Toyota Innova Crysta is the best-selling MPV in the market and has remained so for many years now. From corporates to cab fleet to celebrities, most people choose the Innova Crysta for its bulletproof build quality, reliable engine and extremely comfortable ride. Here is a premium Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which is available in the used market and it is cheaper than the Innova Crysta.
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a premium MPV which was discontinued in 2013. However, being a premium brand, the parts of the vehicle are still available in the market. The Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which is up for sale on the T-BHP forum is a 2011 model and is R350 4MATIC variant. It is powered by a petrol engine, which means that it still has quite a few years left in the Delhi-NCR region. It should be noted that any diesel vehicle older than 10 years and any petrol vehicle older than 15 years are banned in the Delhi-NCR to curb the pollution.
The R-Class R350 gets powered by a 3,700cc, V6 petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 272 Bhp of maximum power and peak torque of 350 Nm. It car is offered with a 7G-Tronic transmission that can be used in manual version too. The power is transferred to all the wheels through a 4WD system.
The 7-seater premium family MPV, the R-Class gets a two-tone interior with beige and mocha brown colours. The last row seat of the vehicle folds down completely to offer a massive boot space. The R-Class offers humongous space inside the cabin. Talking about the premium features, all the occupants in the car get a personal AC vent and there are several cup holders all the vehicle. The second-row passengers also get individual LCD screens mounted behind the headrests of the front seats that can be used to play DVD or videos through USB. It gets the Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, which was one of the best in its time and is still better than any affordable car available in the Indian market.
Where can you go wrong?
The petrol V6 engine of the R-Class is not very fuel-efficient. It returns a fuel efficiency of below 10 km/l in the city limits, which can burn a hole through the pocket. However, these vehicles are built to last for a lifetime. Sourcing the parts and maintaining the vehicle can also become expensive as the R-Class was discontinued years back. However, it sure is a status symbol and it looks much more premium than the Toyota Innova Crysta. It also is extremely comfortable with the air suspension system. However, maintenance can be a downside to such luxury cars.