The 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 two-door convertible featured a powered, three-layer soft top with a glass rear window. The soft top mimicked the hardtop's roofline when in place, and stowed out-of-the-way when dropped down. The CLK320 convertible had a reinforced chassis and body to prevent body flexing over rough roads.
The CLK320 convertible received minor exterior and interior upgrades for 2000. On the outside, the CLK320 was equipped with new front and rear aprons, new rocker panels, and new seven-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, the CLK320 received a redesigned instrument cluster and a new multifunction steering wheel with audio controls.
In addition, the CLK320 convertible's five-speed automatic transmission came with the new Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift, depending on driving conditions, by nudging the shift lever left or right.
The CLK320 convertible was powered by a 3.2-liter, overhead-cam V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower.
Standard equipment for the CLK320 convertible included Mercedes' TeleAid emergency communication and assistance program, and the Electronic Stability Programming (ESP) anti-skid system. The ESP system joined existing traction control and four-wheel anti-lock braking systems, as well as Brake Assist, which applied full braking in an emergency situation.
Other standard features included power-adjustable front seats with memory settings, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, leather seats throughout, air conditioning, cruise control, power heated mirrors, power door locks, a two-zone automatic climate control system, a lighted entry system, and a Bose premium audio system with a cassette player.
Overall, drivers were impressed with the CLK320 convertible. They considered it a fun and sporty car to drive. Drivers also liked the extra stability and anti-skid systems, which provided improved traction in inclement weather conditions. Most drivers reported having very few mechanical problems with the car. However, some noted that the back seat could be cramped, and truck space was limited due to storage for the soft top.