2008 Mercedes C300 Sport Video
2008 Mercedes C300 Sport Video Transcript
>> The Mercedes C Class. You used to say, I can't afford an E Class, but now it's a whole new game. This '08 C300 is hot and the tech inside is very cool. Let's go inside and check that tech. [ music ]
>> This car is so completely redone inside, it's like getting into a baby S Class and I say that because the command interface is the good one. Not the outgoing crappy one that I've hated since it was originally on the market. So let's go module by module. Navigation system is an option on this car. You can see the map quality is outstanding, both in terms of the hardware and the dot pitch of the screen. Address entry is simple. You press the button. It's the most logical thing you would do and the first thing that comes up is enter an address and then you're off to the races with city, state. A couple niceties are a back button. It's just a great thing when you aren't going where you wanna go. Also a clear button right here, which is a nice way to clear fields. Now let's go to the audio system. I've got the ability to play CD's, MP3 CD's, DVD audio, you see I have a DVD video loaded here in slot number two. That obviously tells you I've got a 6 disk in dash changer. Again, that's part of a multi-media package, not stock. Look at number seven. Memory card. Here it is. This slot down here below the volume and power switch is a PC MCIA or PC card slot and that's the little ejector there that would pop out if you had a card in there. Now it gets even better. Check out number eight. The music register. HDD, hard disk drive. You've got four gigabytes of user addressable space to rip or store music to the drive in the car. So we've got a lot of stuff going on here. Now let's keep moving. Ipod adapter is available when you get the upgraded audio system, but what you do get on the base car is an auxiliary jack, as inconveniently mounted as humanly possible. Over here on the far right passenger side of the glove box. Now what kind of sound do you get from all these fabulous sources? Logic 7 Harmon Cardin is part of the upgraded multi-media package that I keep coming back to. Otherwise, you just have a basic sound system. Oh and check out the James Bondiness of the display in general. When it hides, it really hides, motoring down behind a really nice cover and when you wanna bring it back out, you do so. Okay, let's talk about hands free calling. It's a Blue Tooth system base on the new C Class. You add Teleaid if you want that version of OnStar if you will, for a few hundred dollars more. But the Blue Tooth base is very nice. And remember I've showed you, I have a DVD loaded in here right along side audio disk. Here I am playing a DVD, good looking screen. Interestingly, it's a rather liberal policy. I'm in the car, I've got it on, I'm in park. I can take off the parking brake, I can get into gear. This car only blanks out the screen, once you actually start to move the car. Now let's talk about motive power for the new C300's. The base car, which is called the Sport with rear wheel drive, comes with a 6 speed automatic, all the other cars, luxury or all-wheel drive variants, have a 7 speed automatic. The engine's the same on all the cars, 3 liter, V-6, 24 valves, sequential port, fuel injection, 228 horsepower, about 221 on the foot pounds. Mileage is 18/25 or there abouts. Okay, let's price our '08 C300. Base car is as little as 32,000, even a little bit less for the Sport, rear wheel drive. All the way up to almost 37,000 for the luxury, all-wheel drive with floormadic [assumed spelling]. Now the options. The big one. Multi-media package. Almost 3,000 dollars. You're gonna want that. That has most of the CNET style tech toys I showed you on this car and on top of that, you can add an iPod adapter for 375. On top of that, if you want Sirius Satellite Radio, you've gotta pony up 1,400 more for a luxury package that includes Sirius, but we don't see a way to get it a la carte. ^M00:03:48 [ music ]
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2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Review
The good: The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport represents an excellent value with a particularly usable cabin technology interface. Its voice command works well, and navigation is hard drive-based. The premium Harmon Kardon Logic7 stereo sounds very good.
The bad: We would like a bit more than 4GB of music storage, and access to cell phone contacts would be nice.
The bottom line: The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 covers cabin tech basics and drivability very well, without going over the top. Its imperturbable handling is good but doesn't generate much excitement, while its cabin tech gets the job done without many frills.
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Specs
Part number: 100912971
- Product Basic Spec