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.
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 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.