Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing


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2008 Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan has been completely redesigned for 2008. With the exception of its two available engines and three-pointed star, everything is new and improved. There are also more standard features this year. An all-new C63 AMG model debuts later in the model year.


Pros

  • Distinct sport- and luxury-oriented models, responsive steering, stable handling, smooth ride quality, impressive Multimedia package, intuitive COMAND controller, excellent build quality.

Cons

  • Carryover engines not quite up to competitors' power levels, well-crafted interior is a bit austere and not very spacious, no manual transmission available on C350.

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Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M) Arctic White Black premium leather113,849 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Sport
List:$8,415
Est.Loan: $172/mo
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SPORTS PACKAGE** FRESH TRADE** SUPER CLEAN** ALL SERVICES DONE** SUNROOF**ALLOY WHEELS**FOG LIGHTS**SPORT MODE**COMFORT MODE**POWER SEATS**EXTRA CLEAN!! NO SCRATCHES, NO DINGS, NON-SMOKER...Finance Rates Start at 1.9 Percent...Over 20 Lenders - High Approval Rates...APPLY ONLINE at WWW.VLMAUTO.COM ....FOR BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE, CALL NOW at 703-957-4600. All Our Cars go through a Rigorous 80 points Full Inspection ..OUR CARS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH OUR MECHANICS AND COME PRE-INSPECTED. OPEN 7 DAYS...TRADES WELCOMED... WE SHIP EVERYWHERE... COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. Visit Virginia Luxury Motors online at www.vlmauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-957-4600 today to schedule your test drive. We try our best to list all options and details carefully however typos and human/machine errors are possible, please call in advance to confirm any specific options, colors, condition related questions to avoid any confusions. We train our sales staff regularly however any verbal claims or promises made by the employees of the dealership are not valid unless expressed in writing. Price does not include a dealership processing fee of Five Hundred and Ninety Five dollars. All sales are AS-IS unless expressed otherwise in writing. Vehicle accessories such as extra keys, floor matts, books, navigation disc, shift knobs etc may not come with the vehicle however we can always order these items at our discounted dealership prices which are to be paid by the customer.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Steel Grey Metallic 138,638 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$7,470
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Wholesale to the public Mechanic special Cars in this category are sold as is, and may or may not pass inspection, need some cosmetic, mechanical or electrical work. If you can work on cars, or know someone who can, this Mercedes can make a nice sedan for you Please hurry up and take a look at it today Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Leather Shifter| Power Passenger Seat| Clock| Tachometer| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Sunroof| Moonroof| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| AM/FM| CD Player| Sport Package| MB-Tex Upholstery, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Adjustable head restraints: driver and passenger, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Automatic temperature control, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front reading lights, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Radio data system, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Telescoping steering wheel, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Weather band radio, Child-Seat-Sensing Airbag, 8 Speakers, Premium audio system: COMAND Aux. Audio Input| Bluetooth| Child Proof Door Locks| Chrome Exhaust Tips| Cup Holders| Heated Mirrors| Overhead Console| Rear Fog Lamps| Remote Fuel Door| Side Curtain Airbags| Sport Seats| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors -

