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The 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 (C209) was the top model of the Mercedes-Benz CLK series between 2002 and 2009.

In 2006, it received a 5.5L V8 engine with 383 bhp. In 2009, the CLK 500 was replaced by the E 500 Coupe.


Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The CLK 500 appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Due to its heavy weight, it suffers from understeer through corners, but is suitable for ramming police vehicles in pursuits. Other advantages include a high top speed and quick acceleration.


The stock CLK 500 is unlocked through the Career mode upon the player defeating Blacklist Rival #8: Jade "Jewels" Barrett.

Upon being unlocked, it can be purchased in the Career mode from a Car Lot for 75,000 cash, and it can be selected for customisation in My Cars.

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Defeat Blacklist #8: "Jewels"
Cost: 75,000
Top Speed 4.1
Acceleration 2.6
Handling 4.8

Kira "Kaze" Nakazato's

Kira "Kaze" Nakazato drives a customised CLK 500, which is made available as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer after he is defeated in the Career mode. It can not be selected for customisation in My Cars.

It can be added to the player's garage in the Career mode as a possible pink slip reward from one of three mystery Bonus Markers offered after defeating Blacklist Rival #7: Kira "Kaze" Nakazato.

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Defeat Blacklist #7: "Kaze"
Top Speed 4.1
Acceleration 3.6
Handling 4.4

Challenge Series

A custom CLK 500 is offered in the Challenge Series and can be driven in two events:

It can not be unlocked for use in any events or game modes outside of its two Challenge Series events.

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Challenge Series vehicle
Top Speed 9.2
Acceleration 9.9
Handling 9.4

Need for Speed: Carbon

The CLK 500 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 exotic class car.

It has worse handling than other exotics, but makes up for it with a high top speed and better acceleration. It is capable of reaching over 200 mph (322 km/h) when fully upgraded, and is also effective in pursuits due to its heavy mass.


The stock CLK 500 is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode from the beginning of any career, and it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 45,000 cash.

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CarbonExoticIcon.png Exotic Tier 1
Stock: 45,000 cash
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 3.0
Handling 2.8


Sal drives a CLK 500 as part of the crew in the exotic career path of the Career mode, if the player drives a tier 1 car.

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CarbonExoticIcon.png Exotic Tier 1
Crew Member
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 3.0
Handling 2.8

Need for Speed: Undercover

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The CLK 500 appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover with a price tag of $42,000. It can be unlocked through career mode progression.

Goons working for Chau Wu will drive a white CLK 500.

Need for Speed: Edge

The CLK 500 2004 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.


  • The CLK 500 appears in all games as a US-spec model.