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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Mid-Size Luxury Wagon

New Car Review of the 2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 Mid-Size Luxury Wagon

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Base MSRP Range: $55,500

Base Invoice Range: $51,645

MSRP As Tested: $66,650

Versions: 350, 500.

Vehicle Category: Mid-Size Luxury Wagon

Engine Location: Front Engine

Drive Wheels: All-Wheel Drive.

Standard Engine: 5.0-liter, Single Overhead Cam, 32-valves, V-8, 302 – horsepower at 5600 rpm and 339 lb-ft torque at 2700 rpm.

Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 13/18.

Transmission: Seven-speed automatic.

Standard Safety Features: Dual front airbags, Front side airbags, Curtain side airbags,, "> Anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, Brake assist, Antiskid system, Hill ascent and descent control, Tire-pressure monitor.

Competition: Acura MDX, BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX, Lexus RX, Saab 9-7X, Volvo XC90.

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Where Built: USA

Major Options: Premium Package, Comfort Package, Comfort Package, Trim Package, Entertainment Package, Sunroof Package, Panoramic Sunroof Package, Airmatic Suspension Package, AMG Sport Package, Lighting Package.
Rear side airbags, Front- and rear-obstacle-detection system, Tri-zone automatic climate controls, DVD entertainment system, Satellite radio, Multicontour front seats, Heated front and rear seats, Heated rear seats, 2nd-row center console, Keyless Go, Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel, Power liftgate, Unique alloy wheels.

Seating: 6.

Number of Rows: 2.

Length in Inches: 203.0

Warranties: 4 years/50,000 miles Bumper to Bumper, 4 years/50,000 miles Corrosion Protection.

Weight in Pounds: 4766 lbs.

Cargo Capacity in Pounds: 1635 lbs.

Gross Maximum Vehicle Weight in Pounds: Not Available.

Towing Capacity in Pounds: Not Available.

Gas Tank Capacity in Gallons: 25.1

Destination Charge: $775