Mercedes-Benz R Class owners manuals

Mercedes-Benz R Class

Mercedes-Benz R Class specs

Model overview

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a large wagon/van vehicle launched by Mercedes-Benz in 2005 as the 2006 model year. Following the A and B-Class MPVs success, Mercedes introduced a concept automobile, at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show, afterward launching the production model in 2005 at the New York International Auto Show. 

The R-Class is built on the same platform as the M-Class and GL-Class and was possible in two wheelbases. Sold solely in the North American market with the larger wheelbase, Mercedes abandoned the R-Class for North America in 2012 and additional markets in 2012. The production was maintained only for the Chinese market.

It comes in two trim levels, R350 Bluetec 4Matic and R350 4Matic, but the difference among the two trims is limited to engine and tires. 

The R350 4Matic comes equipped with a 3.5-liter gasoline-powered V6 that generates 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission and "4Matic" all-wheel drive are by default. The R350 Bluetec 4Matic comes equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel that provides 210 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

Mercedes-Benz R-Class known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Mercedes-Benz R-Class are:

  • SRS Restraint Problems; the warning light that flags an issue with the system can light up when there is no actual problem
  • Airmatic compressors are prone to fail as the vehicle logs miles
  • Tailgate issues causing failure on the key, interior and remote, switches that open and close the tailgate
  • Suspension problems
  • Lack of Power-MAF Sensor Fail
  • Early signs of rust
  • The Turbo actuator can fail if the engine warning message appears on the dashboard and/or there is a lack of intermittent power when accelerating

Mercedes-Benz R Class PDF owner manual

On this page you can find the owners manuals for the R Class model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Mercedes-Benz R Class to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.
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