The Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 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
Due to its heavy weight, it suffers from understeer through corners but is suitable for ramming police vehicles in pursuits. Other advantages of the car are a high top speed and quick acceleration.
Kira "Kaze" Nakazato (Blacklist racer #7) drives a modified CLK 500 with a unique livery of a snake wrapped around a cherry blossom tree branch. Her car can be obtained from a pink slip marker after defeating her.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The CLK 500 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as an tier 1 exotic vehicle with a $45,000 price tag.
It has worse handling than other exotics, but makes up for it with a high top speed and better acceleration. Despite being a tier 1 car, it is capable of going over 200 mph (322 km/h) when fully upgraded and is also effective in pursuits due to its weight.
Need for Speed: Undercover
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.
- Sal, who works as a scout for the player's crew, will drive a CLK 500 as his tier 1 car if the player chooses the Alfa Romeo Brera as their starter car.