COMAND 2.0 - 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Long-Term Road Test

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

2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport: COMAND 2.0

February 25, 2008

2008 MB C300 -- Brent Romans

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard with a new control interface that utilizes a wheel-based controller and a pop-up display monitor. It's very similar to the interface that debuted on the current S-Class, and it's vastly better than Mercedes' previous-generation COMAND navigation interface.

In driving our C300 for about two weeks, I never had to crack the owner's manual on how to figure something out. It's not as effortless to use as I might have hoped – I often found myself hunting in menus for certain functions and spending too much time moving the wheel controller around since the display isn't touchscreen.

But overall it's pretty good interface, and it's certainly better than iDrive.

2008 MB C300 -- Brent Romans

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 6,850 miles

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