A luxury MPV for subtle suburbanites

An odd beast, this. Part people-carrier, part 4x4, part luxury car, the Germans are going flat out at the moment to invent niches that they haven’t already thought of, and in this respect, Mercedes is the leader of a highly innovative pack.

3rd June, 2006

An odd beast, this. Part people-carrier, part 4x4, part luxury car, the Germans are going flat out at the moment to invent niches that they haven’t already thought of, and in this respect, Mercedes is the leader of a highly innovative pack.

And so w e have the R-class, which is a sort of upmarket version of the recently launched B-class, which, if you are not yet familiar with it, is a sort...

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