Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
List price range
$5,812 - $13,990

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.

Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
113,849 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Sport
List$7,850
Est.Loan: $161/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$216 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 10AM TO 8PM SUNDAYS: 12PM TO 6PM 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 Six 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
166,205 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
List$5,812
Est.Loan: $119/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008
76,614 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
EQUIPPED WITH LEATHER UPHOLSTER ALLOY WHEELS SUNROOF NAVIGATION HEATED SEATS TRACTION CONTROL CD PLAYER BLUETOOTH CLEAN CARFAX AND MORE...Visit Nine Stars Auto Group online at www.ninestarsauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-367-2699 today to schedule your test drive. 4x4,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM,Automatic Climate Control,Automatic Headlights,Aux Audio Jack,Bluetooth,Cargo Area Tiedowns,CD,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electronic Brake Assistance,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Heated Seats,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,MP3 CD Player,Navigation,Owners Manual,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seats,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rain Sensing Wipers,Rear Defroster,Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Sun Roof,Tachometer,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Trunk Anti-Trap Device,Vehicle Stability Control System,Woodgrain
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008
122,800 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$7,557
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008
61,904 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
110,821 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Luxury 4MATIC
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
104,156 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Luxury 4MATIC
Damas Auto
10 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Good Deal!
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
95,993 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C350 Sport
(2)
VINS
16.2 mi away
List$8,888
Est.Loan: $182/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$244 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
NEW ARRIVAL! Only 95K. Beautiful Black on Black '08 Mercedes Benz C350 Sport. This vehicle is a local trade in and well equipped with Premium Package, Sunroof, AMG Sport Wheels,Sunroof, Tilt-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, Heated seats, MB-Tex Leather upholstery,Bluetooth connectivity and a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. This vehicle was a local trade in and well serviced by the previous owner priced to sell fast. Call and schedule a test drive today. At AP Fairfax we are committed to providing you with an experience that redefines Car-buying by working with non-commissioned sales staff and by completing your purchase in 1 hour or less when your Financing is already arranged. We are so confident in our vehicles that we offer a 48 HOUR, NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Come and experience the AP Fairfax difference!!!
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
99,540 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Sport 4MATIC
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$9,785
Est.Loan: $200/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
73,670 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Sport
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$9,977
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$274 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
<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';">&nbsp; <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 HEADLIGHTS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* NAVIGATION * <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';">* 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. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Hurry up to call us and schedule your test-drive today! <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';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECTLY*** <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';">***AUTOMATIC 7 SPEED TRANSMISSION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***POWER/LEATHER INTERRIOR*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***POWER WINDOWS/DOOR LOCKS*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION*** <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';">CALL US FOR ANY QUESTION OR TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE. FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE CALL (703) 310-6900 <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';">EASY AND GUARANTEED FINANCING PROGRAMS.We offer guaranteed financing no matter how bad your credit is (or no credit at all). We can and will get you approved. If you have questions about submitting online loan application please contact us at (703) 310-6900! <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';">About the Company: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC is one of the top pre-owned vehicle dealers in Northern Virginia. We provide quality vehicles of various makes and models with the most competitive prices in the region. Autoplaza LLC is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you <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';">Disclaimer: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $499 processing fee. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
90,000 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Luxury 4MATIC
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Good Deal!
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JUST TRADED COMIGN SOON. BLACK ON BLACK New Tires,All Wheel Drive,Leather Seats,Leather Interior
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008
136,509 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$6,981
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
