Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
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$7,499 - $10,495
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Pros

  • Powerful engines, solid chassis, composed ride, comfortable front seats, fast power top operation in Cabriolet.

Cons

  • High price, some subpar plastic trim, a few hard-to-use controls.
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class years

Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible for Sale

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2006 CLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
62,504 miles
Used 2006
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
CLK350
(1)
Priority Nissan Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2006 CLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
91,865 miles
Used 2006
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
CLK350
Absolute Motors
27.6 mi away
List$7,499
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a stylish, if expensive, melding of comfort and performance suitable for all but the most serious driving enthusiasts.

vehicle overview

In 2003, on the CLK's fifth birthday, Mercedes gave the coupe a full redesign -- not that there was anything particularly lacking about the 1998-2002 car. Still, the sleek body of the new coupe instantly made the previous-generation CLK look pudgy in comparison. A grille that looks as if swiped from a CL500 helped take the CLK uptown, as did the SL-influenced profile. The Mercedes-Benz CLK coupe is unique in its segment in that it's a hardtop, which means there is no pillar between the front and rear side windows and that those rear windows power down, creating an airier cabin when the mood strikes.

For 2004, the drop top got its turn in the stylist's salon, gaining the sleek new body as well as improvements in structural integrity when compared to the previous Cabriolet. As with the coupe, there is an elegant, sweeping beltline that makes the car look as if it's crouching and ready to pounce, and the soft top, with its gently curving profile, blends well with the dynamic design. On the downside, some of the plastic trim on the upper door panels seems low-grade for this class of automobile. High-end options for the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class include Distronic adaptive cruise control and the Keyless Go system, which allows the driver to start the car without inserting a key. In spite of solid competition in the form of the 3 Series, G35 and A4, the Mercedes CLK should have no problem holding onto its piece of the pie, particularly among buyers with flexible budgets and a discerning eye for style.

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class configurations

The two-door Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is available in two models, CLK350 and CLK500, both of which come in coupe and convertible body styles. Standard features on all models include 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and a power-adjustable tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Options include a sport suspension, DVD navigation system, bi-xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system with a glovebox-mounted CD changer, satellite radio, rear parking sensors, and Keyless Go, which allows the car to be started without a key.

2006 Highlights

Last year's Mercedes CLK320 gets a new 3.5-liter V6 for 2006 and is subsequently renamed the CLK350. New 17-inch alloy wheels and a seven-speed automatic transmission are also part of the upgrade. The more powerful CLK500 has a sportier interior this year, as well as an AMG-sourced exhaust. Finally, all 2006 CLKs have new active head restraints and a new grille and taillights.

Performance & mpg

The CLK350 comes with a 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, while the CLK500 upgrades to V8 power in the form of a 302-hp, 5.0-liter engine. According to Mercedes, the CLK500 will rocket to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Both come standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

To help drivers avoid an accident, stability control is standard, as are four-wheel antilock disc brakes with BrakeAssist technology. Should a collision occur, no less than eight airbags are at the ready, including the side curtain variety that helps protect the heads of both front and rear occupants. Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS have performed crash tests on the Mercedes-Benz CLK.

Driving

While not as athletic as the two-seat SLK, the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class feels more nimble than the larger CL-Class, which benefits from active suspension technology. With 268 horsepower, the CLK350 offers quick acceleration and stable handling, though serious enthusiasts are apt to prefer the sharper reflexes of the cheaper BMW 3 Series coupe. The V8-powered CLK500 provides an even more enticing combination of performance and sophistication, rewarding the well-to-do buyer with downright vigorous acceleration and equally composed road manners. In terms of striking a balance between sporting performance and practicality, the CLK500 is likely Mercedes' best overall two-door package -- top up or down.

