2011 R500 coming to Aus ?

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ozg
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2011 R500 coming to Aus ?

Post by ozg » Mon 24 May, 2010 12:36 am

I am considering purchasing an R500 and am pondering purchase now versus wait for the facelift 2011 model due to hit our shores late 2010.
A salesman told me that MB is unlikely to continue the V8 motor on the R class into the 2011 model in Aus. He gave the example of the E class Estate where the V8 is not available in Aus in the current model. Does anyone have further info to confirm or deny this? Or can suggest a way of getting some insight into MB's model plans to that level of detail.
Help appreciated.

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Re: 2011 R500 coming to Aus ?

Post by GLKLASS » Sat 07 May, 2011 11:37 pm

I believe only the 1 model lineup now. R500 was one of the cars i looked at(2ndhand) but without the boot space, we ended up going the GL500, fantastic engine. Same 5.5L and 285kw.

Oh and the GL front looks far better than the R class did back a few years.

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