Merc R-Class: Pacifica by another rname?

Discussion in 'Pacifica' started by Dori A Schmetterling, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Dori A Schmetterling, Sep 24, 2005
  2. Dori A Schmetterling

    Joe Guest

    I don't think there are many (if any) shared components between the
    two. From what I've seen, it appears that the engine is mounted
    longitudinally in the Benz (IOW, it's a RWD with a transfer case
    providing power the the front), as opposed to the Pacifica which is
    primarily FWD.

    Sure, they look similar, but that seems to be the trend these days.
    It's the station-wagon-meets-SUV syndrome. I think other makers will
    be following suit soon, if not already.

    Joe, Sep 24, 2005
  3. Dori A Schmetterling

    Guest Guest

    Just as ugly, but no, it's not a Pacifica.
    Guest, Sep 25, 2005
  4. Dori A Schmetterling

    C-BODY Guest

    Funny thing is that the R-class concept vehicle appeared at the same
    Detroit Auto Show as the production Pacifica, allegedly without the
    Chrysler Group people knowing it even existed. Kind of like the DBenz
    people hurried something along so they would not look "behind" or

    The two vehicles are totally independent of each other, yet in the same
    general classification. I suspect the DBenz people needed something to
    "save face"?

    Also kind of funny that the 3.5L DBenz V-6 in the Crossfire has
    basically the same power as the first gen Chrysler 3.5L V-6. In the
    displays, the DBenz engine looks really neat and expensive, but doesn't
    make a whole lot more power than the orig Chrysler 3.5L V-6. So much
    for looking neat and being made by DBenz.

    Just some thoughts . . .

    C-BODY, Sep 25, 2005
  5. Dori A Schmetterling

    Art Guest

    But is it quieter? The 3.5 from Chrysler makes a racket.
    Art, Sep 26, 2005
  6. Dori A Schmetterling

    Steve Guest

    Steve, Sep 26, 2005
  7. Dori A Schmetterling

    Steve Guest

    Not if its working right.... I think the Chrysler 3.5 is one of the
    better-sounding v6s out there (though all v6 engines sound pretty poor
    compared to a v8).
    Steve, Sep 26, 2005
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