Coupe models entered their second generation in 2002 whereas convertible models transitioned in 2004. Once again they followed the C-Class styling with a revised interior and exterior. This generation has a 61mm longer wheelbase, 18 mm wider and 28 mm taller than before.
New trim levels were added; ‘Elegance’ which proved more luxury and ‘Avantgarde’ is sportier. Both have unique interior options such as trim colours and 18-inch alloys. Standard features and additional options were identical to previous models.
Most models returned with slightly different engines powering them. CLK 200 have 1.8-litre four-cylinder motor, CLK 320 models retained their 3.2-litre V6, CLK 350 models have a 3.5-litre V6, CLK 500, CLK 550 and CLK55 AMG all have V8’s with 5.0, 5.5 and 5.4-litre displacements. All came in Coupe and Convertible body types.
Filling in the void of the CLK GTR is the CLK 63 AMG. With its naturally aspirated V8 6.2-litre petrol motor, 481 horsepower is generated and sent to the rear wheels via seven speed automatic transmission. It may not have filled all of the gap but it did come with leather upholstery, navigation, cruise control, Bluetooth and optional parking sensors and rearview camera.
On top of that a CLK 63 AMG Black Series is available. With reworked exterior which resembles a race car, xenon headlights, racing seats, cruise control and a roll cage were fitted as standard. It weighed in slightly heavier than standard models, however, with a tuned 6.2-litre V8 motor 507 horsepower is generated and sent to the rear wheels. 0-100 km/h is achieved in 4.3 seconds.
As the CLK also raced in the DTM series, a special edition CLK DTM AMG hit the streets with only 180 models produced. A race car inspired body kit is slapped on top of a reworked chassis. Available in both coupe and cabrio body styles, standard options include leather seats, Bluetooth, racing seats, plaque that states which number the vehicle is and other features from top of the range CLK’s. Power is generated via a 5.4-litre V8 supercharged motor, 582 horsepower is sent to the rear wheels.
Prices start at AED 19,000