Used Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe (2008 - 2010) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
The CLC is the cheapest Mercedes-Benz coupe on sale and offers buyers affordable access to a sporty premium car. Despite a name change and more than 1000 new components, it's essentially a facelifted C-Class Sports Coupe with revised engines.

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

Mercedes-Benz has fine-tuned the C-Class Sports Coupe’s ageing engines, but the CLC can't compete with the BMW 1-Series’ significantly lower emissions and better fuel economy. This means dearer road tax and more frequent trips to the fuel pumps for owners. Mercedes servicing is also renowned for being very expensive, even by premium car standards.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,375 - £2,062 *


£1,173 - £1,504 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

According to on board computer.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£170.00 - £585.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The CLC’s engines are greener than before and every model, except C350, emits less CO2 and returns better fuel economy. As you'd expect the diesels are eco-friendliest: the CLC 200 CDI emits 152g/km CO2 and achieves 48mpg. The CLC’s green credentials aren’t class-leading, but a worthwhile improvement nonetheless.

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