YES BLACK ON BLACK C300 CARFAX CERTIFIED NEW OIL CHANGE NEW VA INSPECTION BACKED BY 5000 MILES POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AND PRICED TO SELL %25246981%2B%2524295 PROCESSING FEE %3D%25247276 CASH PRICE....... PLEASE CALL 1ST 7032434467 THANKSVisit H&R Auto online at handrauto.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-243-4467 today to schedule your test drive. Alarm System,Cruise Control,3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine,Rear wheel drive,Front/rear stabilizer bar,Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel,Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering,Polished chrome exhaust tips,Halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing,Single rear red fog lamp,Pwr heated mirrors,Front/rear floormats,Leather-trimmed steering wheel w/multi-function controls,4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel,Steering wheel audio controls,5%2522 central controller display w/retractable cover,Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc%3A trip computer%2524COMMA exterior temp gauge%2524COMMA oil level check%2524COMMA digital speedometer%2524COMMA audio status%2524COMMA reminder & malfunction messages%2524COMMA driver-programmable settings,Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display,Tire pressure monitoring system,Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down,Cruise control,Alarm system,Glovebox auxiliary audio input jacks,Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc%3A dust & pollen filters%2524COMMA tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows%2524COMMA sun sensor,Rear seat heating ducts,Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time%2524COMMA driving speed & exterior temp,Auxiliary pwr outlet,Front/rear cupholders,Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors,Front/rear reading lamps,Night security illumination,Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature,Front passenger Occupant Classification System %28OCS%29,Front/rear side curtain airbags,Front side-impact airbags,3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts-inc%3A height adjustment%2524COMMA emergency tensioning device%2524COMMA adaptive belt force limiter,Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard emergency tensioning device%2524COMMA outboard belt force limiter%2524COMMA outboard automatic height adjustment,Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children %28LATCH%29,Child safety rear door locks,Emergency interior trunk release handle,Front/rear crumple zones
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
106,148 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Luxury
(5)
Prize Auto
25.2 mi away
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
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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
87,972 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Godwin Motors
34.3 mi away
List$10,150
Est.Loan: $208/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 7A)
90,765 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C300 Luxury 4MATIC
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
We have expanded to serve you better!!! Come and visit our 8 conveniently located retail stores in the Washington DC Metro RegionLike new condition, this beautiful 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C300 presented in this amazing color combination with Silver exterior and Gray interior does not get any better. This beauty has it all, 3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with great low miles is ready for a test drive today! Looking for a superior vehicle quality and a hassle free experience? Here at MR CAR we are the Home of the ** GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL** WITH OVER 500 CARFAX CERTIFIED VEHICLES IN STOCK WE COVER IT ALL, FROM SUV'S TO PICK UP TRUCKS and WORK VANS, CONVERTIBLES, COUPES, SEDANS AND A TOUCH OF LUXURY IN OUR JUST OPENED CAMP SPRING'S STORE that HAS IT ALL. MD CERTIFIED INSPECTED VEHICLES, The best extended warranties available in the industry. Come in and experience why we are the leaders in the Region, with the best approvals that the competition can not touch.We have the vehicle that fits your needs and mostly your monthly payment needs... we will help you establish your credit at the same time and lead you to the path of success...come and check us out and you will see why when others say no...Mr Car says yes!!! Come and drive your new vehicle home today without drama and disappointments. YES! It's that easy..Apply online at www.mymrcar.com and find out how easy we will get you driving today!! Hablamos Español!! Contact our Sales Team at 855-546-7227 / 301-277-4480
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
111,584 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C350 Sport
Carsmart
37.9 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
WE BUY YOUR CAR MD INSPECTED WITH 30 DAY WARRANTY WE PAY TOP MONEY FOR YOUR CAR NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITION ABS %284-Wheel%29,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,CD Changer,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Dual Air Bags,Dual Power Seats,Keyless Remote,Leather,Moonroof,Power Brakes,Power Locks,Power Steering,Power Windows,Premium Sound,Premium Wheels,Sunroof,Tilt Wheel
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008
113,890 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
(1)
Auto Chiefs
45 mi away
List$10,600
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2008 C350 Sport 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
77,740 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C350 Sport
US Auto Sales
47 mi away
List$12,399
Est.Loan: $253/mo
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This E-price does not include state taxes, state tags, titling, MVA, freight fees, and dealer processing fee and/or assumes cash buyer/qualifying credit score and does not include the average cost to complete a Maryland state inspection, and vehicle reconditioning. We strive to ensure all pricing and information contained in this website is accurate. Dealer reserves the right to refuse any sale due to pricing errors and will not be held responsible for any errors resulting from typos, inaccurate detail information or technical mistakes. We reserve the right to correct any pricing errors at any time. To receive this E-price, you must print and present this page to the sales team upon arrival. Offer not valid after completion of sale.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Within the ultra-competitive segment of entry-level luxury performance sedans, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class hits the bull's-eye several times with only a few misses.

