People buy cars for different reasons—some for mere aesthetics, others for sporty performance—while others for mere comfort. Put all three and you get the characteristics of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Of course, if you’re both a wife of a busy CEO and the mother of three wonderfully active tenderfoots, then you’ll be better off driving an MPV—short for Multi-Purpose Vehicle—so they’ll have enough space to run about. Just make sure they’re strapped securely when you’re mobile.
Put both words—Mercedes-Benz and MPV together—and you get the R-Class. The 2011 model gets a redefined and totally aggressive front end, a smoother rear end and an attractive and totally teched out gauge cluster. A newly designed three-point star sits magnificently on the extremely large front grille, accompanied by equally innovative fenders, bonnet, grille and headlamps that scream Mercedes-Benz’s new styling.
The headlights, sitting further from each other, are extremely angular and give the 2011 R-Class a wider, more dynamic, stance. Think along the lines of mascara applied professionally by a makeup artist. The rear end, meanwhile, gets equally angular tail lights and a restyled bumper. Add a diffuser to the mix plus a stylish tail pipe trim and that completes the cleanly shaved and totally edgy rear end.
The new R-Class will be able to comfortably seat a total of seven individuals—perfect for moms and their school children and shopping bags.