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2009 (09) Mercedes W209 CLK220CDI Sport Auto Coupe (non DPF)

Vehicle Sale Price:SOLD


Just 66,000 Miles - FSH - Just Serviced - High Specification

An Absolutely Stunning Vehicle

Stunning 197 Obsidian Black Brilliant - Unmarked 811A Anthracite Leather Interior

Stylish - Economical - Great Fun to Drive

The Most Reliable Model by Far in The W209 Range - No DPF To Worry About

THE CAR

  • Date of Registration: 27th March 2009
  • MOT Expiry: 24th September 2022 (No Advisories)
  • Mileage: 66,383 Miles
  • Service History: FSH (this has the digital service history) + A Massive A4 Lever Arch File of Supporting Invoices + All Old MOT Certs
  • Last Service: June 2021 at 65,600 Miles (Including ATF/Filter)
  • Keys: Two Remote Smart Keys.
  • Previous Keepers on V5: 3
  • HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)
  • Road Tax Cost: £265/Year (Band: I 183g/Km)

FEATURES

  • Anthracite Leather Interior
  • Multi Contour (Sport)Orthopedic Drivers & Passenger Seats
  • AMG Styling Package
  • AMG Sports Package
  • Steering Wheel Shift Paddles
  • Sports Suspension
  • Heated Seats
  • Electrically Adjusting Steering Column
  • Seatbelt Butlers (Electric Seat Belt Handover)
  • Multiple Airbags
  • Auto Lights
  • Auto Wiper
  • Headlamp Washers
  • MB Audio 20 System (Single CD/Tuner) Aux Socket in Glovebox
  • Phone Prep with full Bluetooth Hands Free
  • Electric/Heated/Auto Folding Mirrors
  • Auto Dipping Rear View Mirror
  • Auto Dipping Door Mirrors
  • ESP Stability/Traction Control
  • ABS/EBD/BAS
  • Dual Zone Climate Control with Air con
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Trip/Fuel Computer & Info Display
  • Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
  • Electric Windows x 4
  • Remote Central Locking
  • MB Factory Alarm System
  • Variable Rate Power Steering
  • Electric/Remote Boot Release
  • Front & Rear Armrest
  • Load Adjustable Headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
  • 18" AMG "Spoken" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels with New Tyres (wider on rear)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • MB Locking Wheel Nuts
  • Load Through Facility (60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats)
  • ISO Child Seat Mountings


SUMMARY

Although build quality was much improved post 2006 at Mercedes, problems with engines did dog some MB models. For the W209 CLK, this was in the form of problems with premature wear of balance shaft sprockets on the M272 (V6) and M273 (V8) engines (just google M272 M273 Balance Shaft Issue) and on the smaller 4-Cylinder M271 engined cars, timing chains were prone to stretching and eventually snapping, if the correct oil hadn't been used, and changed at the prescribed intervals. Both these issues can potentially destroy the engine, but even if caught before the worst happens can still cost thousands to rectify in the case of the M272 & M273 engines. This, as you can imagine, can make buying a W209 a bit of a lottery, unless, that is, you go for the most reliable variant in the range by far, the CLK220 CDI (like this one) with the extremely reliable and stoically durable (non DPF) OM646 engine.

This is an absolutely beautiful and extremely well optioned example of the rather handsome Mercedes W209 CLK Coupe, and comes with the highly desirable AMG styling and Handling package, which was only offered as an option on the later cars. Also being among of the last W209’s, it comes with lots of desirable options not found on the earlier cars. 

Finished in very classy gleaming 197 Obsidian Black with 811A Anthracite leather, with Multi Contour Orthopaedic Sports Seats, it’s been owned for the obligatory three years, before being sold through The Mercedes Signature use car scheme to its owner of almost 8 years. It was then owned by a Mercedes Club member for a short time, however he needed to sell it soon after buying it, to fund the purchase of another vehicle he’d seen, and also to make room for it.

As you’d expect of a cherished car, it has been serviced on the dot, and has required, and although the service record is held digitally, as with all Mercedes after 2008, there is an extremely extensive paper record to substantiate this, all neatly and chronologically filed in a rather large A4 lever arch file, which documents the vehicles maintenance history from day one to present.

The overall condition of this car is incredible, both on top, underneath and inside and it’s probably about as near perfect as anyone could reasonably expect a car of this age to be; I have to say it’s actually one of the nicest cars I’ve had in quite some time. It’s also fantastic to drive too; the ultra reliable OM646 provides a rather handy 340nm of mid range torque, which makes for effortless overtaking and swift progress, but yet is extremely economical, with 50mpg realistically achievable in real world driving. It’s also has the more reliable five speed auto too, but does have the modern gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, which are great fun to use when you fancy changing the cogs yourself!

This is one of the few cars that almost does it all in that its stylish yet practical, good to drive, lively, and very economical – there’s not many vehicles that can claim to tick all those boxes, and part of me really wants to keep this car for myself. Also, being made right at the end of the W209’s model run, Mercedes had the CLK pretty much sorted by 2009, so it doesn’t suffer some of the issues that afflicted earlier models. It also comes from a time when Mercedes had well and truly got their “mojo” back in terms of build quality, and as a result I think in some ways that improved quality makes the CLK feel like an updated , but more refined W124 Coupe, a car it certainly pays homage to.

