The 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 Crossover SUV runs with either a 3.5liter direct injection V6 engine that can create up to 302 horsepower or a 3.0liter BlueTEC turbo diesel V6 engine that gives out 210 horsepower with about 400 lb-ft of torque. Both versions of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 Crossover SUV have a seven-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel electronic traction system, 4-wheel independent suspension with rear level control and paddle shifter. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 includes such lavish amenities as dual-zone climate control, power front seats with lumbar support, dual second row seats, power tilt and sliding sunroof, privacy glass, 85 cubic feet of cargo space, HomeLink garage door opener and trailer hitch. Entertainment features are also notable in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350. They include COMAND navigation system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with SirusXM Traffic, 6-disc DVD/CD changer, Bluetooth hands-free technology, HD radio receiver, 4GB music register, enhanced voice control and Gracenote Media Database.
In terms of security and safety, both versions of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 include standard features such as 12-way airbag protection, PRE-SAFE and POST-SAFE systems, advanced uni-body structure, NECK PRO head restraints, advance tire pressure monitoring, 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, brake assist, hill-start assist, trailer stability assist, LED daytime running lamp, SmartKey technology, rain-sensing windshield wipers, emergency tensioning devices, and anti-theft alarm system. This long list of features can be had for $52,690 for the base model of the R350 4MATIC crossover, and $53,840 for the base model of the R350 BlueTEC crossover.