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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible

2dr Cabriolet 3.5L

Starting at | Starting at 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class for Sale

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  • $56,100 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class coupes and convertibles are luxurious, mid-size 2-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-Class convertible is a rarity among drop-tops as a true 4-seater, with enough space for two in back.

What's new for 2009?

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class lineup of coupes and convertibles carries over to 2009 largely unchanged in light of a complete redesign due later this year as a 2010 model. Most noticeable for this year is the loss of the top-of-the-line CLK63 AMG and CLK63 AMG Black Series from the lineup.

Model Strengths

  • Awash in comfort
  • luxury powerhouse
  • smooth ride
  • comfortable rear seating

Model Review

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is offered in two different models (CLK350, CLK550), 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 7-speed automatic transmission, and all CLK-Class models have rear-wheel drive.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors drove the new Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class in order to give you an expert opinion. TheCarConnection.com's car experts researched available road tests on the new Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class to produce this conclusive review and to help you find the truth where other reviews might differ.

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a handsome car with a modern yet classic Mercedes-Benz appearance. Editors at TheCarConnection.com like that all V-8 models get AMG styling details, including a different front air dam. The CLK-Class encompasses five models, including the CLK350 coupe and cabriolet; the CLK550 coupe and cabriolet; and the uber-high-performance CLK63 AMG Cabriolet. Joining these five for 2009 is the limited-edition CLK350 Grand Edition.

Only 1,000 versions of the Grand Edition coupes and cabriolets will be produced. Both models feature Sport body styling and 18-inch AMG wheels, and they come standard with a six-disc CD changer and heated front seats. The exterior of the Grand Edition coupe is Palladium Silver with a Tobacco Brown leather interior, beige stitching, and aluminum trim, while the cabriolet is finished in Diamond White and the same interior except for dark brown ash wood trim.

The CLK350s are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 268 horsepower, and CLK550s by

5.5-liter V-8 engine producing 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. The AMG models get a hand-assembled 6.2-liter high-performance V-8 producing an asphalt-smoking 475 horsepower that can propel its surrounding convertible body to 60 mph in approximately 4.6 seconds. All 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class cars use a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Acceleration is never an issue with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. Of course, V-8 models are quite impressive when moving away from a stop. Editors from TheCarConnection.com have only one complaint (and it's a common issue with several Mercedes-Benz vehicles): The steering feel isn't the best. It tends to be slower than our enthusiastic drivers like, and there is a "dead" spot on center. Aside from this flaw, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, regardless of which powertrain or body style you select, would be easy to live with.

Detailing is a Mercedes-Benz strong suit, and the leather mixed with chrome accents is pleasingly blended. Inside the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, there's plenty of room up front, and the rear seats are acceptable for modest cross-town trips. But if you really wanted room for four or five, you'd pick a sedan, right?

In these days of retractable hardtops, some buyers might see the CLK Cabriolet's soft top as a safety issue. Experts from TheCarConnection.com don't, but we appreciate the extra refinement these tops provide. Electronic stability control and a full range of airbags (including side curtains in coupes) help the 2009 CLK-Class win accolades for being prudent and thoughtful.

2009 will most likely be the last model year for this generation of CLK. Experts at TheCarConnection.com know that an all-new E-Class Coupe will arrive as a 2010 model, with a new convertible following.

The Bottom Line:

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is awash in expensive luxury and complex engineering.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Body Side Air Bag Opt

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Opt


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles

Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

The MBCPO Limited warranty provides vehicle coverage for 12 months and Unlimited vehicle miles and begins at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
Age/Mileage Eligibility Model Years 2012-2015 / 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection Yes
Return/Exchange Program Yes. See dealer for details.
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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