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STYLING | 8 out of 10
interior is posh
Cars and Driver
cabin is appropriately sumptuous
timeless design remains fresh and alluring
Kelley Blue Book
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class exemplifies the tradition of Euro styling, and unlike other Benzes, the look isn't forced.
A more complete description of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class comes from Cars.com: "Mercedes-Benz's three-pointed star sits at the center of a low, wide grille...twin ellipses form a single headlight unit on each side of the grille." The reviewer notes that "elegance is the CLK350's front-end theme, while sportiness takes precedence in the CLK550, [and the] CLK63 AMG has a hunkered-down stance with bulging fenders, taking inspiration from Mercedes-Benz's race cars." Car and Driver calls the CLK-Class "dignified styling"; Kelley Blue Book says the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class' "timeless design remains fresh and alluring," adding that the "stunning Cabriolet takes full advantage of the rakish CLK lines."
Editors at TheCarConnection.com like that all V-8 models get AMG styling details, including a different front air dam, and unlike the reactions to most automotive interiors, reviewers express almost equal admiration for this Mercedes-Benz 2009 interior. Car and Driver says the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class "interior is posh," while Edmunds notes this Mercedes-Benz 2009 model as having a "cabin [that] is appropriately sumptuous, with plenty of leather, wood and elegant chrome." ConsumerGuide reports "monochromatic interior panels and carbon fiber trim," while Kelley Blue Book comments on this Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class' "familiar Mercedes-Benz styling cues."
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a handsome vehicle with a modern yet classic Mercedes-Benz appearance.