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Steel Grey Metallic 118,892 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC350 Sport
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Black Black premium leather124,931 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$220 Below Market
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Capri Blue Metallic 104,995 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$8,777
Est.Loan: $180/mo
AutoPlaza(0)
19.8 mi away
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$241 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* V6, 3.0 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AUTOMATIC HEADIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* PASSENGER AIRBAG * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LEATHER INTERRIOR * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* FOG LIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. 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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) 142,664 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Sport 4MATIC
List:$7,981
Est.Loan: $163/mo
H&R Auto(0)
23.6 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) 47,316 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
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4MATIC�.BMW OF ALEXANDRIA IS A PROUD THREE TIME CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING DEALER. OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. TO PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE CONTACT OUR INTERNET DEPARTMENT TODAY.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Arctic White 106,148 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury
List:$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Prize Auto(2)
25.2 mi away
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100% Gauranteed Auto Loan Approals for anyone over the age of 18 with valid Tax ID or Social Security Number. No Driver's License Required for Purchase. Carfax Certification with every purchase. World Wide Shipping Available on all makes and models with our Door to Door Shipping Service. All our vehicles come with the Virginia State Police licensed Inspection Certificate. Special Discount Coupon for and Active, Reserve, Retired or Former Member of the United States Armed Services. Limit 1 Coupon per Transaction. For more Details or to Schedule an Appointment, contact our Knowledgeable Professional Sales Team Today at 703-971-4277. Disclaimer: Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees and processing fee. Prize Auto will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M) Steel Grey Metallic Grey/Black leatherette89,276 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Sport
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Malloy Hyundai(4)
29.8 mi away
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Iridium Silver Metallic Black premium leather90,765 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! CARFAX Buyback Guarantee qualified! WARRANTY INCLUDED! A Limited Warranty is included with this vehicle. Contact us today for more information. LOADED WITH VALUE! Comes equipped with: P1. This Mercedes-Benz C-Class also includes Air Conditioning, Clock, Climate Control, Tachometer, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Windows, Steering Radio Controls, Power Locks, Sunroof, Power Mirrors, Moonroof, Lthr. Steering Wheel, Driver Airbag, Fog Lights, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger, Security System, AM/FM, CD Player, MP3, Bluetooth, Sport Seats, Cup Holders, Remote Fuel Door, Vanity Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, Rear Fog Lamps, Child Proof Door Locks, Side Curtain Airbags, Tire Pressure Monitor, Chrome Exhaust Tips, Aux. Audio Input.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Palladium Silver Metallic Black premium leather121,462 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury
List:$7,616
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Silver 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sport RWD 7-Speed Automatic 3.0L V6 DOHC w/Dual Fuel Recent Arrival! Don't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Caspian Auto Motors of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle..

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Black 111,500 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Sport 4MATIC
List:$7,786
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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$214 Below Market
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navigation, sunroof,leather,4 wheel drive

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Palladium Silver Metallic Grey/Black leatherette97,612 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury
List:$9,894
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Arctic White Cashmere/Savannah leatherette76,208 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Always wanted a like new Mercedes? Here it is, AWD,panoramic roof,leather,clean in and out,low miles,priced to sell,whats not to like!!

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Sand Beige Metallic Black premium leather98,442 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
CarZone USA(0)
47.7 mi away
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2008 MERCEDES C CLASS - Beige With Black Leather - Navigation - Sunroof - Heated Seats - Harman Kardon Sound System - More Details to Come! NOTE: THIS VEHICLE IS A NEW ARRIVAL. NO DESCRIPTION HAS BEEN OBTAINED. PLEASE CALL TO VERIFY ACCURATE CAR DETAILS.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A) Arctic White Cashmere/Savannah leatherette98,982 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC300 Luxury 4MATIC
List:$9,895
Est.Loan: $202/mo
H&M Auto Group(5)
50.4 mi away
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$272 Below Market
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Visit H & M Auto Group online at hmautogroupva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-657-6565 today to schedule your test drive.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A) Capri Blue Metallic Grey/Black leatherette79,457 miles
Used 2008Mercedes-Benz C-ClassC350 Sport
List:$13,990
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 V6 3.5L AUTOMATIC DUAL EXHAUST HAS GRAY LEATHER INTERIOR, HEATED SEATS, POWER LOCKS. ALSO TO KEEP YOU SAFE THIS VEHICLE HAS DUAL SIDE AIR BAGS ALONG WITH FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER AIR BAGS. POP UP SCREEN SYSTEM WITH ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC AND NAVIGATION OPTIONS MAKING IT A GREAT LUXURY VEHICLE WITH POWER AND A SUNROOF TO ENJOY THE SUMMER SEASON COMING UP!

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Features & Specs

C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
MPG202020
Seating555
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic7-speed shiftable automatic7-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower268 hp @ 6000 rpm228 hp @ 6000 rpm228 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Consumer Rating


Benz-no-More?
Keep in mind that my C230 - 2008 has only 62,000 Kms, is driven lightly and garage kept. Yet...time to move away from Benz once and for all. To date: both electric side mirrors replaced ($700 each), both gas tank pumps replaced a couple of times (fuel gauge still goes out once in a while), side mirror full of water (looks like fish tank), tire blown sidewall, amongst others and just today car would not start leaving all scratching heads..$$$$ Not to mention Benz's outrageous cost of ongoing service...$500-$800 each annual visit.
Certified used
Bought with 26,000 miles, rear drive car was a bargain in Minnesota because demand is higher for all wheel drive. But this car with traction control had no issues with ice or snow. Trouble free for 6 years of pleasant driving. I'd recommend getting MB Tex upholstery instead of leather if you plant to keep the car for a long time. Leather shows wear at about 75,000 moles despite great care. Be careful front end is close to ground and can scratch high curbs. Now with 100,000 miles, still no problems. Only costs were tires, brakes, wiper blades, and oil changes. Love this car so much I’m selling a much newer (2114) Audi S5, and plan to drive this another 100,000. Still looks contemporary and paint and interior are show room good.
Steering Wheel locked
This model will give you sudden steering wheel lock without notices nor alerts. Easy cost you $1,600 to prepare only at dealership.
More About This Model

