2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review

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CLK350
Avg. Price: $17,270
CLK350 Cabriolet
Avg. Price: $22,988
CLK36 AMG Black Series Limited Edition
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CLK550
Avg. Price: $21,498
CLK550 Cabriolet
Avg. Price: $26,562
CLK63 AMG
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Avg. Price: $38,583

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4.75 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Unbelievably Inexpensive Luxurious Sports Car. by arunr76
 — I love to drive this car and will hate to sell it. It is unfortunate that in this part of the country, I can go top down only for few weeks like my swiming pool. I also hate to drive to a shopping cen... Read More
I Love It. by arunr76
 — it is very modern with all the safety features unlike my 560SL. the top goes down and up like a magic. I don't drive much, if I go to a shopping centre. I always park way out so that no one can put a ... Read More
Beautiful ,fast ,powerful by captkp
 — Nothing bad i can say about this car. Its a coupe so the limited rear seat legroom is not a drawback. It is a very comfortable great handeling good looking reliable car that is a pleasure to get in an... Read More

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Overview

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz makes a few updates to its CLK-Class two-door coupes and cabriolets for 2008. The automaker now offers the high-performance CLK63 AMG, previously available only as a cabriolet, as a coupe for 2008. In addition, the base CLK350, available as both a coupe and a cabriolet, now comes with a new optional Appearance Package, which adds a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels, rubber-studded stainless-steel pedals, and a choice of Sport or Luxury interior. The CLK550, also available as either a coupe or cabriolet, rolls into 2008 unchanged.

All CLK-Class trims retain their broad stance and pillarless cabin design, which results in an airy, uninterrupted side profile with the windows open or closed. Standard exterior features include light-sensing headlights, halogen foglights, heated power mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers.

A 268-hp, 3.5-liter, double-overhead-cam V6 powers the CLK350. This V6 links to a seven-speed automatic transmission, making CLK-Class cars the only ones in their class with a seven-speed automatic, according to Mercedes. Standard features for the CLK350 include leather upholstery, Burl Walnut wood trim, and an electronic stability program. The CLK350 Cabriolet includes a triple-insulated soft top, which retracts in 17 seconds for open-air driving.

A throaty 5.5-liter V8 engine drives the CLK550 coupe and cabriolet. The V8 delivers 382 hp and propels the CLK550 from 0 to 60 in just over 5 seconds. The engine links to a seven-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift, which enables drivers to manually shift gears by nudging the shift lever left or right.

Standard interior features for the CLK550 include hand-polished Black Ash wood trim, leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a six-speaker audio system. The CLK550 also features a number of unique components designed by AMG, Mercedes' in-house sport tuner, including a rear spoiler, dual polished chrome exhaust tips, and 18-inch AMG-designed five-twin-spoke wheels.

At the top of the lineup, the CLK63 AMG comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 507 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, which drives the CLK63 AMG from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds. The engine links to an AMG SpeedShift 7G-Tronic transmission, which includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual shifting. Standard features include AMG racing-inspired sport seats, an AMG carbon-embedded instrument cluster, a high-performance braking system, and an AMG sports suspension.

Across the line, standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated windshield washer system, and the Keyless-Go system, which enables drivers to lock and unlock the vehicle and start and stop the engine without using a key. The rear-wheel-drive CLK-Class coupes and cabriolets were designed to provide a smooth, quiet ride with good acceleration, and most drivers and reviewers agree that the cars easily meet that goal.

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Rob has been a contributor to CarGurus since 2007, and an automotive test-driver and writer since the early ’90s. He’s test-driven everything from BMWs and Jags to Bentleys and Saabs, with an occasional Range Rover, Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini thrown in. He also created the annual Car of the Year and Exotic Car of the Year awards for Robb Report magazine. He currently resides in Florida.

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How Do I Transfer The Whole Description From Carguru Garage To The For Sal...

transfer the description from the Carguru GARAGE to " for sale by owner"?

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Clk 350 Battery Issues

I have a 2008 CLK 350 Coupe with 7k miles. Earlier last year I reaplced the battery with a new MB battery because the car would not hold charge and when I attempted to jump or recharge -it would not,...

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Is The Gas Tank Really Empty When The 'range' Says You Are Down To Zero Mil...

I recently bout a 350 CLK and wondered about the miles to empty and the gas gauge on my MB. On my BMW when it said I was at 'zero' miles to empty I really had about 2 gallons of gas - so I could sti...

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How Do I Get The Passenger Side Mirror To Point Downward When In Reverse?

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Want To Add Blue Tooth To 2008 Clk Convert Wtith P1 Suggestions? Do Not Wan...

Hello I just purchased the above car. 2008 Any suggestions on where to purchase a great BLue tooth without paying a fortune. Would like it integrated for 3 drivers cell phones in to sterinig. Thank yo...

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