Mercedes-Benz CLK

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Two generations of Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class were sold between 1997 and 2009 offering seating for four in stylish two-door coupe and cabriolet bodies, competing against models such as the two-door BMW 3 Series models and, later on, the Audi A5.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe (02-09)
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG (02-09)
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (98-03)
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe (97-02)

Two generations of Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class were sold between 1997 and 2009 offering seating for four in stylish two-door coupe and cabriolet bodies, competing against models such as the two-door BMW 3 Series models and, later on, the Audi A5.

Introduced to replace the then E-Class coupes and cabriolets the Mercedes CLK was part of a widening of the firm’s range, with many models spun off with different names. The CLK initials are derived from ‘coupe, luxus, kurz’ in Franco-German, meaning ‘coupe, luxury, short’, indicating they sat below the larger CL-Class coupe in the Mercedes hierarchy.

Although the Mercedes CLK tended to look like sportier, sleeker versions of their contemporary E-Class saloons and estates, their underpinnings are more closely aligned to the smaller C-Class.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 2003 - 2009

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 2003 - 2009

New price range:
£32,170 - £52,630

Used price range:
£962 - £5,267

Looks great with the roof up or down, very refined, strong performance, good to drive
Expensive to run, no diesels in the line-up, poor manual gearbox

Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1998 - 2003

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1998 - 2003

New price range:
£29,785 - £44,047

Used price range:
£426 - £1,975

Quality; safety; style
Dull steering

Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG 2002 - 2009

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG 2002 - 2009

New price range:
£58,800 - £99,217

Used price range:
£982 - £59,290

Sublime performance, great sounding engines, handles well, available as a soft top
Expensive to run, poor fuel economy, rather brash image

Mercedes-Benz CLK Competitors

BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series

Audi Cabriolet

Audi Cabriolet