New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Priced under $32,000

Mercedes-Benz has radically redesigned its entry-level sedan for 2008. The new C-Class is upgraded in almost every way, besides its initial engine choices. The better news is that the 2008 C-Class’ pricing starts below last year’s equivalent models — to the tune of $2,200 less — but you’ll only enjoy those great savings if you want a manual transmission. The previously standard automatic will run $1,440 in the base model; it’s standard in the higher trim levels. Factoring that in, you’re still around $700 less for the ’08 model. With either transmission, the new C-Class is now priced below the BMW 3 Series, Lexus ES350 and Acura TL.

The C-Class has two models: the 228-hp C300 starts at $31,200, and the 268-hp C350 starts at $36,500. There is an additional $775 destination charge.

Standard equipment in the C300 includes a power sunroof, eight-way power front seats with lumbar support, two-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, Bluetooth and an LCD display screen.

The new C-Class goes on sale August 7, with all-wheel-drive models following in September. For full pricing and option package information, keep reading.

C-Class Base Price

  • C300 Sport Sedan: $31,200
  • C300 Luxury Sedan: $32,900
  • C350 Sport Sedan: $36,500

P1 Option Package — $1,400 (standard on C350) includes:
•    Satellite Radio
•    Heated Seats
•    Autodimming/folding mirrors
•    Garage Door Opener
•    Rain Sensor

P2 Option Package — $2,750 includes all of P1 features and:
•    Bi-Xenon Headlamps
•    Corner-Illuminating Foglamps
•    Split-Folding Rear Seat
•    Rear Sunshade

Multimedia Package — $2,700
•    COMAND Navigation
•    6-Disc DVD Changer
•    Harman/kardon LOGIC 7 Surround Sound
•    Voice Control

Stand Alone Options:
•    7-Speed Automatic (standard on C300 Lux and C350 Sport;): $1,440
•    6-Disc in-dash CD Changer:  $450
•    Panorama Sunroof : $1,000
•    Leather Upholstery: $1,550
•    TeleAid: $820
•    18″ AMG Split Spoke Alloy Wheels (RWD sport only): $1,000

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