Mercedes-Benz R-Class

* Live from New York * The latest car launches and news * Updated throughout the day...

Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Mercedes has unleashed the plastic- and heart surgeons on the R-Class, with the results on display here at the New York show.

Most notable visual changes are at the front of the car, which has a new grille, headlights, bumper, wings and bonnet. The rear has also been reworked.

See the Mercedes-Benz R-Class on video
Click below to watch our video from the New York motor show.
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class video

More powerful, but cleaner engines
Both the 300CDI and 350CDI diesel engines offer better performance, along with improved fuel consumption and lower emissions.

More photos of the Mercedes R-Class
> Merc R-Class 1: click to enlarge
> Merc R-Class 2: click to enlarge
> Merc R-Class 3: click to enlarge
> Merc R-Class 4: click to enlarge
> Merc R-Class 5: click to enlarge
> Merc R-Class 6: click to enlargeThe 350CDI version of the 3.0-litre V6 records the most significant changes. Power is up from 221bhp to 261bhp which slashes the 0-62mph time from 8.8 seconds to just 7.6 seconds.

Average fuel economy is 2.8mpg better at 33.2mpg, while emissions drop from 246g/km to 223g/km.

UK deliveries will start in September, with prices from around 40,000.