2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz CLK Class 6.3L AMG Black Series
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Look at these competitors—there's not a dud among them.

Out of this group, the Lexus SC is clearly the most conservative and least performance-oriented.

The SC's retractable hardtop is a plus.

The all-new Audi A5 is a dynamic performer, and this model deserves a drive if the CLK Coupe is high on your list.

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Quick Specs
8.2
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
MSRP From  
$46,450$32,700$76,600
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8
EPA Class  
Sub-CompactCompactSubcompact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe 3.5L4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Coupe 650i
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
454
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
AutomaticManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs. 2008 BMW 6-Series