Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
aka W209
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Production 1997- 2009
Class Mid size Luxury Sport
Body Style 2 door, 4 passenger coupe and convertible
Length 183.2 inches
Width 68.5 inches
Height 55.6 inches
Wheelbase 106.9 inches
Weight 3,845 lbs.
Transmission 5 speed Automatic
7 speed Automatic, RWD
Engine 1.8 liter inline 4
2.1 liter diesel inline 4
3.0 liter diesel v6
3.0 liter v6
3.2 liter v6
3.5 liter v6
5.0 liter v8
5.5 liter v8
6.2 liter v8
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar **BMW 6 Series

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a class of medium-sized luxury rear-wheel drive coupés and convertibles. Major models include the CLK320, CLK500, and CLK55 AMG. The CLK55 AMG's 270 kW (367 PS) V8 engine is the most powerful. Both generations of the CLK-Class utilize the Mercedes-Benz W208 chassis. The CLK's unique platform borrows from both the C-Class and E-Class. Inspiration for the CLK-Class came from the E-Class coupé and convertible produced from 1994–1995.

In 2010, the CLK nameplate will be retired in favor of a new naming system for the entire Mercedes-Benz product line. The E-Class based W212 CLK will henceforth be named the E-Class Coupe.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review.

Recent Changes

  • For June 2007, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the limited edition Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series. It sports a 6.2-liter V8 built and designed by AMG, with 507 bhp @ 6800 rpm and 465 lb-ft @ 5250 rpm of torque mated to Mercedes' AMG-tuned SpeedShift 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic gearbox with sequential shifting.

Styles and Major Options

The CLK Class is avalible as a convertible.


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CLK350 Cabriolet CLK550 Cabriolet
$56,100 $68,400
$52,200 $59,000

Gas Mileage

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

CLK350 CLK500
17/25 15/21

Engine and Transmission

The CLK350 has a 3.5 Liter V6 engine.Its constructed with 3,498-cc DOHC 24-valve alloy cylinder block. The CLK550 has a 5.5 Liter DOHC 32 Valve V8 engine wih a 5,461-cc alloy cylinder block.


The CLK350 has a net power of 268 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Its net torque is 258 lb-ft at 2,400 - 5,000 rpm. It can go from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The CLK550 has a net power of 382 horsepower at 6,000 rmp. Its net torque is 391 lb-ft at 2,800 - 4,800 rpm. It can go from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.


The CLK Class needs frequent scheduled maintenance.


The CLK Class base has a Integrated Restraint System, Dual stage front airbags, Occupant Classification System (OCS, Emergency Tensioning Device, Tele Aid Automatic Collision Notification, Universal LATCH system and Active Front Head Restraints.




    • Metallic Majestic Black
    • Metallic Obsidian Black
    • Metallic Capri Blue
    • Metallic Storm Red
    • Metallic Pewter
    • Metallic Steel Gray
    • Metallic Iridium Silver
    • Metallic Indium Silver
    • Black
    • Mars Red
    • Artic White


    • Black Leather
    • Stone Leather
    • Ash Leather
    • Black Leather Sport
    • Black/Cappuccino Leather Sport
    • Stone/Black Leather Sport
    • Black Ash Leather Sport


    • Burn Walnut Wood
    • Burn Ash Wood

Soft Top:

    • Black
    • Blue
    • Grey

Main Competitors

Unique Attributes

Mercedes Benz CLK was the Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe from 2003 to 2009 but used a different name but from the 2010 Model its going to be continued into the E Class Coupe.


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Resale Values

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2010-present (W212)

See Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe for more details

2003–2009 (W209)

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG cabriolet

The CLK coupe was redesigned for 2003, with the cabriolet following in 2004. The current generation of the CLK-Class is 2.4 inches (61 mm) longer, 0.7 inches (18 mm) wider and 1.1 inch (28 mm) higher than its predecessor.