Everything you need to know about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is made clear the instant you prod its 451-horsepower V8 engine to life. When the 6.2-liter beast lights off, the engine revs spike in a programmed "look at me" blip before the Merc's idle settles into a deep, throaty burble. Cue the goose bumps.

We haven't yet released the brake or slotted the shift lever into gear, and we're already trying to figure out an angle to finance one of these muscle-bound sport sedans, all $54,625 of it.

But we have to wonder if the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG — essentially a hot-rod C-Class sedan — can possibly deliver the goods in direct proportion to this testosterone-infused exhaust note. There's only one way to find out.

Inspiring Performance
The 90-degree DOHC V8 engine in question displaces 6.2 liters or 379 cubic inches. It has an 11.3:1 compression ratio and variable valve timing. It delivers its 451-hp peak at 6,800 rpm out of a possible 7,200. Torque builds from the basement to a 443 pound-feet peak at 5,000 rpm. That ought to do it.

It's bolted to a seven-speed automatic transmission with three shift modes and two shift paddles on the steering wheel. That adds up to about 12, or something. The traction and stability control systems have three settings, one of which is "Off."

Time to brake-torque this lump to the torque convertor's stall speed and drop the hammer.

The C63 lays rubber through the first three gears — two broad strips of it because our AMG has the limited-slip differential that comes with the optional AMG Performance package.

We're instantly overcome by the strong desire to write, star in and direct a film we'll call, Schutzmann und der Bandit. All we need now is a German analog to Sally Field.

But possible movie investors will want to see numbers. If we restrain ourselves and apply a more delicate touch to the throttle with the three-stage traction control in Sport mode, the tires spin less and the C63 AMG passes through 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to a 12.5-second quarter-mile at 113.7 mph. That ought to keep us clear of old Schutzmann.

It Looks the Part
You won't find a fire-breathing chicken on the hood of our 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Instead it has two thin longitudinal protuberances that actually make room for a broad, twin-chamber intake plenum, not the cylinder heads.

A less restrictive front grille allows extra cooling air to penetrate the radiator. The products of combustion and the grumble of the rollicking V8 shoot out the back through quad exhaust outlets and a unique rear valance. Words can't describe the glory that is the C63 AMG's unashamed exhaust note at full boil — or partial boil, for that matter. Or even simmer.

More visually striking are the pronounced front fender flares and broadened front bumper cover. A 1.4-inch-wider front track, revised steering geometry and meatier 235/40R18 Pirelli P Zero front tires are to blame for this. A trio of cooling slits sits just ahead of the tires. No rear fender bulges have been added, but the aft wheelwells are fully stuffed with 255/35R18 rubber.

Individually, none of the visual changes to the C63 AMG are radically different from the last C350 Sport sedan we tested. But their combined effect gives the C63 AMG a suitable dose of much-needed street presence.

Track Addict
The unique C63 AMG front suspension changes have been made to help improve steering precision and tire grip at the front. But with the stiffer sport suspension setup that comes with the optional Performance package, our C63 feels "pushy-loose" on the slalom. It understeers past the first couple of cones before small bumps that other cars barely acknowledge tend to pitch this rock-hard suspension sideways. A cone-free run at 68.6 mph takes some doing.

The C63 tends toward push on the skid pad, too, achieving 0.89g. When we try for more with a little throttle (and the stability control off), the tail slithers out and it all goes sideways in clouds of tire smoke. It'll look great on the big screen, though.

Lapping around the ultrasmooth surface of Spring Mountain Raceway in Pahrump, Nevada, the suspension comes into its own. A strategic lift of the throttle as we enter a corner gets the nose pointed toward the apex. As long as we don't overcook it, it's possible to put the throttle down early. On fast sweepers, the Merc likes to carry a sustained tail-out drift. The stopwatch doesn't say it's fast, but it sure is a riot.

