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impressive attributes that you don't expect from a Mercedes
Remove the hero costume...it [is] as humble as the C-Class
a mobile sound studio -- and movie theater
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG comes equipped with a raft of standard gear and offers a few cutting-edge options.
BusinessWeek reports that the base Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has "all sorts of standard gear: power everything, a sunroof, Sirius satellite radio, an AM/FM/CD player [as well as] leather seats." The "previous and awkward-to-use version of Mercedes' COMAND system" has been greatly simplified, according to Edmunds; the AMG Mercedes now features "physical dash buttons with a mouselike controller and a large LCD screen that pops out of the dash upon startup."
TheCarConnection.com notes some mixed reviews on the subject optional features. One thing is certain: You'll pay plenty for extras on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. ConsumerGuide notes that these range from "mundane features like metallic paint ($710) and a CD changer ($450)" to more useful options such as the Tele Aid communications link ($450). At over $1,000, the Premium 2 package adds "bi-xenon headlamps, heated headlamp washers, and a power rear-window shade" to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
Audiophiles who simply must have the latest and greatest stereo sound system in their AMG Mercedes will pay almost $3,000 extra for a CD changer, Harman-Kardon Logic 7 audio, and a voice-controlled navigation system with seven-inch power-retracting dashboard screen. Edmunds reports that the Multimedia Package transforms the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG "into a mobile sound studio -- and movie theater," with a built-in, 4GB hard drive and DVD capability (these only appear on the pop-up LCD screen when the vehicle is in park). This package also includes the "superb Logic 7 surround-sound system" and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has enough high-tech gadgets and conveniences to satisfy the most demanding technophile.