MercedesBenz CLKClass Review Research New & Used MercedesBenz…

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Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 C208

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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.

Most Recent Mercedes-Benz Models

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 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLK was produced for the model years in coupe while the convertible was available 1999-2003. Each debuted as a powered by a 215-hp 3.2-liter V6. The variant, motivated by a 275-hp V8, arrived a year later. The CLK55 AMG coupe and its 342-hp V8 joined the line in 2001. Its equivalent followed in 2002, and went away at year’s


Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 C208

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 first changes came for when stability control standard on the CLK430 and optional on the In 2000 this safety became standard across the as did Mercedes’ new TeleAid emergency system. Also, the five-speed transmission on all models gained a mode.

The original Mercedes-Benz didn’t drive as nicely as the one. Power wasn’t the as all CLKs of this generation fine performers. In reviews at the we took issue with the which often second-guessed the intentions and delivered badly shifts. In addition, the brake was on the spongy side, and the CLK’s recirculating-ball steering setup was and heavy. On the highway, the car always solid and composed, however. braking distances were too. Besides that, the AMG coupe was then the quickest Benz in history, hitting 60 mph in 5 flat.

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 the BMW 3 Series coupes and convertibles of the were more rewarding to drive, not to mention less Still, if we were buying a our choice would be either the or the CLK430. The Mercedes-Benz CLK55 as fast as it was, didn’t a big enough performance enhancement to its price hike.

If you are looking for older years, our used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 C208
Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 C208
Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 C208

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