Auto Review: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 350 BlueTec Crossover

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 350 BlueTec Crossover is an interesting model vehicle – crossover is indeed the right type. It’s a minivan with four regular doors instead of two and three rows of seats. The nice thing is it can seat up to seven passengers comfortably.


The MSRP on the R350 BlueTec is $51,740. That’s not bad for a Mercedes-Benz.

The turbocharged engine block is a 3.0-liter V6 DOHC with 24 valves. It runs on diesel fuel and the registered EPA rating is 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The horsepower put out is 210 at 3,800 rpm and the torque is 400 pound feet at 1,600 rpm.

The 2011 R350 also comes with a nice handling package. You get ABS, brake assist, electronic brake distribution, ventilated four-wheel discs, electronic traction control with immobilizer, electronic stability control, and a super suspension system with rear suspension levelling.

Interior standard features include:

  • Dual-zone fully-automatic climate control
  • Anti-theft protection
  • Audio system with AM/FM radio, six CD changer with MP3 read capability, RDS, and a digital media card
  • Compass
  • Trip computer
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Headlight control with dusk sensor
  • And a whole lot more – in fact, this barely scratches the surface

For exterior features, you get third row windows, day time running lights, Electric glass sunroof, luxury trim, and a lot more as well.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 350 BlueTec Crossover has much more to offer to include dynamic safety features. You’ll be impressed, and your whole family will as well.