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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?...
 

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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?...
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.
 

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I think it just that in the US market the C300 is the Luxury Model/Trim and the C300W is the Sport Model with the AMG trim body/wheel/trim pieces.
 

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Never heard of a C300W.
 

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Which country?
I am pretty sure that Mercedes doesn't change their internal codes and abbreviations from country to country. I think that you are confusing MB with Toyota. :D
 

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PoCoMotion is correct: W is 4 door, C - coupe, A - convertible Cabriolet and S is the wagon.
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.

Nothing to do with Sport or Luxury
 

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This is good to know. I took my car in on Tuesday for the Power Steering recall, and noticed on the invoice my model as C350W.
 

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C300W is Rear Wheel Drive sedan, C300W4 is 4matic sedan, C350W (only option, as it's only RWD). 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.

E class:
E350W (RWD sedan), E350W4 (4matic sedan), E550W, E550W4, etc.
E wagon for example, yes, it's the S, but it's a 4matic only in the US this year, so all wagons are E350S4. (4matic E350 wagon).

The old CLKs for example... CLKA is convertible, CLKC is coupe.

SL class is SL550R (roadster), SLS AMG gullwing, SLSC (coupe).

These are internal designations for the most part, you see them on invoices, actual option lists, any locate order through the Netstar system. Some VIN decoders on automotive classifieds website will show these notations, you'll see it in lots of internal company correspondence, for example, the monthyl 'specials' information, lease rate tables, etc. it's a different lease for the C300W, C300W4, C350W, etc.

Ahhh, the little things we learn.
 

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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.
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.

V refers to the long wheelbase model, other markets have the short wheelbase W221 in addition to the V221 (both are often called W221, specifically if the wheelbase makes no difference to the topic).
 

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c300w- rear wheel drive c
c300w4-4matic c
its just how mb codes their cars, take a look at your paperwork, it will be on there!
other cars:
s550v-rear wheel drive s class
s550v4-4matic s class

e350w-rear wheel drive e class
e350w4-4matic e class
e350s4-4matic c wagon
e350a-e convert
e350c-e coupe
 
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