Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a mid-size rear-wheel drive coupé/convertible.

While it is based on the C-Class, its styling cues, engine, and price range are closer to that of the E-class, leading some to believe that the CLK is a coupé version of the E-class.

Major models include the CLK350, CLK500/550, and CLK63 AMG. The CLK63 AMG’s 481 bhp (359 kW) V8 engine is the most powerful.

The first-generation CLK was introduced in 1996, 3 years after the 1st generation (W202) C-Class model. The launch of the CLK also marked Mercedes’ first foray into the mid-sized coupe market.

Less expensive than the sporty SL-Class convertibles, the first generation CLK cabriolet was the most successful convertible Mercedes-Benz ever offered; 41,520 were sold in the United States from 1999 to 2003, and more than 115,000 were sold throughout the world.

Models offered in the first generation were the CLK200(136 hp), CLK200 Kompressor(192 hp), CLK230 Kompressor(193 hp), CLK320(218 hp), CLK430(275 hp) and the CLK55 AMG(342 hp). All were available in both coupé and convertible form.