Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe (2002 - 2009) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
The CLK goes down the 'looking good' rather than 'feeling sporty' coupé route. Its sleeker shape and big pillarless doors lend it a more sophisticated air than a Mercedes saloon.

2.5 out of 5

Running costs

Mercedes servicing rates are particularly high but residual values are impressive so used values should hold up well. Fuel and insurance costs will depend upon your extravagance in the engine department - the CLK500 only averages 25mpg and is group 20 insurance.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,377 - £1,951 *


£1,152 - £1,376 *

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 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

According to on board computer.


Three years/unlimited miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£240.00 - £580.00

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 out of 5

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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 CLK is quite a polluting model. With an average of 226g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a little high for a sports coupe. The best model is the C220 CDI which emits 169g/km of CO2 and returns 44mpg.

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