vehicle overview

Since the Mercedes-Benz C-Class' last full redesign in 2001, the entry-level luxury sedan landscape has changed dramatically. Newer models have been offering ever higher levels of creature comforts and driving excitement. As such, Mercedes' entry-level car has been at an increasing disadvantage, with its small backseat, uninspiring handling and ordinary cabin furnishings being the notable drawbacks. American consumers would seem to agree, with the C-Class' archnemesis, the BMW 3 Series, outselling the C-Class by a considerable margin last year.

Mercedes-Benz's cavalry arrives this year in the form of the fully redesigned 2008 C-Class. It's meant to address many of the previous car's faults. The wheelbase has been stretched slightly, improving interior space, especially in the rear seat. It's not a massive gain, but the resulting cabin is certainly larger and feels airier than it did before. The C-Class interior also benefits from new features, including a very impressive optional hard-drive-based navigation and surround-sound audio system, along with a much-improved version of the COMAND interface.

As before, there are Sport and Luxury trim levels, but this year Mercedes has put in extra effort to make the trims more distinctive. The C300 and C350 Sport models feature more aggressive exterior styling and suspension tuning than the classically styled C300 Luxury. Inside, this sort of differentiation continues, with the materials and overall ambience tailored specifically to each version.

Underneath, the C-Class' basic suspension design is the same as the previous model, but the components are lighter for improved handling and ride comfort. Steering feel and quickness have also been noticeably improved. Thankfully, high-speed stability and a comfortable ride, qualities always associated with Mercedes-Benz, are still intact.

Mercedes-Benz has chosen to carry over last year's V6 engines and will again offer all-wheel drive. Notably, there will be a new AMG model coming out in the spring or summer of calendar-year 2008. It features a 6.2-liter V8 and the usual high-performance modifications to improve handling and braking.

Overall, the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a welcome improvement. The distinct Luxury and Sport trims should help attract a wide array of new and traditional buyers, while the interior is now fully up to date in terms of features and design. Plus, the 457-horsepower C63 AMG is bound to give the vaunted M3 a serious run for its money. However, the C-Class still exists in an incredibly competitive segment. Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Lexus (among others) offer very good luxury performance sedans, which are often less expensive and more powerful than a comparatively equipped Benz. All of these cars deserve a long look, but with its mix of driving involvement, comfort and high-tech goodies, the all-new C-Class is a fine choice for an entry-luxury sedan.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an entry-level luxury sedan available in five trim levels. The C300 Luxury and C300 Sport share the same engine, but differ in exterior styling elements, interior trim, front seat design and standard transmission. Both C300 trims' standard equipment includes 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, eight-way power front seats, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, MB-Tex cloth upholstery, the COMAND control interface with a pop-up display screen, Bluetooth connectivity and a CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The C300 4Matic Luxury and C300 4Matic Sport trim levels feature exactly the same features but add all-wheel drive.

All C300s can be equipped with the Premium I Package that adds rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, heated front seats and satellite radio. In terms of standard equipment, the C350 Sport is essentially a C300 Sport with the Premium I Package and black bird's-eye maple wood interior trim.

Options available on all five C-Class trim levels are the Premium II Package that adds split-folding rear seats, a power rear window sunshade and bi-xenon headlamps. The Multimedia Package includes a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice controls and a premium Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system that adds an in-dash six-CD changer. Stand-alone options include leather upholstery, a panorama sunroof, TeleAid satellite communications, 18-inch wheels, an iPod integration kit and the in-dash CD changer.

performance & mpg

All 2008 C300 models are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 228 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic is standard on the C300 Luxury and optional on the C300 Sport, which comes with a six-speed manual. Mercedes estimates a 0-60-mph time of around 7 seconds. All C-Class models come standard with rear-wheel drive except for the C300 4Matics, which are all-wheel-drive.

The C350 Sport is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The seven-speed automatic is the only transmission choice. In track testing, we clocked the C350 from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, which is certainly quick, but unremarkable compared to the BMW 335i and Infiniti G35. Mercedes estimates fuel economy to be 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the C350 and 18/25 mpg for a rear-drive C300 with an automatic transmission.

safety

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with a full load of standard safety equipment, including front side airbags, full-length curtain airbags, active front head restraints, stability control, traction control and adaptive antilock brakes that feature brake assist, brake drying, pre-pressure and hill-start assist.

driving

In a straight line, the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C350 are no quicker than the cars they replace. However, the C-Class' substantially revised chassis has dramatically improved the steering's precision and feel. There's now useful information channeled through the chunky steering wheel. In terms of overall dynamics, this C-Class comes closer to the vaunted BMW 3 Series than ever before. Despite its sportier character, the C-Class is never harsh on the road, and gobbles up miles of freeway with aplomb. The C300 Luxury rides a little softer than the Sport versions and has a quieter exhaust system, resulting in a more serene driving environment.

Read our 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test

interior

Although beautifully crafted, the C-Class cabin can come off as a little austere and a bit bland. The previous and awkward-to-use version of Mercedes' COMAND system has been replaced by a smart new iteration that combines physical dash buttons with a mouselike controller and a large LCD screen that pops out of the dash upon startup. When equipped with the Multimedia Package, the C-Class is transformed into a mobile sound studio -- and movie theater. A built-in hard drive not only powers the navigation system, it can also store up to 4GB (almost 1,000 songs) of MP3 files. With the car in park, the car can also play DVDs through the pop-up LCD screen and superb Logic 7 surround-sound system. The 2008 C-Class has grown up only ever so slightly from the last generation, so it's still on the small side compared to others in its class. Trunk capacity is 12.4 cubic feet, which can be expanded with the optional split-folding rear seats.

Top consumer reviews

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

Benz-no-More?
benznomore, 11/19/2013
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
Frank Allen, 8/10/2016
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
Harry, 7/21/2016
This model will give you sudden steering wheel lock without notices nor alerts. Easy cost you $1,600 to prepare only at dealership.
Have it for 7 Years and loved it
Raj, 8/4/2015
Have it for 7 Years and loved it , No Major repairs except once had an issue with Key and costed $1000
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
268 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
228 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
228 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
228 hp @ 6000 rpm
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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

More about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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.

Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

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