2008 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Long-Term Road Test


2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport: XGames taxi

August 04, 2008

XGames BMX

Rolled out to the XGames this past weekend to check out BMX, skateboarding, and the SuperMotoX and Moto Freestyle events. We took the C300 and, boy, was this pup out of place. You see, there's not a lot of luxury cars at the XGames; most of the guests showed up in Tall-Boy pickup trucks like the one in the pic.

Tall-Boy pick-up

XGames SuperMoto

The C300 was a fine taxi, and an interesting comparison to the Caddy CTS that I took to Laguna Seca for the MotoGP race. The C-class feels just a bit lighter in its handling than the CTS, with a slightly firmer, but not unpleasant ride quality. The Benz 7-speed auto transmission is almost always in the right gear for me, with just a slight delay on kick-down during a few freeway merges. But the CTS has the best interior in class. So which one should you choose? Well, the Tall-Boy pickup, of course: XGames chicks diggit!

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 13,260 mi

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