandzh 30 March 2010

Re: New Mercedes R-class revealed

I had a ~800 mile journey part of which i spent driving/being in R500 and the other part in Vaneo V6 CDI - both with leather and all available extras. The difference in comfort levels is enormous - soundproofing, dynamic ability, ride quality (especially on comfort mode in R-class), sitting position, etc... So while Vaneo might not be the best comparison, but for longer journeys R-class is invaluable.

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