You also get impressive-looking six-piston fixed calipers and two-piece "compound" front rotors (aluminum hub, floating cast-iron rotors) with the Performance package. They're drilled and slotted and ventilated, and it all results in 114-foot stops from 60 mph.

We've seen shorter stops with less flamboyant hardware, but our Merc does weigh 3,993 pounds. While we're lapping, bystanders radio in reports of brake smell, but we don't feel any fade. We back off anyway.

Hard Times
On the street, the optional AMG performance suspension that comes with the Performance package is just too bloody hard. Any sort of imperfection is transmitted in the form of a kidney punch through very aggressively bolstered front seats. There's no subtlety or compliance here.

It would be easy to say "Don't buy the AMG Performance package." After all, the standard AMG suspension worked great on a C63 we drove on the track recently, and it still has the tires, forged aluminum wheels, widened track and other chassis improvements.

But then you'd miss out on things we like about the Performance package (the suede-covered steering wheel) and things we need (the limited-slip differential.) After all, two stripes of burned rubber are always better than one. If the differential was available as a stand-alone option, the choice would be easy.

Actually, the choice is easy for early adopters, because the $3,900 AMG Performance package on our test car isn't available until summer 2008 anyway.

Call It a Production Expense
A front-row seat in a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG costs a surprisingly reasonable $54,625. The Steel Grey Metallic paint that helps toughen our test car's look costs $710 more.

Typical C-Class options are available on the C63 AMG. Ours had the same $2,950 Multimedia package that includes navigation (to help Bandit find shortcuts,) Harman Kardon premium audio, a six-disc changer, 30-gigabyte hard drive, Bluetooth and an iPod connection (to deliver the Jerry Reed tunes.)

TeleAid GPS-based emergency assistance ($650) is there if it all goes pear-shaped. Seat heaters and leather seats that go by the name of AMG napa leather upholstery cost another $2,950.

As it sits, our test car's total price is $65,785, although $3,900 of that is the previously mentioned AMG Performance package that isn't for sale initially. At press time, no word on the possibility of a gas-guzzler tax was available. The C63 AMG is rated at 12 mpg city/19 mpg highway, so it might escape the tax.

This all is starting to get expensive, but it still adds up to less than a Corvette Z06. We're not saying the C63 AMG is as fast or as nimble as a Corvette Z06; it isn't. But this four-door sedan connected with us on a visceral level like no other recent Mercedes has.

We Have a Hit on Our Hands
Like the Bandit's Firebird Trans Am, the C63 AMG is happiest charging from stoplight to stoplight and running from the law. Sinuous back roads are not its thing. While the 451-hp V8 connects with us on a gut level, so does the too-stiff optional performance suspension. Buy this upgrade only if you plan on track days.

To us, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a hoot, which is what the old hot-rod guys would say. Though it lives in a German wrapper, this is classic muscle-car stuff — a big V8 engine with heaps of power and torque to generate speed, not to mention oversteer, brodies and burnouts.

We're serious about the movie. If nothing else, we'll be able to write the car off as a production expense. But Coors isn't German enough. We'll smuggle Jägermeister instead, and Hasselhoff can play the singing truck driver. It'll be a big hit. All we need is a script.

Second Opinion
Editorial Director Kevin Smith says: True confessions: Some Mercedes feel like trucks to me. Luxurious, solid, high-tech and beautifully crafted trucks, to be sure, but a little too hefty and functional when a touch of frivolity and fleetness of foot would be nice.

So here's one that confounds my prejudices. Yes, the C63 AMG still has a little more numbness in the steering than seems entirely necessary, and its turn-in behavior can suggest a fair bit of mass in the nose. But that's about it for the latent truckiness. Everything else about this close-coupled sedan says speed, power, response and character. Especially character. This AMG's aggressive exhaust rumble gives the musical Audi R8 a run for the distinction of Most Mellifluous Tone out of a stock production tailpipe. Between that and the downright stiff ride of the Performance package suspension, this car speaks to a sports-performance fan in clear and convincing terms.

And it's fast, the ultimate justification for any other compromises the engineers might have made. There is forward thrust everywhere: off the line, up an on-ramp and finding out what she'll do out in the desert. Even in full-auto, the transmission upshifts crisply on hard acceleration and downshifts smartly — with throttle blips — on braking. Love it.

Throw in some of the most boldly bolstered bucket seats we've tried in a long time and you have the basics for a serious go-fast experience. Your driving record has been warned.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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