The Mercedes-Benz CLK320 two-door convertible received an exterior redesign for 2004 that included a slightly larger body, sleeker styling, and a wider, lower grille. In addition, the m...
The Mercedes-Benz CLK320 two-door convertible received an exterior redesign for 2004 that included a slightly larger body, sleeker styling, and a wider, lower grille. In addition, the middle pillar between the front and rear windows disappeared, resulting in a cleaner, more contemporary side profile.
The CLK320 convertible came with a powered, three-layer soft top with a glass rear window. The soft top was redesigned for 2004 to provide more visibility out the rear. Another new feature for the 2004 convertible was the addition of pop-up roll bars in the rear headrests that deployed in an emergency rollover situation.
As in previous years, power for the 2004 CLK320 convertible was provided by a 3.2-liter, overhead-cam V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. The engine was linked to a five-speed automatic transmission equipped with the Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift by nudging the shift lever left or right.
Standard equipment for the 2004 CLK320 convertible included Mercedes' TeleAid emergency communication and assistance program, and an Electronic Stability Programming (ESP) anti-skid system, as well as anti-lock brakes and Brake Assist, which applied full braking in emergency situations.
Other standard features included leather seats, wood interior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, two-zone climate control, cruise control, dual power-adjustable front seats, a keyless entry system, power heated mirrors, and a Bose premium audio system with a cassette player, as well as a full complement of airbags.
Drivers reported that the CLK320 convertible was a fun and sporty car to drive. They also liked the car's stability and anti-skid systems, which provided improved traction in inclement weather conditions. However, some noted that the back seat could be cramped, and truck space was limited due to storage for the soft top. And some drivers noted having various mechanical problems with the car.