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By Cars.com Staff
June 20, 2008
Vehicle Overview The CLK-Class is sold as either a convertible (Cabriolet) or a coupe. CLK competitors include the Jaguar XK and BMW 650.
New for 2009 For 2009, the CLK350 is available in a Grand Edition, a high-end trim level that's limited to 500 coupes and Cabriolets each. All models now come with standard heated seats and six-disc CD changers.
Exterior Mercedes-Benz's three-pointed star sits at the center of a low, wide grille. Twin ellipses form a single headlight unit on each side of the grille. Elegance is the CLK350's front-end theme, while sportiness takes precedence in the CLK550. The CLK is shorter and smaller than the Jaguar XK and BMW 650.
Chrome tip exhaust
Side-view door mirrors with turn-signal indicators
Redesigned 18-inch wheels in the AMG Sport Package
AMG wheels and unique body paint on Grand Edition
Interior The CLK holds four occupants on leather-upholstered seats; the rear seat is split and folds. Passenger volume measures 85.2 cubic feet. Grand Edition models include a brown leather interior with beige-stitched seams and aluminum trim (coupe) or dark brown ash trim (Cabriolet).
Automatic dual-zone air conditioning with a sun sensor
10-way power front seats and rain-sensing wipers
Harman Kardon seven-channel digital surround-sound stereo
Remote automatic trunk closer option
Under the Hood The CLK has several powertrain options:
268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 (258 pounds-feet of torque)
382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (391 pounds-feet of torque)
475-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (465 pounds-feet of torque)
Seven-speed automatic transmission
Safety Cabriolet models disguise sensor-controlled roll bars as head restraints. When front occupants close their doors, an arm extends to deliver the seat belt buckle.
Four side-impact airbags
Cabriolet's front-seat side-impact airbags provide head and thorax protection
Coupes have full-length side curtain airbags
Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Emergency assistance system
Optional parking radar
Featured Services for this Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class