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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class CL203 is a compact hatchback in production from 2008 to 2011. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 1.6 to 3.5 liters.
The successor to the C-Class SportCoupe, the CLC-Class was based on the same chassis but with design elements of the W204 C-Class sedan. Like its predecessor, it continued to compete with economy cars, even though Mercedes' RWD platform is most costly to manufacture. This led to poor sales and eventual discontinuation of the series.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 31% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • RWD remained
  • Slight interior improvements
Cons
  • Arguably less appealing than its predecessor
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Cheaply put together

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Specifications

CLC 160CLC 160 ATCLC 180 KompressorCLC 180 Kompressor ATCLC 200 CDICLC 200 CDI ATCLC 200 KompressorCLC 200 Kompressor ATCLC 220 CDICLC 220 CDI ATCLC 230CLC 230 ATCLC 250CLC 250 ATCLC 350CLC 350 AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity310 L / 10.9 cu-ft ~ 1100 L / 38.8 cu-ft
Engine Oil Capacity5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt5.5 L / 5.8 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity62.0 L / 16.4 gal
Passengers4
Payload545 kg / 1202 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs370 kg / 816 lbs350 kg / 772 lbs530 kg / 1168 lbs510 kg / 1124 lbs470 kg / 1036 lbs470 kg / 1036 lbs455 kg / 1003 lbs435 kg / 959 lbs470 kg / 1036 lbs470 kg / 1036 lbs545 kg / 1202 lbs525 kg / 1157 lbs400 kg / 882 lbs520 kg / 1146 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire SizeFront wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18Front wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18205/55 R16V205/55 R16VFront wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18Front wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18205/55 R16V205/55 R16V205/55 R16V205/55 R16V205/55 R16V205/55 R16VFront wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18Front wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 225/40 R18 Rear wheel tires: 195/60 R16, 205/55 R16, 225/45 R17, 245/35 R18225/45 R17W225/45 R17
Turning Circle10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.3 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft10.8 m / 35.4 ft

