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Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG review

2002 - 2009 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £58,800 - £99,217
Used prices £995 - £47,225
Road tax cost £395 - £695
Insurance group 47 - 50
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 259 - 314 miles
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Pros & cons


Sublime performance, great sounding engines, handles well, available as a soft top


Expensive to run, poor fuel economy, rather brash image

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Mercedes AMGs are renowned for their immensely powerful engines and the CLK version is no different. Originally fitted with a 5.4-litre V8, later models have a 6.2-litre V8 (actually badged 63) with a whopping 481bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 4.7 seconds. It’s as thunderous behind the wheel as it looks on paper, with immense power available in any gear and a superb sound from the sports-tuned exhaust.

It’s available as a coupe – or if you want to be flash – a convertible. It’s not cheap to buy or run, but if you want a high performance and useable two-door, the CLK is a strong contender.