2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  -  $32,475


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $32,475
Base Invoice: $30,263
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 3.0L Sport RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: C300 Sport Sedan
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model Highlights

The new, redesigned 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a more rakish appearance yet also has a roomy interior; overall, it's about four inches longer and two inches wider than the model it replaces. It's now offered with two engines--designated C300 and C350--and in two quite different models. The Sport model is geared more towards sharp handling and a contemporary appearance, while the Luxury model is more comfort-oriented and more closely follows traditional Mercedes-Benz styling cues.

C300 models are powered by a 228-horsepower, 3.0L V6 engine, while the C350 has a 268-horsepower, 3.5L. A 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is also available on the C300 but not on the C350. The all-wheel drive is delivered through an all-new system that's integrated with the transmission and saves weight compared to the system used in previous model years.

The C300 can be had in Luxury or Sport guise, while the C350 is only offered as a Sport model. The C300 Sport has a 6-speed transmission with an optional seven-speed automatic. The rest of the models have the seven-speed standard.

Sport models get staggered-width 17-inch twin-spoke wheels, plus sport shocks, stiffer springs, and thicker stabilizer bars for a firmer ride and crisper handling. They also ride a half-inch lower. Inside, Sport models get a three-spoke steering wheel in place of the Luxury's four-spoke design, and aluminum (C300) or Birdseye maple (C350) trim in place of the burl walnut.

The instrument panel on the new C-Class has been redesigned with three round--rather than arced--gauges for a sportier, more traditional appearance, and there's now a 12-function information display included.

Safety features are as expected, with ESP stability control, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, and six air bags among the standard features; active front head restraints are also included.

A Bluetooth hands-free calling interface is now standard across the model line, as is an eight-speaker, 100-watt sound system with CD/MP3 player. There are steering-wheel controls that apply both to the audio functions and to the available navigation system.

Top options include a COMAND screen-based interface, a navigation system, and a new Multimedia Package, which includes four gigabytes of music-storage space--enough for about 1,000 songs. The system will also read music from a memory card, and the contents are automatically identified via a built-in Gracenote music database.


Value Writeup

The new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about four inches longer and two inches wider than the model it replaces, and with the interior reconfigured it's no longer one of the more cramped small luxury sedans. Its availability as a Luxury or Sport model--now with a quite different appearance for each--also increases the C-Class's appeal both to sport-sedan enthusiasts and to traditionalists who value ride and comfort more than performance.


Pros

Fashionable new look; available all-wheel drive; focused Luxury and Sport models.


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been completely redesigned for 2008, with an all-new look inside and out, revised suspension and steering systems, available all-wheel drive and a new seven-speed automatic transmission.

Most notably, the C-Class's lineup has been consolidated to focused Sport and Luxury models, which differ significantly cosmetically and mechanically. Sport models are most easily distinguished from Luxury models by their different grille and front end; they get a large integral emblem rather than a conventional hood ornament and chromed grille, which the Luxury models have.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
313.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
452.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000

Trans Order Code
411

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.10

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
89.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
33.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Wheelbase
108.7 in

Length, Overall
182.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
56.3 in

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3527 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.6 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.86 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V465000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2007

Component
SEAT BELTS:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected
5823

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH SOME OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELTS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE LAP-BELT LOCKABILITY REQUIREMENT WHICH ENABLES THE LAP BELT PORTION OF THE BELT TO BE LOCKED BY THE USER TO FACILITATE THE USE OF OLDER NON-LATCH DESIGN CHILD RESTRAINT DEVICES.

Consequence
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS SITUATION MAY CAUSE THE LOCKING MECHANISM NOT TO PERFORM AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD FOR USE WITH OLDER NON-LATCH CHILD RESTRAINTS.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL POTENTIALLY AFFECTED SEAT BELTS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V177000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 11, 2014

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
252,867

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 C300, C300 4Matic, C350, and C63 AMG vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, through July 13, 2011. In the affected vehicles, a poor electrical ground connection may result in the dimming or failure of the tail lights.

Consequence
Dimming or failure of the tail lights reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping or turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holders if not previously updated and replace any corroded connectors, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in June 2014. A second letter will be mailed when parts are available, currently expected to be in August or September 2014. Owners may contact Mercedes at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V363000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
199,705

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 C300 Sedan, C300 4matic Sedan, C350 Sedan, C63 AMG Sedan vehicles, 2010-2011 GLK350, GLK350 4-Matic and E350 Coupe vehicles, 2011 SLS AMG, E350 Convertible, E550 Coupe and E550 Convertible vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, MBUSA is recalling certain model year 2008 C300 Sedan, C350 Sedan, C63 AMG Sedan and C300 4-Matic Sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally s...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag modules, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in July 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver
To Be Rated

Frontal Passenger
To Be Rated

Side Driver
To Be Rated

Side Rear Passenger
To Be Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Rear wheel drive

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Independent 3-link front suspension-inc: sport coil springs over sport gas- pressurized shock absorbers, anti-dive geometry

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension-inc: separate sport coil springs, sport gas-pressurized shock absorbers

Lower sport suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

P225/45R17 front all-season performance tires

P245/40R17 rear all-season performance tires

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel

17" x 7.5" front 7-dual-spoke aluminum wheels

17" x 8.5" rear 7-dual-spoke aluminum wheels

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Pwr perforated & ventilated front & ventilated rear disc brakes

Polished chrome exhaust tips

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch express open/close

AMG front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts & rear apron

Halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing

Front halogen fog lamps

Single rear red fog lamp

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override

Pwr heated mirrors

MB-Tex upholstery

8-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: adjustable lumbar, active head restraints

Front sport seats

Aluminum trim

Front/rear floormats

Leather-trimmed steering wheel w/multi-function controls

4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

5" central controller display w/retractable cover

Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings

Instrumentation-inc: fuel & coolant temp gauge, clock, tachometer

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: trunk open, panic alarm, fuel-filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock

Cruise control

Alarm system

Engine immobilizer

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/CD-player-inc: MP3 capability, (8) speakers, Bluetooth interface for hands-free phone

Glovebox auxiliary audio input jacks

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor

Rear seat heating ducts

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed & exterior temp

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Front/rear cupholders

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lamps

Night security illumination

Aluminum shift knob

City 18/hwy 26 (3.0L engine/6-speed auto trans)

City 18/hwy 25 (3.0L engine/7-speed auto trans)

City 13/hwy 19 (3.0L FFV engine/7-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature

Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Front side-impact airbags

3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts-inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter

Rear 3-point seat belts w/outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment

Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child safety rear door locks

Emergency interior trunk release handle

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Front/rear crumple zones

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override

 
SPORT PKG
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/TOUCH SHIFT
$1,440

 
MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$710

 
P1 PKG
$1,400

 
P2 PKG
$2,750

 
MULTIMEDIA PKG
$2,950

 
TELE AID
$650

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$450

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,000

 
18" AMG 5-SPLIT SPOKE WHEELS
$1,000

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