So, in summary, if you want a prestige car that looks amazing, has been properly maintained and is practical, safe and nice to drive, but won’t cost a fortune to run, you won’t go too far wrong with the gorgeous Mercedes CLK. You could spend many times more than I’m asking for this car and you still probably wouldn’t get something as nice; in my opinion exceptional prestige cars like this are a real bargain at the moment, and I can never understand why anyone would go and buy a new car just for it to lose a fortune on the day you drive it off the forecourt, when you can have something like this for a fraction of the price.


MTSV CLASSIC MERCEDES

MTSV (an abbreviation for Mark Taylor Specialist Vehicles) was born out an incurable and lifelong obsession for anything with four wheels on it, especially those carrying the legendary Three Pointed Star. Established by me, Mark Taylor in November 2005 when the Classic Car market was in its infancy and long before “everyman and his dog” had jumped on the Classic Car bandwagon.  Specialising in Classic Mercedes from the late 1970’s, through to the 2000’s, I also frequently have the odd foray into other quality classics and sometimes even modern cars, however the qualification is always that it has to be interesting, and/or just a little different; my theory, which has served me well so far, is that if I like it, someone else probably will! 

My main specialisation is the legendary Mercedes W201 190 and Mercedes W124; I firmly believe these models were about as good as cars got in terms of sheer, teutonic  quality, and believe them to be the best cars Mercedes have ever made. I’ve built up a substantial knowledge of both the W201 190 & W124 over many years, which I’m always happy to share, and have recently contributed to a W201 buying guide written by Julian Parish.  I also have extensive experience of the most of the Mercedes models within my “band of interest” namely the W116, W123, W202 & W203 C-Class, W208 & W209 CLK, W210 & W211 E-Class, W126 & W140 S-Class, R170 & R171 SLK and the R129 SL-Class. Obviously as time goes on later models are coming onto my radar too.

MTSV has always, and will always focus on quality rather than quantity, and in doing so has earned, and continues to maintain an enviable reputation among its many customers both in the UK and abroad, many who are now three, four and even five times repeat customers, some of which have become good friends too.  I’m also listed in the Mercedes Club Directory as a recommended business and I’ve also had several of my rarer cars featured in the motoring press too.


THE MTSV DIFFERENCE

Unlike some, I don't just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won't notice…I just couldn't do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.


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Interior

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Wheels

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FACTORY DATA (BUILD) CARD

General Data

  • FIN WDB2093082F265918
  • Model CLK 220 CDI
  • Engine 646966 30 644146
  • Transmission 722699 07 567779
  • Order Number 0 8 537 50307
  • Order Location GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
  • Interior AMARETTA/LEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE - BLACK/ANTH. (811A)
  • Paint 1 OBSIDIAN BLACK (197U)
  • Release Date 2008-09-03
  • Delivery Date 2008-09-04

Code Description

  • 197U OBSIDIAN BLACK
  • 198
  • 205B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
  • 249 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
  • 255B MB MOBILO WITH DSB AND GGD
  • 265 LINES-NO.PLATE DISCONTINUED
  • 283B AIRBAGLABLE - ENGLISH
  • 335B INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LANGUAGE - BRITISH ENGLISH
  • 354 ANTENNA FOR TELEPHONE D/E-NET
  • 386 MOBILE PRE.-INSTALLATION (MTUS)
  • 404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
  • 405 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
  • 423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • 428 STEERING WHEEL SHIFT BUTTONS/GEARSHIFT PADDLES
  • 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
  • 477 TIRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNER
  • 486 SPORTS SUSPENSION
  • 500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
  • 523 RADIO AUDIO 20
  • 537L GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
  • 551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
  • 573 CHILD SEAT MOUNTING, ISOFIX IN REAR
  • 580 AIR CONDITIONER
  • 5XXL EUROPE
  • 600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
  • 613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
  • 666 PRODUCT PROT.F.TRANSPORT VEH. W/O TIE-DOWN HOOKS
  • 690 EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE (MINI SPARE)
  • 739 ALUMINUM TRIM PARTS
  • 772 AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
  • 782 AMG-SPOKEN WEELS 18" MIXED TIRES
  • 809 AEJ 06/1/M/X
  • 810A AMARETTA/LEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE
  • 811A AMARETTA/LEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE - BLACK/ANTH.
  • 875 HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
  • 882 INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
  • 950 AMG SPORTS PACKAGE
  • 954 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR AVANTGARDE VEHICLES
  • 983 COC PAPER EURO 4 TECHNOLOGY W/O REG. CERT. PART II
  • 989 IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD
  • F209 SERIES PRODUCTION 209
  • G699 W 5 A 330 VERSION 99
  • GA AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • HA REAR AXLE
  • J52 ADDITIONAL CODE FOR DAMPING MAT
  • K13 CONTROL CODE FOR SERVICE INTERVAL 25000 KM
  • M002 ENGINES WITH EXH.TURBOCHARGER WITH INTERCOOLER
  • M22 DISPLACEMENT 2.2 LITER
  • M646 R4-DIESEL ENGINE OM646
  • R RIGHT-HAND STEERING
  • U18 AUTOMATIC CHILD SEAT RECOGNITATION (AKSE)
  • VL FRONT AXLE HALF, LEFT
  • VR FRONT AXLE HALF, RIGHT

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