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Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (2003-2009)

The Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet is a very stylish product. Build quality and equipment levels are impressive and the car has a great feeling of strength. Handling is composed and well mannered rather than exciting but performance is impressive, particularly from the 500. The AMG model is super fast but not the most satisfying drive. Still, one of the finest premium convertibles money can buy.

Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet Details

Production dates2003-2009
Luggage capacity 390 litres / 13.77 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 62 litres / 16.4 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles

Mercedes CLK 200 Kompressor Cabriolet

The CLK 200 Kompressor badge on this Cabriolet is a little decieveing as it is actually powered by a supercharged 1.8 litre petrol engine. The good news is that it produces enough power to make it entertaining to drive despite this being the bottom of the range. The handling is good and it makes a great long distance cruiser.

Mercedes CLK 200 Kompressor Cabriolet Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1796 cc
Power 184@5500 bhp
Torque 184@2800-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 5-spd auto
UK retail price from £33,411
UK insurance group 17

Mercedes CLK 200 Kompressor Cabriolet Performance

Max speed (manual) 144 mph / 232 kph
Max speed (auto) 143 mph / 230 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 9.3 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 9.6 seconds

Mercedes CLK 200 Kompressor Cabriolet Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 32.8 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 32.5 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 205 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 207 g/km

Mercedes CLK 280 Cabriolet

Mercedes CLK 280 Cabriolet is fast and sleek with a smooth running 3 litre V6 engine. The styling is subtle yet attractive and far prettier than the cars that have replaced it. It remains a classy and desirable car that is as enjoyable to drive as it is to look at.

Mercedes CLK 280 Cabriolet Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V6
Engine capacity 2996 cc
Power 231@6000 bhp
Torque 222@2500-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd auto
UK retail price from £37,135
UK insurance group 19

Mercedes CLK 280 Cabriolet Performance

Max speed (auto) 152 mph / 245 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.8 seconds

Mercedes CLK 280 Cabriolet Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 30.4 mpg

Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet

Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V6
Engine capacity 3498 cc
Power 272@6000 bhp
Torque 258@2400-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd auto
UK retail price from £41,504
UK insurance group 20

Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 6.7 seconds

Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 28 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 241 g/km

Mercedes CLK 500 Cabriolet

Mercedes CLK 500 Cabriolet Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 5491 cc
Power 388@6000 bhp
Torque 391@2800-4800 lb.ft
Transmission type 7-spd auto
UK retail price from £50,777
US retail price from $50,777
UK insurance group 20

Mercedes CLK 500 Cabriolet Performance

Max speed (auto) 155 mph / 249 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 5.3 seconds

Mercedes CLK 500 Cabriolet Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 24.4 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 275 g/km

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4 Owner Reviews

Do you drive a Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Mercedes Benz has 4 owner reviews.

  1. Philip Lawrence Philip Lawrence says:

    The CLK cab is a great car; comfortable, stylish and when necessary pretty pacey, but as the critics never tire of pointing out it’s not a sharp sports car, with hard suspension and race track handling. But where, may I ask, in the UK do you find these roads with no police, no mums and kids, no cameras, no cows in the road, no pot holes, no cyclists? The kind of roads that May, Clarkson et.al drive on are actually mythical. In the real world the CLK is an ideal car; excting when the opportunity permits, but equiped to deal with the constraints that even boy racers now face. But if you buy one prepare to be hated. My wife had an accident in a CLK a couple of years ago and was jeered at and booed by passing Bristolian motorists. We are a jealous lot us Brits.

  2. Ellen Callaghan Ellen Callaghan says:

    I have owned Mercedes for the last 28 years and have to say they are the best…the only thing you have to replace is the tyres! I have owned: E Class, C Class, S Class, CLK 200 (which I have had for the last 9 years) but now have replaced it with a 2009 CLK convertible just recently. Now need to part with my beloved CLK 2000 model…any takers ?

  3. anthony anthony says:

    in 2000 i met a friend anthony parsons cool kid we drove around in this bad ass. long story short his grandfather shot him at age 21 dead. very cool car. rip anthony parson houston texas. check it out true story. sad

  4. Simon Tuck Simon Tuck says:

    I’m now on my third Mercedes CLK. The first was a MK1 230 Kompressor coupe, the second a MK2 240 coupe and my current car is a MK2 2003 Mercedes CLK320 convertible with a factory fitted AMG body and wheel option. All three CLKs have been extremely reliable, however, the Mk2 with the more complex multi link suspension, have both needed the suspension overhauled at around 12 years old or 70,000 miles purely due to wear and age. From my experience, go directly to a Mercedes dealer for the suspension work and any non service items. Twice I went to non Mercedes garages who both failed to sort the suspension out, whereas the Mercedes garage sorted it out on first attempt. The cost for all four corners is around £1,000 but other than that, the cars are superb. My CLK240 coupe was sadly written off when a car drove into my rear at 30mph. The CLK was so strong, allowing me to just open the door and get out, whereas the car that hit me was very badly crunched up. Luckily the driver was OK. Immediately I went and bought another CLK. In a few years these cars will start climbing in value, so get one whilst they are still inexpensive. Coupe or convertible, a fabulous car.

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