The CLK coupe was redesigned for 2003, with the cabriolet following in 2004. The current generation of the CLK-Class is 2.4 inches (61 mm) longer, 0.7 inches (18 mm) wider and 1.1 inch (28 mm) higher than its predecessor.
- The CLK320 features a 3.2 L, 18-valve single overhead cam (SOHC) V6 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$46,000 for the coupe and US$53,600 for the cabriolet. The CLK320 was replaced by the CLK350 for 2006.
- The CLK350 features a 3.5 L, 24-valve duel overhead cam (DOHC) V6 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$45,750 for the coupe and US$53,700 for the cabriolet.
- The CLK500 features a 5.0 L, 24-valve SOHC V8 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$54,600 for the coupe and US$62,200 for the cabriolet.
- The CLK55 AMG features a 5.5 L, 24-valve SOHC V8 engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The base price is US$69,900 for the coupe and US$82,000 for the cabriolet. The CLK55 AMG coupe was dropped in North America after the 2005 model year, though the cabriolet is still offered.
- The CLK63 AMG features a 6.3 L, 32-valve DOHC V8 and a 6-speed Manual Transmission also offered is an 7-speed Automatic transmission. The base price is US $90,325.
Each model seats four and includes an all-leather interior with burl walnut trim. While the CLK320 and CLK500 come with 17 inch (432 mm) alloy wheels, the CLK55 AMG sports 18 inch (457 mm) wheels. The cabriolets have a remote-operated automatic soft-top and sensor-controlled roll bars. The models all come standard with a Tele Aid emergency assistance system, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, 10-way power front seats and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Seven-channel digital surround sound comes standard. A Keyless Go system, navigation system, Parktronic system, and bi-xenon headlights are all available as options. All models come with four side airbags.
The first-generation CLK was introduced in the 1998 model year. 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 CLK320, CLK430, and the CLK55 AMG. All were available in both coupe and convertible form.
The CLK320 coupe was introduced in the 1998 model year, powered by a 3.2 L V6 engine. The CLK320 cabriolet and the 4.3 L V8-powered CLK430 coupe appeared in 1999. A CLK430 cabriolet joined the lineup in 2000. The high-performance CLK55 AMG coupe was introduced in 2001, powered by a 5.4 L V8. The CLK55 AMG cabriolet became available in 2002, the last year of this body style.
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