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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs. Its Competition

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class 3.5L
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BMW serves up two potential CLK competitors: the BMW 3-Series Convertible at the lower end and the BMW 6-Series on the upper end.

Both BMWs lean toward performance and offer their M3 and M6 models to face off against the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG.

The Audi A5 is a dynamic performer, and this model deserves a drive if the CLK Coupe is high on your list; thinks that it has a more attractive interior than the Benz.

Out of this group, the Lexus SC is clearly the most conservative and offers the least performance, but the SC's retractable hardtop is a plus.

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class 3.5L2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 BMW 3-Series2008 BMW 6-Series 2-door Coupe M6 Angular Rear Exterior View2008 BMW 6-Series
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The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is awash in expensive luxury and complex engineering.
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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.
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The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
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Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8
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Style Name  
2-Door Coupe 3.5L4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Coupe 650i
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe
AutomaticManualManual w/OD
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