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For this made-for- the-internets adverdoc, some genius decided that the R-Class is just like legendary pro skater Tony Hawk. While Hawk explains the mental source behind the power of his "mechanical" skateboarding, Merc Engineer Dr. Stephan Manger ends up with the best line of the film, intoning in a Dieter-on-'ludes delivery, "This car is not an's a tiger!" Unfortunately, we haven't been able to find a copy of The Search For Animal Chin on DVD to entertain the kids on the way to the Boom Boom Huckjam, but hopefully that situtation will be remedied by the time the R rolls out for '06. [UPDATE Oh sweet salvation: Animal Chin is available on DVD! We're buyin' that sucker right now!]

R-Class Microsite [Mercedes]

New York Auto Show: 10:30 โ€” Mercedes-Benz R-Class Intro [Internal]