NEW FOR 2010:

– R320 BlueTEC renamed R350 BlueTEC
– Standard three-position memory for front seats, and power telescopic steering column
– Premium Package adds panoramic sunroof, Keyless Go and 115-volt power socket
– Exterior colours: Palladium Silver Metallic and Tenorite Grey Metallic added

For 2010, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unchanged except for trim. The R320 BlueTEC’s diesel engine doesn’t change, but its name is now the R350 BlueTEC. Standard features now include a power tilt and telescopic steering column, and three-position memory for the front seats.

The R-Class comes as the R350 BlueTEC, with 3.0-litre diesel engine, and the R350, with 3.5-litre V6. Both use a seven-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive, and both have three rows of seats.

Both models are equipped similarly, and include 19-inch alloy wheels, Thermatic automatic climate control, rear air suspension, COMAND with six-disc DVD changer, single SD card slot and auxiliary input, electronic compass, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius satellite radio, AMG styling package of front and rear aprons and side skirts, active bi-xenon headlamps with washers and cornering lights, power-folding mirrors, two-stage rain-sensing wipers, heated washers, blue-tinted privacy glass, power-adjustable heated Artico leather upholstery, memory seats, heated leather-wrapped multifunction power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, high-gloss Burl Walnut wood trim, cargo cover, power pop-out third-row windows, third seat for second row, power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors, garage door opener, Parktronic parking system, Smart Key keyless entry, anti-theft alarm system, and tire pressure loss warning system.

Available options include Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system, hard-drive-based navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, Harman/Kardon Logic7 Surround Sound System, leather upholstery, second-row executive chairs with centre console, panoramic sunroof, rear climate control, power liftgate and backup camera.

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