The baby Benz has, in fact, come a long way, baby. And that’s the thrust of our test drive this week of the new C-Class, where we dodged bullet-like fragments of terra cotta roofs in Spain to bring you the first test drive. After sampling the C300 and C350 V-6 editions and the upcoming AMG model, publisher TCC Team confirms that the new C-Class has the reflexes it needs to hang with BMW’s 3-Series.
“The 3.5-liter V-6 launches like a cat,” he says. “It is quick and confident, boasting 0-60 times of 6.3 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 130 mph.
“Our conclusion: with the AMG suspension package, the new C-Class does a good judge chasing its arch-rival, the 3-Series.
“The new, fourth-generation C-Class is just about everything earlier buyers would have liked: it’s stylish, swift and lavishly-equipped, even without all the option packages.”
What more do you need, a full review? Fine, then. Have it.
TCC DRIVES: 2008 BENZ C-CLASS—TheCarConnection.com