Construction

Body Style3-door Coupe

Dimensions

Size | Height1405 mm / 55.3 in
Size | Length4448 mm / 175.1 in4448 mm / 175.1 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4448 mm / 175.1 in4448 mm / 175.1 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4448 mm / 175.1 in4448 mm / 175.1 in4452 mm / 175.3 in4452 mm / 175.3 in
Size | Width1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in | 2078 mm / 81.8 in (mirror unfolded)1728 mm / 68.0 in1728 mm / 68.0 in
Track Width | Front1505.0 mm / 59.3 in
Track Width | Rear1476.0 mm / 58.1 in
Weight1395.0 kg / 3075.4 lbs1415.0 kg / 3119.5 lbs1475.0 kg / 3251.8 lbs1495.0 kg / 3295.9 lbs1430.0 kg / 3152.6 lbs1450.0 kg / 3196.7 lbs1480.0 kg / 3262.8 lbs1480.0 kg / 3262.8 lbs1530.0 kg / 3373.1 lbs1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs1480.0 kg / 3262.8 lbs1480.0 kg / 3262.8 lbs1450.0 kg / 3196.7 lbs1470.0 kg / 3240.8 lbs1550.0 kg / 3417.2 lbs1570.0 kg / 3461.3 lbs
Wheel SizeFront wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 18Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 187J x 167J x 16Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 18Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 187J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 167J x 16Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 18Front wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 7.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 6J x 16, 7J x 16, 7.5J x 17, 8.5J x 187J x 177J x 17
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h11.2 sec11.5 sec9.7 sec9.7 sec11.3 sec11.1 sec8.6 sec8.7 sec9.7 sec9.4 sec8.4 sec8.6 sec8.4 sec8.6 sec6.3 sec6.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph10.6 sec10.9 sec9.2 sec9.2 sec10.7 sec10.5 sec8.2 sec8.3 sec9.2 sec8.9 sec8.0 sec8.2 sec8.0 sec8.2 sec6.0 sec6.0 sec
CO2 Emission165 ~ 173 g/km178 ~ 189 g/km147 ~ 161 g/km169 ~ 188 g/km218 ~ 225 g/km217 ~ 226 g/km
Fuel Economy6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (combined) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (urban) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (highway)7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (combined) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (urban) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (highway)7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (urban) | 5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (highway)7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (urban) | 5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (highway)7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (combined) | 11.0 L/100km / 21.4 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (combined) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (urban) | 4.8 L/100km / 49.0 MPG (highway)6.6 L/100km / 35.6 MPG (combined) | 8.8 L/100km / 26.7 MPG (urban) | 5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (highway)9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (combined) | 13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (combined) | 13.2 L/100km / 17.8 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)9.5 L/100km / 24.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (highway)9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (combined) | 13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph206.0 km/h / 128.0 mph220.0 km/h / 136.7 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph206.0 km/h / 128.0 mph205.0 km/h / 127.4 mph235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph231.0 km/h / 143.5 mph224.0 km/h / 139.2 mph219.0 km/h / 136.1 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph234.0 km/h / 145.4 mph240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph234.0 km/h / 145.4 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 5Euro 5Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 4Euro 5Euro 5Euro 4Euro 4
EngineM 271.911M 271.911M 271.946M 271.946OM 646.962OM 646.962M 271.957M 271.957OM 646.963OM 646.963M 272.920M 272.920M 272.920M 272.920M 272.960M 272.960
Engine | Bore82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in82.0 mm / 3.2 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in88.0 mm / 3.5 in92.9 mm / 3.7 in92.9 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio9.3:19.3:110.2:110.2:118.0:118.0:118.0:118.0:111.4:111.4:110.7:110.7:1
Engine | Displacement1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1597.0 cc1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1597.0 cc1.8 L / 109.6 cu-in / 1796.0 cc1.8 L / 109.6 cu-in / 1796.0 cc2.1 L / 131.1 cu-in / 2148.0 cc2.1 L / 131.1 cu-in / 2148.0 cc1.8 L / 109.6 cu-in / 1796.0 cc1.8 L / 109.6 cu-in / 1796.0 cc2.1 L / 131.1 cu-in / 2148.0 cc2.1 L / 131.1 cu-in / 2148.0 cc2.5 L / 152.3 cu-in / 2496.0 cc2.5 L / 152.3 cu-in / 2496.0 cc2.5 L / 152.3 cu-in / 2496.0 cc2.5 L / 152.3 cu-in / 2496.0 cc3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc3.5 L / 213.5 cu-in / 3498.0 cc
Engine | Power129.0 hp / 96.2 kW @ 5000 rpm129.0 hp / 96.2 kW @ 5000 rpm143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 5200 rpm143.0 hp / 106.6 kW @ 5200 rpm122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 4200 rpm122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 4200 rpm184.0 hp / 137.2 kW @ 5500 rpm184.0 hp / 137.2 kW @ 5500 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 4200 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 4200 rpm204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 6100 rpm204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 6100 rpm204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 6100 rpm204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 6100 rpm272.0 hp / 202.8 kW272.0 hp / 202.8 kW
Engine | Specific Output80.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in80.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in79.6 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in79.6 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in102.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in102.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in69.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in69.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in81.7 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in77.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in77.8 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke75.6 mm / 3.0 in75.6 mm / 3.0 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in85.0 mm / 3.3 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in68.4 mm / 2.7 in68.4 mm / 2.7 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2500-3800 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2500-3800 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm220 Nm / 162.3 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2800 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2800 rpm250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm340 Nm / 250.8 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm340 Nm / 250.8 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 2900-5500 rpm245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 2900-5500 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2400-5000 rpm350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2400-5000 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderSupercharged multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed56-speed5-speed6-speed56-speed5-speed6-speed5-speed6-speed7-speed6-speed76-speed7-speed
Transmission | TypeManualAutomatic 5G-TRONICManualAutomaticManualAutomatic 5G-TRONICManualAutomaticManualAutomaticManualAutomaticManualAutomatic 7G-TRONICManualAutomatic

Production

Availability2010 ~ 20112010 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20102008 ~ 20102008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 20102008 ~ 20102008 ~ 20092008 ~ 20092009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112008 ~ 20112008 ~ 2011

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