2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz CLK Class 6.3L AMG Black Series
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2008 Mercedes Benz CLK Class 6.3L AMG Black Series2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW 3-Series
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2008 BMW 6-Series 2-door Coupe M6 Angular Rear Exterior View2008 BMW 6-Series
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Quick Specs
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V8
EPA Class  
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe 3.5L4-Door Sedan 328i RWD2-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
Detailed Spec Comparison
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