1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 16, 1997

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 16, 1997

Coupe sales, we are told, are slipping slowly but steadily down theporcelain bowl. Yet Mercedes-Benz, noted assembler of luxury sedans, has introduced a coupefor 1998, a two-door CLK to join the C2... Read full review

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on December 5, 1997

Los Angeles Times's view

By Paul Dean on December 5, 1997

The magic of Mercedes-Benz is its penchant for aiming vehicles at overcrowded niches or faded markets--and proving, as Mark Twain suspected, that pessimism is simply a name that men of weak nerves... Read full review

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on January 15, 1998

Orlando Sentinel's view

By Richard Truett on January 15, 1998

In the 1990s, Chrysler has been the world's hottest car company in terms of rolling out one critically acclaimed vehicle after another. At the very least, that honor must now be shared with Me... Read full review


The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on August 2, 1998

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on August 2, 1998

If I could sing "Falling In Love Again" in German, as they do in Mercedes Benz commercials, I would. The CLK is a marvelous mix of styling, technology and speed. It also makes little sense in th... Read full review

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on February 2, 1997

IndyStar.com's view

By George Moore on February 2, 1997

In the area of coupes, Mercedes is on a roll with its new CLK model.Apparently believing the adage, "The early bird gets the worm," Mercedes is badging the two-door as a 1998 model. It will arrive ... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on May 9, 1998

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on May 9, 1998

We were traveling with a fast crowd. This was the Mercedes-Benz Copperstate 1000 car rally, a four-day lap around northern Arizona in the company of vintage Ferraris, Jaguars, Porsches, Corvettes a... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on August 21, 1998

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on August 21, 1998

The four-eyed face of the Mercedes-Benz CLK looks like a baby E-class sedan, but slide behind the wheel and the snug fit of its cockpit-like interior reinforces the fact that it is smaller and spor... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on December 17, 1997

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on December 17, 1997

If you've just won the lottery or invest with the skill of a Warren Buffet, check out the Mercedes-Benz CL-series - a large, heavy coupe with a $135,300 sticker (happily, there are no options ... Read full review