Mercedes-Benz R-Class Discontinued In United States

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
mercedes benz r class discontinued in united states

Mercedes-Benz will no longer sell the R-Class crossover (minivan? SUV? wagon? we’re not sure) in the United States as of the 2013 model year. Slow sales meant it was hard to justify continuing sales of the car in America, but the R-Class will live on elsewhere.

The Alabama-built R-Class will stay in production, as demand in markets like Mexico, China and Canada is still strong. This will be the second funky two-box Benz that stays exclusive to Canada, with the B-Class being the first. The R350 Bluetec remains a popular option in the Great White North, particularly with the “soccer mom” crowd in affluent areas. The R-Class will remain in production until 2015.

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  • Verbal Verbal on Mar 19, 2012

    The R-Class: It may be ugly, but at least it's expensive.

  • TheHammer TheHammer on Mar 19, 2012

    Good riddance to perhaps the ugliest vehicle in existence

  • Chicagoland Chicagoland on Mar 19, 2012

    As Pete D. says 'an answer to a question nobody asked'. Good riddance.

  • Rhayman3000 Rhayman3000 on Apr 11, 2013

    Yes, the R350 is unpopular. I bought one in 2005 and replaced it with another in 2011. It was ugly looking, but fantastic. Smooth, fast, comfortable, reliable, roomiest back seat, useable third row. I would buy another in the future, but sadly, it may not be available. I hope in 5 years, I can find a suitable replacement.