2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Consumer Review: Upgrade to 5.0 litre

2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class - Consumer Review

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2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R500 4dr Wagon AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Drove both versions before deciding on the 5.0 liter. The 3.5 was sluggish, and lacked responsiveness when it was called upon for sudden acceleration. Not as prominent in larger engine. Some body roll on corners, but not too bad. Steering isn't that responsive. Comfortable ride, reliable car. Shifting is smooth unless car is called upon to accelerate (as noted above). Gear shifter is unique (one day, someone will put this car into reverse by accident thinking that they're putting it into park). A pleasure to ride in, better than a standard SUV. Quiet ride. Controls all in good spots. Good in snow.

Best Features

Sunroofs, keyless starter, reliability. Quality built.

Worst Features

Increase V6 power.
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