Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

About Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The CLK is Mercedes-Benz's mid-level premium coupe and convertible line. Although the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK costs significantly more than its competition, the company believes the brand's name and engineering excellence justify the higher price. Styling, performance and luxury hold strong sway with consumers in these market categories, and the CLK Coupe and Cabriolet are prime examples. The CLK Coupe stands out from the few others in this segment by touting a pillarless hardtop design and a stunning profile. As the CLK350 and CLK550 clearly place luxury above any really serious performance ambitions, true driving enthusiasts may find more to like in the Audi S5 or BMW 3 Series.

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The limited-production Grand Edition CLK350 Coupe and Cabriolet arrive for 2009 wearing Palladium Silver (Coupe) or Diamond White paint (Cabriolet) with a Tobacco Brown leather interior. Only 1,000 units will reach dealer showrooms. All CLK models now feature as standard a six-disc CD changer and heated front seats.

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The limited-production 500-horsepower CLK63 AMG Black Series Coupe joins the line.

2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The CLK500 becomes the CLK550 as the 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 becomes the car's new engine. A new Sport Package includes 10-spoke, 17-inch wheels, shorter springs and perforated brake discs. The package is available on both the CLK350 and CLK550.

Consumer Reviews

By on Wednesday, April 2, 2008

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

"I have had convertibles for 30 years and nothing has touched the fun and class of this car (CLK350). Power is excellent (6 cyl. provides plenty of power), good gas mileage, more room than almost all luxury convertibles, turning radius excellent, top retracts quickly and smoothly. It is a delight to drive and I plan on getting a new one every 4 to 5 years."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Shameful disappointment

By on Wednesday, January 9, 2008

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

"I have a 2003 CLK500. It looks beautiful, however its beauty masks its lack of quality. The entire electrical system is brutally bad, so many sensors that have malfunctioned, the transmission sensors had to be replaced THREE times!!. The entire rear shade assembly was replaced, and don't get me started on the absolute GARBAGE quality of that third brake light. I guarantee if you have a MB, yours will shatter or fall apart. They are $180 each, and I just put the third replacement in at the dealer. I have had nowhere near the same number of problems with my Chevrolet Tahoe!!. The service at MB is awesome, but too many electrical problems to consider again. If you dont believe me, check out MB on Consumer Reports."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Going Back to Lexus

By on Sunday, November 4, 2007

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

"I've had my CLK for over 4 years now and I'm scared to death of the next time I'm going to have to go back to the dealer with another problem. I've had so many problems with this car since I've had it, mostly electrical glitches. It's been in the shop at least a dozen times. In the last few months, both catalytic converters needed to be replaced, about 6 weeks apart. Thank goodness all of the problems have been covered by warranty. I am selling the car and getting another Lexus which is what I had before I bought this car. I love the styling and the handling of this car but I'll never buy another Mercedes."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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