Mercedes CLK 2003 Cabrio

This generation of Mercedes CLK has been produced from April, 2003 to June, 2005. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with classical rear wheel drive.

This Mercedes is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.8 to 5.4 litres and power of from 163 to 367 horsepower. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (5 versions) gearbox.

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Mercedes CLK 2003 cabrio average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 9.1 to 12.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes CLK 2003 cabrio version is Mercedes CLK 200 2003 Kompressor Cabriolet, consuming 9.1 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Mercedes CLK real-world fuel consumption is on average the same as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes CLK modification.

Mercedes CLK 2003 cabrio CO2 emissions are from 218 to 295 grams per kilometer. Mercedes CLK version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Mercedes CLK 200 2003 Kompressor Cabriolet, which produces 218 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.4 seconds has Mercedes CLK 55 2003 AMG version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes CLK 200 2003 Kompressor Cabriolet Automatic reaching this speed only in 10.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 5.4 petrol 8-cylinder 367 hp version (Mercedes CLK 55 2003 AMG) and the 5.0 petrol 8-cylinder 306 hp version (Mercedes CLK 500 2003 Cabriolet).

Lenght of Mercedes CLK is 464 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mercedes CLK is about 3 cm longer than Opel Vectra, but 3 cm shorter than Mazda 6 hatchback. Mercedes CLK gross weight is from 2135 to 2225 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 13 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. Mercedes CLK trunk space is 276 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 390 litres.

This Mercedes is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6000 €. Users calculated Mercedes CLK 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.28 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 51%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Mercedes CLK for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Mercedes CLK prices and costs.

Mercedes CLK modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Mercedes CLK 1.8 200 2003 Kompressor Cabriolet

Most fuel efficient version

1.8 Petrol 163 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (6)
Mercedes CLK 1.8 200 2003 Kompressor Cabriolet Automatic 1.8 Petrol 163 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes CLK 2.6 240 2003 Cabriolet 2.6 Petrol 170 HP 11.2 l/100km Manual (6)
Mercedes CLK 2.6 240 2003 Cabriolet Automatic 2.6 Petrol 170 HP 10.4 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes CLK 3.2 320 2003 Cabriolet 3.2 Petrol 218 HP 10.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes CLK 5.0 500 2003 Cabriolet 5.0 Petrol 306 HP 11.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes CLK 5.4 55 2003 AMG

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds

5.4 Petrol 367 HP 12.3 l/100km Automatic (5)

Mercedes CLK prices

Mercedes CLK 2003 - 2005 cabrio price in Latvia is from 3000 € to 10000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes CLK price is above average - Mercedes CLK is approximately for 11 percents more expensive then average cabrios of this age (compare cabrios 2003 - 2005 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Mercedes CLK 2004 price 7500 € 8000 € 10 000 €
Mercedes CLK 2003 price 3000 € 3800 € 4600 €

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Mercedes CLK reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes CLK reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of 24 percent of Mercedes CLK of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.1%.

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Mercedes CLK 2003 cabrio features (options)

Percentage of Mercedes CLK with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Climate control
79%
Rain sensor
64%
Xenon headlights
50%
Metallic paint
50%
Cruise control
29%
Leather upholstery
29%
Rear parking sensors
14%
Front parking sensors
14%
Adjustable steering wheel
14%
Bi-xenon lights
14%

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Similar cars to Mercedes CLK 2003

Cars similar and most compared to Mercedes CLK 2003. Click on the image to view the car's specifications or on the "Compare..." link to compare cars.

BMW 3 series 2003 BMW 3 series 2003 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • better manoeuvrability
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SAAB 9-3 2003 SAAB 9-3 2003 has
  • fewer faults
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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Mercedes ML 2001 Mercedes ML 2001 has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower price
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Mercedes CLK 2005 Mercedes CLK 2005 has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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Mercedes E class 2009 Mercedes E class 2009 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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Mercedes C class 2007 Mercedes C class 2007 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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Mercedes CLK reviews

Total 4 Mercedes CLK owner reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Mercedes CLK manufactured from 2003 to 2005.
Find below reviews about other generations of Mercedes CLK.
Mercedes CLK 2001 Coupe Petrol 2.3 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:13`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.6 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 660 € (~ 330 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
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   male, age 24
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