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privacy glass is standard
Standard equipment includes leatherette premium vinyl upholstery
be careful when cruising the long list of optional temptations
Cars and Driver
Auto experts at TheCarConnection.com note no shortage of extra equipment for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.
According to Cars.com, "privacy glass is standard" in every Mercedes-Benz R-Class, and "a single-lift tailgate is installed...weather-band reception is included in the standard radio, which has a single-CD slot and controls for optional satellite radio," while "an auxiliary plug in the glove box connects to MP3 players." Edmunds adds the following as standard 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class luxury equipment: "power front seats, easy fold-down second- and third-row seats, eight-speaker audio system with auxiliary audio input and a retractable cargo cover." Oddly, the standard upholstery on the R-Class is vinyl; leather is optional.
Kelley Blue Book reports "options abound on the [Mercedes-Benz] R-Class." Options for this Mercedes-Benz 2008 model are indeed plentiful, but pricey; Car and Driver recommends that consumers "be careful when cruising the long list of optional temptations."
According to Cars.com, these temptations include "optional flat-screen monitors built into the back of the front head restraints [that] can provide entertainment for rear passengers." Edmunds notes that "most desirable [Mercedes-Benz R-Class] options are rolled into pricey packages, although a handful can be selected a la carte...available [Mercedes-Benz 2008] accoutrements include a panoramic glass sunroof, 19- or 20-inch wheels, Bluetooth, keyless ignition, heated seats and steering wheel, a power rear liftgate, three-zone climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, and glovebox-mounted six-CD changer and dedicated iPod interface."
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class can be outfitted quite lavishly—and expensively.