Despite the lack of a retractable hardtop—which is pretty much expected in this category of vehicle—the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class sticks with a soft top. However, most reviewers love it.
Motor Trend says, “The niftiest new feature could be the remote-controlled convertible top. Now, drivers can lower the roof as they approach the car, using the key fob. The top stows itself under the Batmobilesque hard-tonneau cover in 17 seconds and goes up in 20.”
Otherwise, whether as a coupe or a convertible, the CLK comes equipped as you’d expect for a high-end luxury car. Edmunds says that Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Cabriolets' "standard and optional equipment levels essentially mirror those of the coupes." Other Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class options as cataloged by Kelley Blue Book include "SIRIUS Satellite Radio, bi-xenon headlamps and an electronic trunk closer." Kelley Blue Book notes the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class lineup offers "numerous options grouped into packages." Edmunds reports "option highlights depending on trim level for the CLK-Class include a navigation system, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, the Logic 7 sound system, a glovebox-mounted CD changer, satellite radio, rear parking sensors and keyless ignition (Keyless Go)."
According to Cars.com, standard equipment also includes "a Tele Aid emergency assistance system, automatic dual-zone air conditioning with a sun sensor, 10-way power front seats and rain-sensing wipers." For audiophiles, a "Harman Kardon LOGIC7 system offers seven-channel digital surround sound" in these Mercedes-Benz 2009 models.
Of the four Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class trim levels: the "base CLK350 has a seven-speed automatic transmission, front and rear fog lights, Bose audio, front side-impact and front and rear head-curtain airbags, automatic roll bars (Cabriolet), 10-way power leather seats, Electronic Stability Program with traction control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls and memory for the front seats, outside mirrors and steering column position,” says Kelley Blue Book.