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Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe review

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

At a glance

Price new £28,570 - £49,030
Used prices £606 - £3,754
Road tax cost £305 - £735
Insurance group 33 - 44
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 327 - 573 miles
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Available fuel types



Pros & cons


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


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

Written by Keith Adams Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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.