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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The cabriolet has undergone a few modified reinforcements in order to make it as sturdy as the Coupé version. To increase the rigidity in collisions, the absence of a firm roof structure has been remedied by using thicker materials and supplementary components. The front end has been designed to cushion any impacts, through strategically positioned crumple zones, which soften the force of crashes and boost occupant safety.

Meanwhile, the CLK Cabriolet comes with front and side airbags, ABS, traction control, and an alarm and immobiliser all as standard - though a tracker device might be advisable for added security.

The large boot accommodates an great deal of luggage, while the folding roof ensures that the Cabriolet is versatile enough for all weather conditions. The CLK’s two-door design can make rear access a little tight and awkward at times, although it shouldn’t cause too many family squabbles. Conveniently, the doors, boot and fuel flap are all automatically locked when the vehicle travels over five mph.

Overall, the CLK Cabriolet is certainly cut out for both inner city driving and motorway cruising, with a stylish design and elegant poise to match.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (98-03).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
Avantgarde optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Elegance optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint

Final Edition equipment

Final Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Final Edition optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Sport optional equipment
  • Cruise control