Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

As with all Mercedes-Benz cars there are no deadlocks, but that's a sign of how highly they rate safety. Six airbags come standard (front, side and head airbags for both front seat occupants) and an electronic stability programme is fitted to all models. Rear side airbags are optional but there's no Euro NCAP crash test rating.

It may be a two-door, but accessing the rear seats isn't too difficult, provided you're fairly agile. The boot is fairly small at 276-litres but this isn't bad for a convertible car - helped by the fact that the roof is made of fabric and is more space efficient than modern convertibles with a folding metal roof. There's no need to stretch behind for seatbelts either - after closing the door, front seat occupants are handed their seatbelts as an electric arm extends from behind your shoulder.

Operating the roof is easy too - it's just a press of the button on the centre console. There's also a remote option on the key fob. The roof itself folds in 17 seconds and stows away behind a flush cover. Raising it again it takes 20 seconds but it can be operated when the car is moving (up to 5mph).

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (03-09).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • 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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Avantgarde optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Elegance optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
Sport optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim