Mercedes Benz CLK-Class Models and CLK-Class History

The CLK-Class was introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1998, offering an all-new sports coupe for customers with a beefy V6 engine. For 1999, a new convertible version was introduced of the CLK-Class. In 2000, the ultra-premium CLK-430 convertible debuted offering supercar like features for the right price. Model years 2001-2002 saw subtle changes only. A revised CLK-Class was released in 2003, boasting a new front grille, a more powerful V8 engine and more options. While 2004 didn’t see many changes, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system was made standard in 2005, along with a new lighting package and new trim level options. The CLK320 was renamed to the CLK350 for 2006, with a new V6 engine and shiny 17” wheels. All V8 engine models got a serious boost in horsepower for 2007, with the V8 now delivering 475 hp in the CLK63. The addition of the CLK63 AMG Black Series was the big news for 2008, with a mind-blowing 6.2-liter V8 engine that could churn out 500 hp. Standard heated front seats, a CD changer in the glove box and updates to upper trim levels rounded out the changes for 2009.

New and Used CLK-Class Prices, Mercedes Benz CLK-Class Model Years and History

In the ranks of a luxury performance car, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class features a stylish ride, powerful engines and comfortable seating for up to four occupants.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a luxury sporty two-door car that is available as a coupe or a convertible.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 5 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.8
Fuel Economy
 4.8
Interior Comfort
 4.8
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.8

A two-door luxury sports car with a range of engines, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is available as a coupe or convertible in the 350 and 550 trims, or strictly as a drop-top in the powerful AMG63 trim.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, a luxury two-door sports car, is wearing a new grille and taillights and is available as a coupe or convertible both of which seat four passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 4.5

Slightly smaller than the CL, the 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a two-door luxury car available as a sporty coupe or convertible with seating for up to five passengers.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.2
Fuel Economy
 3.2
Interior Comfort
 3.8
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.2

A luxury sports car, the 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is available as a coupe or convertible both of which have improved handling for the new model year.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 2.3
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a luxury two-door sports car that sits below the CL and is available as a coupe or a convertible.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.5
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a two-door luxury sports car that is available as a coupe or soft-top convertible.
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 3.3
Fuel Economy
 2.7
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 3.2
Dependability
 3.5
Handling
 3.5
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.2

A luxury sports car available as a coupe or convertible, the 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class comes standard with items such as keyless entry, heated seats, and cruise control.
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.4
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.9
Overall Rating
 4.9

The 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a two-door luxury sports car available as a coupe or convertible and with seating for four passengers.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 3.7
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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