2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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Key Specs

of the 2009 Mercedes‑Benz CLK‑Class. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance of V-8 models
  • Handling
  • Ride comfort
  • Solid, tight construction

The Bad

  • Rear visibility in convertible
  • Small tachometer
  • Backseat space
  • Operation of optional navigation system
  • V-8 fuel economy

Notable Features of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Standard heated seats
  • Standard six-disc CD changer
  • Limited-edition CLK350 available
  • AMG models discontinued

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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....
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



Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Hermoso y muy c�modo

by S.Perez from Houston Tx on October 13, 2018

Muy c�modo al conducir, su interior es excelente, muy hermoso a la vista, el color y su interior impecablemente limpio. Su exterior elegante y muy bien cuidado. Estoy fascinado con el veh�culo. Read full review

(5.0)

If you want to drive a comfortable car, try clk

by Fredy from Maryland on May 28, 2018

The Clk is a great comfortable car. The clk 350 is great on gas reliable. You can test drive. You will really enjoy driving a v6 engine from Mercedes. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CLK-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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