Chief difference between the R280L and the 2006/07 R350L is the addition of a 7th seat - making it more practical now - sandwiched between two full-sized 2nd row chairs, which have given up its captain status. Apart from that, the R280L has a regular metal sunroof, in place of the costlier Panoramic - full length tinted glass - roof of the R350L (as depicted in pics above and below).
The new R280L retails for RM458,888 (on-the-road sans insurance) and is available at Mercedes-Benz dealers for booking now. Airmatic suspension, 7-G Tronic transmission and EASY-PACK (electric-powered hatch) tailgate are some standard features similar to the R350L. Shapelier and sportier AMG rear bumper is now standard with the 2008 R-Class.