2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class  -  $138,475


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $138,475
Base Invoice: $129,025
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $2,600
Trim: 2dr Cpe 6.3L AMG Black Series
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 12 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: CLK63 AMG Coupe Black Series
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive electronically controlled automatic transmission w/AMG SpeedShift
Engine: AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

Value Writeup

With the exception of the high-performance 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series, the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class coupes and convertibles are luxurious mid-size two-doors that prioritize comfort and interior appointments above overt sportiness. The models have generously proportioned, supportive front seats across the line, while even the CLK convertible is a rarity among drop-tops as a true four-seater, with enough space for two in back. Both of the CLK63 AMG models--especially the Black Series--offer a different, more exclusive equipment set, with scorching, track-ready performance without a big sacrifice in comfort.


Model Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is offered in three different models (CLK350, CLK550, and CLK63 AMG), and in two different body styles (coupe and convertible). The CLK350 comes with a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6, while the CLK550 includes a 382-horsepower, 5.5L V8. The entire CLK-Class line uses a seven-speed automatic transmission, and all CLK-Class models have rear-wheel drive.

The CLK63 AMG convertible and CLK63 AMG Black Series coupe get a number of subtle visual cues and not-so-subtle high-performance modifications from Mercedes-Benz' in-house tuner, AMG, including hand-built V8 engines modified for high-performance track driving, a performance exhaust system, a sport-tuned suspension, stronger brakes, better-bolstered heated sport seats, and special aluminum trim. The CLK63 AMG convertible gets a 6.3L V8 making 475 horsepower, while the CLK63 AMG Black Series coupe gets a 500-horsepower version of that engine, plus even more high-performance equipment including carbon-fiber bodywork, carbon-fiber trim and stainless steel trim inside, and a number of additional convenience and safety features such as bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination.

The entire line of CLK models comes very well equipped, with ten-way power front seats, leather upholstery and trim, burl walnut trim, dual-zone climate control with sun and humidity sensors and a pollen filter, an infrared Smart Key entry system, and a six-speaker sound system standard on the base CLK350. Options include a sunroof, a DVD navigation system, heated seats, and Sirius satellite radio.

CLK-Class convertibles include a weather-insulated, multi-layer power-folding cloth top and automatic rollover-sensing pop-up roll bars. The entire CLK line has a generous list of safety features including anti-lock brakes with brake assist and the ESP stability control system; coupes get side air bags and side-curtain air bags covering both rows, while convertibles have seat-integrated combination head/thorax bags. Rear side bags are available on coupes.


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class lineup of coupes and convertibles carries over to 2008 unchanged, in anticipation of a completely redesigned model set to arrive for 2009.


Pros

Awash in comfort; luxury powerhouse; smooth ride; otherworldly performance (AMG models); convertible models boast a legitimate back seat.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
196.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
311.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
6.3L/379

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
500 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
465 @ 5250

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
82.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Second Head Room
35.8 in

Second Leg Room
33.0 in

Wheelbase
106.9 in

Length, Overall
183.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.5 in

Height, Overall
55.4 in

Trunk Volume
10.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3948 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P265/30R19

Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 9.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.3 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine

7-speed driver-adaptive electronically controlled automatic transmission w/AMG SpeedShift

High performance steering oil cooler

Limited-slip rear differential lock w/active oil cooler

Modified electronic stability program (ESP)

Rear wheel drive

Independent 3-link front suspension-inc: AMG coil springs & shock absorbers, anti-dive geometry

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension-inc: AMG coil springs & shock shock absorbers, anti-squat & alignment control

AMG sport suspension

AMG front/rear stabilizer bars

P265/30R19 front high performance Pirelli PZero Corsa tires

P285/30R19 rear high performance Pirelli PZero Corsa tires

19" x 9.0" front AMG forged aluminum wheels

19" x 9.5" rear AMG forged aluminum wheels

Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr AMG 6-piston perforated & ventilated front & 4-piston ventilated rear disc brakes

Cross-drilled composite brake rotors

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Low-backpressure AMG sport exhaust system w/(4) chrome tips

Carbon fiber reinforced front apron

Carbon fiber reinforced fender flares & rear apron

Carbon fiber rear spoiler

Carbon fiber lower rear diffuser application

Bi-xenon headlamps w/active curve illumination

Single rear red foglamp

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override

Pwr heated mirrors w/auto-dimming LH mirror, LH mirror memory

Variable intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated windshield washer reservoir & fluid lines

10-way pwr heated AMG front sport bucket seats-inc: multi-contour driver seat w/pneumatically adjustable side bolsters, dual lumbar & thigh supports, 3-position memory

60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks & flip forward seat cushions

Nappa leather seats

Pwr automatic height adjustable front head restraints w/manual adjustable fore-aft

Dual adjustable individual retractable rear head restraints

Carbon fiber trim

Rubber-studded brushed stainless-steel pedals

DTM-style AMG leather-wrapped pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel-inc: F1 inspired aluminum shift paddles, audio & multi-function display controls, memory

Multi-function displays in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver- programmable settings, audio status, exterior temp gauge

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch express up/down

Cruise control

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: trunk open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, auto-lock

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

Anti-theft alarm system

Integrated garage door opener

DVD navigation system w/COMAND

Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: dual digital temp controls, electrostatic dust, pollen & active charcoal filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed & exterior temp

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/6-disc CD changer

Harmon/kardon LOGIC7 digital surround system-inc: (12) speakers, 320-watt 7.1 channel amplifier, digital dynamic volume control system

Sirius satellite radio w/(6) month subscription

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Night security illumination

Locator lighting

AMG leather-trimmed shift knob

City 12/hwy 19 (6.2L engine/7-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Driver & passenger dual-stage adaptive airbags w/front passenger occupancy classification system

Window curtain airbags

3-point seat belts w/emergency tensioning devices, adaptive belt force limiters

Illuminated emergency interior trunk release

Modified electronic stability program (ESP)

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$2,600

 
NAPPA LEATHER INTERIOR
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

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