With the exception of China, Mercedes-Benz ditched the R-Class in its lineup for one compelling reason: dismal sales figures. The minivan isn’t just appealing enough to trivial car buyers and enthusiasts, even with the existence of the R63 which carries a handcrafted 6.2-liter V8 producing 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 465 pounds. -feet (630 Newton-meters) of torque.
But is the defunct R-Class making a comeback? Well, not entirely if we’re to believe this latest scoop of Automotive magazine.
Mercedes is bringing back the R-Class, according to the UK-based publication, but as an all-electric SUV that will carry the Mercedes-AMG GLR badge. However, it has been pointed out that the model is in line with the Mercedes EQ range, which could mean that it could arrive with an EQR nameplate.
the Automotive magazine The report went on and discussed what will power the all-electric seven-seater SUV. A 105 kilowatt-hour power supply will power the three motors that will drive the vehicle. Combined, the power will hit 1,006 hp (750 kW) and 996 lb-ft (1,350 Nm) of torque – wacky numbers, but remember that she will be wearing the AMG badge, so we won’t be surprised if that happens.
As always, take this unconfirmed report with a healthy dose of skepticism, although you can also consider Mercedes in full swing with its electrified offensive. A huge electric range makes the German brand’s range stand the test of time, given emissions regulations that get more stringent by the minute.
The all-electric Mercedes-AMG GLR or EQR is expected to arrive by 2025, according to the Automotive magazine report. We will know more in the months or years to come, and we will surely keep an eye on any recent developments.