If Minivans could fly! .The R-Class will seat six people in quite considerable comfort, in three rows of captain's style chairs. Mercedes wanted to make the point that the R-Class is a luxury crossover, not a van, and so it resisted any temptation to stick a third seat in the middle row. Consequently, all occupants have plenty of shoulder and elbow room, albeit the third row offers slightly narrower accommodation. And because the R-Class is actually a bit longer than the current long-wheelbase S-Class, legroom is outstanding in all three rows.
On the launch, three large 6'2" blokes sat behind each other with legroom to spare - the middle row of seats have generous travel fore and aft. Also, the middle row seats tilt forward and up to make access to the rear row easier. Which works very nicely indeed.
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