We previously posted up leaked images of the refreshed Mercedes-Benz R-Class prior to the New York show, and here are some high-res images of the NYC debutant.
For this restyle, Mercedes got rid of the original car’s odd oval headlamps (with tumors growing from their bases) and put in wing-shaped units. LED daytime running lights in combination with bi-xenon headlamps are optional in the US. The facelift is quite comprehensive – the R-Class’ hood, fenders, radiator grille, front fascia, headlamps and bumpers with chrome underguards are all new. They should have done the same for the R’s cabin, which looks very previous-gen and out of tune with Mercedes’ current range.
In America, two variants are available. The R350 4MATIC delivers 268 bhp and 350 Nm of torque, while the R350 BlueTEC 4MATIC is said to be one of the world’s cleanest diesel vehicles. Its V6 turbodiesel generates 210 bhp and a massive 542 Nm of grunt. It comes with Mercedes’ AdBlue exhaust treatment system for low emissions.
Gallery after the jump.
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