  • The CLK320 features a 3.2 L, 18-valve single overhead cam (SOHC) V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$46,000 for the coupe and US$53,600 for the cabriolet. The CLK320 was replaced by the CLK350 for 2006.
  • The CLK350 features a 3.5 L, 24-valve duel overhead cam (DOHC) V6 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$45,750 for the coupe and US$53,700 for the cabriolet.
  • The CLK500 features a 5.0 L, 24-valve SOHC V8 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$54,600 for the coupe and US$62,200 for the cabriolet.
  • The CLK55 AMG features a 5.5 L, 24-valve SOHC V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$69,900 for the coupe and US$82,000 for the cabriolet. The CLK55 AMG coupe was dropped in North America after the 2005 model year, though the cabriolet is still offered.
  • The CLK63 AMG features a 6.3 L, 32-valve DOHC V8 and a 6-speed Manual Transmission also offered is an 7-speed Automatic transmission. The base price is US $90,325.
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG cabriolet

Each model seats four and includes an all-leather interior with burl walnut trim. While the CLK320 and CLK500 come with 17 inch (432 mm) alloy wheels, the CLK55 AMG sports 18 inch (457 mm) wheels. The cabriolets have a remote-operated automatic soft-top and sensor-controlled roll bars. The models all come standard with a Tele Aid emergency assistance system, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, 10-way power front seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Seven-channel digital surround sound comes standard. A Keyless Go system, navigation system, Parktronic system, and bi-xenon headlights are all available as options. All models come with four side airbags.

1998–2002 (W208)

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG cabriolet

The first-generation CLK was introduced in the 1998 model year. Less expensive than the sporty SL-Class convertibles, the first generation CLK cabriolet was the most successful convertible Mercedes-Benz ever offered; 41,520 were sold in the United States from 1999 to 2003, and more than 115,000 were sold throughout the world.

Models offered in the first generation were the CLK320, CLK430, and the CLK55 AMG. All were available in both coupe and convertible form.

The CLK320 coupe was introduced in the 1998 model year, powered by a 3.2 L V6 engine. The CLK320 cabriolet and the 4.3 L V8-powered CLK430 coupe appeared in 1999. A CLK430 cabriolet joined the lineup in 2000. The high-performance CLK55 AMG coupe was introduced in 2001, powered by a 5.4 L V8. The CLK55 AMG cabriolet became available in 2002, the last year of this body style.


The Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR was a V12 midengine race car developed for the 1997 FIA GT championships. It shared only lights and other exterior similarities with the normal CLK. Production of the required 25 road cars began in late 1998.

A special version of the CLK is the CLK DTM AMG sports car, which looks similar to the full race car for the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters racing series which has to use a normally aspirated 4.0L V8, limited to less than 500 hp. About 100 street cars were released for sale in Europe, using AMG's supercharged 5.5L V8, now producing 428 kW (582PS) and 800 Nm (590ft.lbf). The front and rear track are widened by 2.9 and 4.2 inches (74 and 11 mm) respectively, and special tires and suspension modifications allow the car to pull 1.35 g (13 m/s²) of lateral acceleration. 0-100 km/h acceleration is just 3.9 seconds, and top speed is 320 km/h (199 mph). In Germany, the car cost 236,060 euro after taxes.

In addition to hard top CLK DTM AMG, 100 convertible versions of CLK DTM were made for 2006 model year, titled Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet. Compared to the coupe version, a speed limiter further reduces its top speed to 300 km/h (likely due to the top not able to withstand higher wind forces safely).


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Design quirks and oddities

Mercedes-Benz claimed that the occupants in a CLK Cabriolet can be protected from a lightning strike as well as passengers in a car with a rigid roof. Recent lightning strike tests had shown that the longitudinal struts and cross members that make up the soft-top frame assembly act like a cage allowing the electric current to flow towards the outside of the car. This ensures the interior to remain a 'field-free zone'.


  • 2006 RACV Australia's Best Sports Car Over $57,000 (CLK350)


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