Both diesel engines (300 CDI and 350 CDI) in the R-Class are as silent as in the Mercedes S-Class

Many prospective buyers will be choosing between an R-Class and a Land Rover Discovery diesel; the Merc’s performance is missile-like by comparison. It’s a very refined cruiser, keeping road and wind noise to a minimum, even at very high speeds.

Vicky Parrott

Deputy reviews editor
Both diesel engines (300 CDI and 350 CDI) are as silent as in the Mercedes S-Class

Where the 300 CDI lumbers to 60mph in 9.5sec, the more powerful 350 CDI takes a hot hatch-rivalling 7.7sec. Top speed for both is 134 and 146mph respectively. 

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