This 2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic is finished in Calcite White (650) over Beige MB-Tex (144) and power is provided by a 3.5-liter V6 paired with a seven-speed 7G-Tonic automatic transmission. Equipment includes a panoramic power sunroof, 19” alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, COMAND infotainment, power-adjustable front seats with heating, air suspension, 3rd row seating, rear view camera and Parktronic parking assist. This W251 was first sold new at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and shows subsequent registration history in Kentucky and Wisconsin. Service since April 2021 includes replacement of the engine air filters, cabin filter, spark plugs, transmission & transfer case service, serpentine belt, tensioner, idler pulley, new rear shocks, new rear airbags for the airmatic suspension, new brake pads w/flush, front brake rotors, battery, fuse panel, wheel bearings, tires, and a front/rear differential flush and power steering flush. The balance shaft was reportedly replaced under recall by the dealer at approximately 30k miles. This R350 has only 76k miles and is now offered with manufacturer’s literature, 10 years of service records, an extra OEM color-matched grill (uninstalled), OEM roof rack/crossbars, a recent Carfax report, and a clean Wisconsin title.
The body is finished in Calcite White (650) and exterior features include a panoramic sliding glass power sunroof, chrome-finished exterior trim, front and rear Parktronic parking sensors, factory rear tinted glass, and a power liftgate. In preparation for sale, the car received a paint correction, wax and ceramic coating to the glass. The Carfax report indicates one damage report in 2008 to the passenger side. The front bumper has been previously refinished with monochromatic paint across the grill fascia. A walkaround video highlighting all minor imperfections with specificity is viewable below. The seller notes that the stickers will be removed from the rear window prior to sale.
OEM five-spoke 19″ alloy wheels are wrapped in new Continental Cross-Contact tires measuring 255/50 which show 2022 date codes. Standard equipment includes self-leveling rear air suspension. Maintenance within the last year includes new rear shocks, new rear airbags for the airmatic suspension, new brake pads, a brake fluid flush, and new front brake rotors.
The cabin features three rows of seating trimmed in Beige MB-Tex (144) upholstery along with matching door cards, carpets, and headliner. Birds-eye fineline wood trim accents the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Amenities include three-zone climate control, COMAND infotainment with DVD integration, power-adjustable front seats with heating, and a power rear liftgate.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel fronts dual binnacles with a 160-mph speedometer with an inset clock and a 7k-rpm tachometer with an inset fuel level gauge. In the center, a central information display shows mileage, outside temperature, and gear selection, along with various other settings controlled by the multi-function steering wheel. The digital odometer indicates 76k miles, approximately 31k of which were added by the seller since 2021.
Power is provided by an 3.5L M272 V6 engine rated at 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque when new. The balance shaft was reportedly replaced under recall by the dealer at approximately 30k miles. Service since April 2021 includes replacement of the engine air filters, cabin filter, spark plugs, transmission & transfer case service, serpentine belt, tensioner, idler pulley, new rear shocks, new rear airbags for the airmatic suspension, new brake pads w/flush, front brake rotors, battery, fuse panel, wheel bearings, tires, and a front/rear differential flush and power steering flush. The vehicle recently completed the Mercedes dealer recall inspection for brake booster issues and no repair/recall work was deemed necessary by the dealer following the inspection.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
The Carfax report shows 30 service records and registration in Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Now with only 73k miles, the vehicle is offered with manufacturer’s literature, an extra OEM color-matched grill, OEM roof racks, extensive recent service, and a clean Wisconsin title.
A walkaround video with startup/coldstart and driving footage is viewable below.
For those looking to stay behind the wheel of a 3-star luxury vehicle and comply with the needs of a growing family, this R350 is the ideal choice. We love the practicality and uniqueness of the R-class. Growing family or not, the R-class offers a superb ride quality and spacious interior for any outing. It’s also refreshing to drive something that isn’t commonly seen at every other stop light on your daily commute. These W251s were polarizing upon release in the 2000s, but enthusiasts and smart buyers have grown to appreciate the unique charm and amazing practicality of these hybrid-bodied MBs. We love the R-Class’ position in today’s marketplace and encourage bargain-minded, forward-looking bidders to jump now before the rest of the pack catches on.
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