The 2008 C-Class is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the C300 Sport Sedan to the C350 Sport Sedan.
Upon introduction, the C300 Sport Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 228-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The C350 Sport Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 268-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The 2008 C-Class is redesigned for 2008.