The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class sits somewhere between the C-Class sedans and the CL-Class coupes and the SL-Class roadster. Luxury and efficiency in the CLK are on par with or better than those seen in more expensive models like the C-Class, which does not offer a two-door body style. The CLK is offered in coupe and convertible versions. Both versions omit a B-pillar (the usual side pillar behind the front doors) to give the automobile a more flowing appearance.

While its sisters and several competitors have retractable metal roofs, the CLK’s drop-top, a drop-dead stunning variant, is the only Mercedes convertible that can seat four passengers. Regardless of the model you choose, there is a lot of power available. CLK350 with 268 hp, CLK63 AMG Black Series with 500 hp, and everything in between (available in colors other than black). The CLK550 is a perfect middle ground between these two models, with its 382 horsepower.


The 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLASS has 3 trim levels:

  • 3.5L: 7-Speed A/T
  • 5.5L: Rear Wheel Drive
  • 6.3L AMG: 4 Seating

Performance and Fuel Economy

For the Mercedes-Benz 2008 model, there are four different engines to choose from: “The CLK350 and CLK550 are powered by a 268-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 and a 382-horsepower 5.5-liter V-8, respectively. A 475-horsepower, 465-pound-feet-of-torque V-8 powers the CLK63 AMG Cabriolet. There is a 500 horsepower CLK63 Black Series coupe.” The V-6 and V-8 both have enough output, adding that “both engines are blazingly fast.” According to Kelley Blue Book reviewers, these Mercedes CLK engines are meant to appeal to various types of drivers. “The 475-horsepower CLK63 AMG and the 500-horsepower AMG Black Series make no apologies for their aims, in contrast to the CLK350 and CLK550, which prioritize luxury above true performance. With 382 horsepower, the V8 in the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 propels the vehicle forward while emitting the distinctive sound of a V8 exhaust.

Design, Comfort, and Quality

For those who want a sleek and sporty Mercedes-Benz, the 2008 CLK-Class Mercedes-Benz is an excellent choice. The aesthetic isn’t overdone, as on some other Benzes. The AMG front air dam on all V-8 variants is a nice touch. The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class’ “dignified style” and Kelley Blue Book’s “timeless appearance remain new and appealing,” while the “beautiful Cabriolet makes full use of the rakish CLK lines.” The 2008 Mercedes CLK-Class has a more thorough description. On either side, two ellipses create a single headlight unit, with the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star in the middle of the grille.” There are three distinct front-end themes in the CLK350, CLK550, and CLK63 AMG, according to the reviewer: “elegance,” “sportiness,” and “hunkered-down,” respectively. The CLK63 AMG features “bumpy fenders, drawing influence from Mercedes-racing Benz’s vehicles.”

Mercedes-Benz 2008 has “excellent room by absolute standards, but the cargo hold is small and does not reach far back [and] internal storage is mediocre.” Mercedes-Benz 2008 “rear seats entirely fold down, giving a level cargo floor that permits lengthy goods to be moved within the vehicle.”

There is a wide range of opinions on interior materials from these sources. “Sporty rather than luxurious…assembly quality is top-notch,” states ConsumerGuide of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class interior materials. “Although fit and finish is typically superb, some of the plastic trim on the upper door panels feels slightly low-grade for this class.” According to Motor Trend, “Inch-thick padding and slick aerodynamics (0.30 Cd) make the convertible practically coupe-quiet inside at speed, while reinforcements raise chassis stiffness 12 percent over the previous generation,” for the convertibles.

Safety Feature

In the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, “the lack of a central pillar between the front and rear window on either side…improves active safety by enabling an unimpeded view, with the windows in place or down.” It has “big side windows and a somewhat narrow roof shape for excellent top-up vision.”


  • Height: 54.4 in
  • Length: 183.2 in
  • Width: 68.5 in
  • Curb weight: 3845 lbs

Engine type: Gas V6, 3.5L

Fuel tank: 16.4 g

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLASS Factory Service Manual

These repair manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. Any repairs done to the vehicle need to include the 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLASS service manual to ensure all service is completed correctly.

  • Introduction
  • Safety Restraints
  • Instrumentation
  • Before Driving
  • Starting and Operating
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Specifications
  • Capacities
  • Servicing
  • Customer Assistance
  • Index

The MERCEDES-BENZ CLK manual is vast and covers every aspect of the vehicle’s service and repair.

2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLASS — Owner’s Manual

When consumers purchase a 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK CLASS, they get an owner’s manual containing all the required information for future maintenance, vehicle operation, and features.

  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Record

While this list is thorough, the owner’s manual for the 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.


The price list of the 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK is as follows:

  • 3.5L: $54,200 or €48873
  • 5.5L: $54,900 or €49504
  • 6.3L AMG: $89,200 or €80434