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  Mercedes-Benz R 500
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Introduced in:2006
Introduced at:2005 New York International Auto Show
Source:Company press release
Last updated:April 11, 2005
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Click here to download printer friendly versionFor the second time within the space of just one month, Mercedes-Benz is lifting the wraps off another brand new model series, the new R-Class, which made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.

The novel concept of the Grand Sports Tourer caters to the needs of modern-minded people looking for a car that offers tremendous versatility combined with athletic performance. Quite apart from boasting ample spaciousness, exemplary standards of safety and impeccable comfort for up to six passengers, the new R-Class also enthrals with its beguiling styling, prestigious flair and, last but by no means least, its dynamism out on the road. It was back in 2002 that Mercedes-Benz first unveiled this revolutionary new vehicle concept to the public; less than three years later the study has evolved to reach series-production status.

Measuring 5157 millimetres from nose to tail, the body of the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class is akin to a luxury saloon in size but is considerably more spacious inside. This is due primarily to the sophisticated vehicle concept and a dimensional design that has been ingeniously planned right down to the finest detail: around 64% of the vehicle's overall body length is available for the occupants, proportions that conventional notchback saloons are simply unable to match.

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