Mercedes-Benz will stop offering the R-Class in the United States

Article by Christian A., on March 22, 2012

Mercedes-Benz will stop offering the R-Class wagon that costs $50,000 in the U.S. However, production of this model will continue at its Alabama plant for Canada, Mexico and China, where demand is persistently rising. Mercedes spokesman Chrisitan Bokich told Motoramic that there won’t be a 2013 R-Class to be offered in the U.S.

This decision was prompted by sales of under 300 units through March from its U.S. dealers. Bokich said that as Mercedes' SUV models (M-Class, GL and GLK) are all doing well, the demand for the R-Class has dropped so that there is no longer any business case to continue to make the R-Class available. The opposite is happening in foreign markets.

Using their expensive fuel and various incentives on vehicles makes car-like wagons with diesel engines better options than tall SUVs. Mercedes will present the F-Class from now that’s received until through 2015 at its Tuscaloosa, Ala. plant. A sleeker version of the M-Class will soon replace it.

Mercedes-Benz’s new-generation R-Class shows a new kind of self-confidence, thanks to a noticeably more attractive appearance that underlines this multi-talented vehicle’s unique character. Benz designers focused on the R-Class’ completely restyled front section, which emphasizes the width and the horizontally structured bonnet in order to make the car look more harmonious, dynamic, and muscular.

At the Mercedes-Benz R-Class’ front end, you can see that its bonnet, radiator grille, wings, bumper and headlamps have been entirely redesigned. In conjunction with the car’s bi-xenon headlamps, an optional chrome insert enhances its LED daytime driving lights. Moreover, the vehicle’s character can be underlined by an optional chrome-look underguard that is also strikingly contoured.

Additionally, the R-Class’ new bonnet features more marked contours and its front edge is more arrow-shaped. Meanwhile, its radiator grille is wider, higher, and more steeply angled, whereas its bumper cladding is more stunning with its clear-cut lines. Also, the bumper’s side recesses, where you can find the fog lamps and the daytime driving lights, are appropriately spaced apart, giving the car’s front portion an impression of width.

Furthermore, the side skirts’ lines harmoniously continue forward in the updated grille and wings. The R-Class’ new and dynamic "face" is particularly impressive. The car’s newly designed headlamps perfectly blend into the front end, emphasizing its horizontal lines. Moreover, the car’s "eyelids" continue through the beltline and along its flanks, and they are arranged atop the chromed headlamp tubes in order to create an assertive and intense gaze.

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