The British edition of Car Magazine reported on the plans of Mercedes-Benz to resume production of the R-Class model. The seven-seat car will be part of the Mercedes EQ electric family and will receive a 1000-horsepower powerplant.
At the moment, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is not represented in any country, although recently it was still possible to buy it in China. Assembly of the model for the middle Kingdom was carried out by the am General plant in Indiana, USA, and it was offered in two versions: R 300 4Matic Long and R 400 4Matic Long. For the rest of the world, R-Class has been unavailable since 2013.
However, according to Car Magazine, Mercedes-Benz is considering the possibility of bringing the R-Class back to the market. But now the car will join the line of electric models of the concern. In connection with the development of the EQ family, the all-electric crossover will receive the eqr prefix, as well as acquire three electric motors and a battery with a capacity of 105 kilowatt-hours. It is expected that the total output of the powerplant will be 1006 horsepower and 1350 Nm of torque.
Other details about the future novelty are still unknown. Presumably, the all-electric R-Class will not debut until 2025.
In mid-November, Mercedes-Benz published a video of tests of electric new products: the EQA crossover and the Eqs sedan, which will debut next year. The concern has carried out tests at a unique test site in Immendingen, where 30 different sections have been recreated, simulating roads from all over the world.