2008 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor

2008 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor
2008 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C180 Kompressor entry-level model will soon arrive to official dealers carrying a price stick of mere €29,988. Churning out healthy 156 hp of power and whole 230 Nm of torque, the car comes equipped with either a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox and takes less than 10 seconds to go from zero to 100 km/h. Not really impressive if you compare it to some AMG monster, but, well, performance nicely matches the price.

Although the previous version of the popular sports sedan was a hundred Euros cheaper, the new model is actually more affordable, because, for extra €119 you get more horsepower and much longer list of standard equipment.

However, just like it is always the case with Mercedes-Benz, the price skyrockets if you choose a model with a larger engine and/or better interior.

For example, the MB C350 sedan, which is equipped with almost twice more powerful engine, starts at a hefty price of €44,327. And that’s almost barebones!

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class family comes with even more safety features, including Agility Control package, Adaptive Brake system, driver’s kneebag, and new brake lights that flash rapidly in the event of emergency braking. New vehicles also feature the new Thermatic 2-zone climate control system.

The 2008 C-Class may be ordered not only with standard Classic package but also in more advanced Elegance and Avantgarde trims, which add some €2,000 to €2,118 to the price depending on the engine option.

Of course, there is also the AMG package available, which costs from €2,124 to €3,439 and includes such pieces of equipment as AMG body styling, sport suspension, speed-sensitive power steering, 17-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, sports seats, sports pedals and three-spoke leather steering wheel.

The price list for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class goes as follows (ex-works incl. VAT):

Model Power output Price
C180 Kompressor 115 kW/156 hp €29,988
C200 Kompressor 135 kW/183 hp €32,070
C230 150 kW/204 hp €34,450
C280 170 kW/231 hp €35,640
C350 200 kW/272 hp €44,327
C200 CDI 100 kW/136 hp €31,892
C220 CDI 125 kW/170 hp €34,212
C320 CDI 165 kW/224 hp €40,757

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