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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0


Stylish image, excellent build quality, good choice of engines including excellent diesels


Cramped rear seats, expensive options, not as desirable as convertible


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.

What owners say about this car

The control is second to known felt like i was on rails threw corners acceleration its 1.8 sport kommpressor it... Read owner review

In 2 years I have done 90,000 miles. It has only let me down twice, once a broken front spring,... Read owner review

Bought it used with 132k. Front suspension control arms had no rubbers left in them. (The main lower control arms,... Read owner review

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