Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review – Research New & Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Models | Edmunds

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Throughout of the 1980s and ’90s, Mercedes to focus strictly on the business of the luxury spectrum. With the of one stratospherically priced roadster, seemed to be a secondary concern, and was nary a two-door to be found. The CLK-Class put an end to that.

Born as a first and a cabriolet (convertible) the CLK combined a curvy, low-slung with four-seat practicality at a digestible to the moderately wealthy To no one’s surprise, it was a hit.

recently, however, Mercedes to replace the CLK with the similar coupe and convertible. But this Benz remains an appealing option. Offering refined manners, a sufficient amount of and the expected levels of Mercedes-Benz safety and prestige, the CLK is certainly considering.

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Produced from the second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class in coupe form as the CLK320 3.2-liter V6), CLK500 5.0-liter V8) and CLK55 AMG (362-hp V8). Convertible equivalents to all joined for 2004. In 2005, the switched from a five-speed to the current seven-speed automatic and this was also the last the CLK55 AMG was available in coupe (and the year the navigation switched from a CD-based to a unit).

For 2006, the CLK320 the CLK350 (268-hp 3.5-liter V6) and got the seven-speed, while in 2007 the and CLK55 converted to the CLK550 5.4-liter V8) and CLK63 AMG (475-hp respectively. For 2008, the AMG coupe but only in limited-edition Black form with a 500-hp V8, a suspension and a six-figure price Both the CLK63 AMG and the Black were dropped for 2009.

Notable standard equipment on the CLK alloy wheels, leather power seats, dual-zone control and a power tilt-and-telescoping wheel. Major options a sport appearance package, a system, an upgraded Harman audio system and keyless Interior accommodations were in CLK coupes, thanks to their design, while CLK convertibles had a power-operated cloth top.

In to the extra power, V8 models a body kit, different-colored pieces and paddle shifters for the transmission.

In reviews, we noted the relaxed driving character of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class made it of a grand touring car than a coupe. The steering was slower we’d like, but overall, the CLK fairly nimbly while comfortably. It was plenty quick,

As a pre-owned option, there’s a lot to in the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class if you value the ownership experience.

Past CLK-Class Models

The first-generation CLK was produced for the 1998-2002 model in coupe form, while the was available from 1999-2003. debuted as a CLK320 powered by a 3.2-liter V6. The CLK430 variant, by a 275-hp 4.3-liter V8, arrived a later.

The high-performance CLK55 AMG and its 342-hp 5.4-liter V8 joined the in 2001. Its convertible equivalent in 2002, and both went at year’s end.

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All models had standard leather, automatic climate control, keyless entry, a Bose stereo, power seats memory, front seat airbags and antilock brakes. models added 17-inch aero enhancements and different-colored items. CLK55 AMGs further with a stiffer performance exhaust, xenon a sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, front seats, front heaters and a rear sunshade.

The changes came for 1999, stability control became on the CLK430 and optional on the CLK320. In this safety feature standard across the board, as did new TeleAid emergency communications Also, the five-speed automatic on all models gained a manual

The original Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class drive as nicely as the current Power wasn’t the issue, as all of this generation were performers. In reviews at the time, we issue with the transmission, often second-guessed the driver’s and delivered badly timed

In addition, the brake pedal was on the side, and the CLK’s old-fashioned steering setup was numb and On the highway, the car always felt and composed, however. Actual distances were excellent,

Besides that, the CLK55 AMG was then the quickest production in history, hitting 60 mph in 5 seconds

Our gripes on the inside concerned the of a tilt steering wheel, rear-seat headroom and the complexity of of the controls. CLK Cabriolets suffered cramped rear legroom, rear visibility and a power top wasn’t fully automatic of which were improved on the CLK).

In general, we still think the BMW 3 coupes and convertibles of the time more rewarding cars to not to mention less expensive. if we were buying a CLK, our would be either the CLK320 or the The Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG, as as it was, didn’t offer a big performance enhancement to justify its hike.

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