Not sure if I like the 2008 Mercedes C Class, it may grow on me, I don't know. They still have a stupid foot brake for their manuals. The design seems kinda mish-mashed, BMW 3 + Acura TL + their CL. The interior is kinda whacky too, copied some things from BMW's interior and kept some of their old weird dial interior. I don't know what's going on with Mercedes. It's still a Mercedes though — safe, fast, good engineering (w/ suspect reliability).
the 2007 C Class for comparison