The Mercedes CLC went on sale back in May 2008 at the Mercedes plant in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Unfortunately, sales for the sportscar were worst than expected so after only two years of production Mercedes has decided that the sun will set on the Mercedes CLC’s day. Instead of producing the coupe, Mercedes wants to start assembling commercial vehicles for South America.
The compact coupe has never met Mercedes customers’ tastes who considered it a restyled version of the C-Class Coupé and not a totally new car. More than that, the debut of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe in 2011 will leave no room in the line-up for the CLC anyway.
The CLC is offered in six different versions. There’s a four four-cylinder and two six-cylinder engines with power outputs ranging from 122 hp to 272 hp. All the engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but the customer can also choose from a five-speed automatic transmission for the four‑cylinder units and a 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission for the V6 models.
So, it’s time to say goodbye to the Mercedes CLC. Can’t say we’ll miss you, pal.