Isn't W referring to Sedan (obviously when S refers to Wagon, which I guess is not available for the US market on the 204 class). If this was the case, there would not be any difference between the two, as such.I'm looking into purchasing a 2008 Sports Sedan C300W
What's the difference between the two types of Sports Sedan's C300 and C300W.
What does the "W" stand for?...
That's right. In the parts of the world that get both sedan, coupe and station wagon versions of the C, W just means sedan, to differentiate it from the station wagon and coupe.PoCoMotion is correct: W is 4 door, C - coupe, A - convertible Cabriolet and S is the wagon.
It is V for the US S-class because the W-model is not sold in the US. They still put the V just like they put the W for the C350 even if no wagon (S) model (or 4-matic) is sold in the US.It can change as you change class, as the S class breaks down like this:
S550V would be a standard US model S550 with rear wheel drive. (notice the V instead of W on the S class, I don't know why, that's just how it is.)
S55V4 is the 4matic version of the S class in the US.