Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupé (02-09) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4
The CLK goes down the 'looking good' rather than 'feeling sporty' coupé route. Its sleeker shape and big pillarless doors lend it a more sophisticated air than a Mercedes saloon.

Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupé (02-09)
Stylish image, excellent build quality, good choice of engines including excellent diesels
Cramped rear seats, expensive options, not as desirable as convertible

New price range:

£28,735 - £49,240

Used price range:

£1,814 - £12,134

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The CLK goes down the 'looking good' rather than 'feeling sporty' coupé route. Its sleeker shape and big pillarless doors lend it a more sophisticated air than a Mercedes saloon. It's a competent driver and the more powerful variants can call upon considerable straight-line performance. But it feels more at home cruising to boutiques and beauty parlours or commanding respect in the office car park rather than chasing down twisty roads. Changes in 2005 introduced new six-cylinder engines and two new diesels, including the excellent 320 CDI model.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The whole package. It's just a world class car all round and represents incredible value for money.  

5 out of 5

Mark Newman ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Everything together make this car like driving a cloud with a jet engine. It can drive like a sports car of a limousine, depending on what mood you're in.  

5 out of 5

Mark Newman ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

 The large opening doors. For a 2 door coupe it was surprisingly easy to get friends, children and luggage into and out of the rear seats.  

4 out of 5

Richard Glencross ,   05 Feb 2014    ... read more

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