2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $48,000 - $55,500
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 5.0l V8
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 13-16 (city), 18-21 (highway)

The R-Class sits somewhere between a traditional station wagon and a traditional mini-van on the automotive spectrum. It's basically the same size as a minivan only giving up a couple inches of overall height in comparison. Three rows of seating on the inside provide comfortable seating for adults in the first two rows, while still leaving room for a decent 3rd row seat and some cargo storage in back. The R350 and R500 models are powered by a 3.5L V6 and 5.0L V8 respectively. A 7-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive are standard on all models.

What Changed:

All-new sport wagon featuring 3 rows of seating is roughly the size of the Sienna minivan only giving up a few inches of height. The R class is offered with a choice of a 3.5L V6 or 5.0L V8. A seven-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive are standard.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
R350 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A7 AWD $48,000
R500 5.0l V8 (302-bhp) A7 AWD $55,500