Interior

Sometimes, grabbing the seatbelts in a two-door car is a bit of a reach for those in front. This problem is alleviated in the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, as automatic seatbelt "presenters" offer the belts after the doors are shut. Other conveniences include an easy-entry system that powers the front seats forward and up, making it easier to get in back. Also, in the coupe, the rear seats now fold down completely providing a flat load floor that allows long items to be carried inside the car. The convertible features large side windows and a slim roof design for good top-up visibility, and the top can be quickly lowered or raised simply by pressing a button on the key fob.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Ultimate Fun
Ute Lisa Appleby,07/27/2005
This is a most beautifully designed car, and driving feels like floating on clouds. Enjoy the sound of the engine when starting the car. It is luxury at its best. Trunk space is small just enough for 2 small suitcases. Don't plan on doing major grocery shopping with this car. It is a great car but not practical in everyday life i.e. if you are on the road, in sales or real estate and need to transport kids/people. You need an "everyday" practical second car if you own a CLK. Save it for going out or somewhere special. It is so fast that you don't realize how fast you go. Total, absolute luxury. It will spoil you forever.
CLK500 CAB
ELVAS,07/15/2006
I have been a master Mercedes-Benz technician for 38 years. I have my own shop & know where every problem MB has. This is the best built, fun to drive, head turning, MB I have seen since the '71 280SE cabro. It is the Designo version & the leather/paint combo is a joy to look at. I know all of the complaints about MB, & if anyone should be mad at them it's me. But this is a car they can truly be proud of. There is no way Lexus, BMW, or the others can match the beauty & Soul this car has. Mercedes...keep up the good work!
Worst Vehicle I've Ever Owned
CC,04/20/2017
Bought a beautiful 2006 Cabriolet Convertible with a little over 65,000 miles in 2010. Had car checked out at local Mercedes-Benz dealership shop to make sure I was purchasing a great car. Car had only one owner, was a local trade-in, and was all M-B serviced sinced new. Car has great styling, beautiful design and color and rode and performed great; until about 72,000 miles. Then the problem and maintenance issues started. The expensive scheduled mainteance items started to come due like brake fluid changes, tranmission services, other engine service items too numerous to list. The reliability issues started with SRS issues, "check engine" lights, "anti-role prevention" issues etc. Seems like every couple of months there was something wrong with this car. And every repair or service grew more and more expensive. Some of the repairs took as many as five fixes to finally resolve them. Then at 113,000 miles the engine balance shaft and Intake manifold had to be replaced. That costed $6700. Three weeks later, the alternater when bad. another $800. This car is a piece of "shite". You pay a butt load of money for them and they promise you the best car you're ever drive. What you get is a car that is beautiful, stylish and worthless. This by far is the worst, least reliable, least dependable, most problematic, and overly expensive vehicle I've EVER owned. I had Lexus, Acure, Inifiniti, Chevy, and Toyotas that have gien hardly any trouble at all, and all except the Lexus were drive well over 200,000 miles with little more than scheduled and routine maintenance. This "Pisa-Shite" CLK-350 has costed me more in repairs since I've had it than all of the other cars I've owned combined. The car has 114,000 miles on it now, and I don't trust it to the grocery store anymore. And they depreciate like no other. What a piece of JUNK. Thank you Mercedes. I now know I'll NEVER EVER own another one.
2 Years Later
Max Headroom,08/21/2007
We picked this car up in Germany in Oct,2005, fresh off the 2006 production line. I highly recommend their white-glove international delivery. We tooled around on the autobahn at speeds of 120- 130mph with little effort. I only recently went on a road trip of any length in the U.S.; 2000 miles to NY and back to Atlanta. What a dream on the road! Surprizingly, room for 2 suitcases,a computer tower,various coolers and tote bags without having to put the top up! Mileage ran at 30mpg @ 70-80 cruising speed. Because this is a performance car, the ride is stiff, but not intolerable for long trips. The adjustability of the driver seat makes finding a comfortable setting easy. Navi system is adequate.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5750 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
268 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible Overview

The Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Convertible is offered in the following styles: CLK55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl 5A), CLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and CLK500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A).

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