Mercedes Benz CLK

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Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

Mercedes Benz CLK

The Mercedes-Benz CLK is a series of mid-size cars by Mercedes between 1996 and The CLK was all about style in a line-up of models that was decidedly on fun at the time, and until it was replaced by E-class models in 2010, the CLK was the manufacturer’s representative of sporty

CLK History

The roots of the CLK class lie in the C which debuted in 1993 a sedan based on the new W202 a replacement for the W201 platform. The got company from a coupe on the second-generation W203 platform in and a third-generation W204 platform in 2007.

The CLK models were on the compact C-class platforms, but the positioned the CLK class closer to the E class in terms of price, and trim level.

The first CLK models were and convertibles, and they were to deliver curvaceous style and performance to those well-heeled who had previously only had the relatively E-class models to choose

First Generation

The first of CLK-class cars were on the W208 platform and were in four-cylinder CLK 200, six-cylinder CLK 300 and CLK 400 models.

The CLK 200 and 230 were introduced in and the CLK 320 debuted a year later. The CLK 430 in 1999, and the high-performance CLK 55 AMG came on the in 2000.

All of these first-generation were available in both and cabriolet versions, but despite sleek two-door styling, all four-seaters that aimed to be for back-seat passengers.

Second Generation

The configuration of the also saw some reshuffling for generation, thanks to a new selection of The CLK 270 CDI was equipped with a five-cylinder engine, while the CLK 320 and its replacement, the CLK were outfitted with engines. The CLK 500 was the second-generation V8 model in the segment of the line, and the CLK 55 AMG continued it was replaced by the CLK63 AMG.


The CLK-GTR is a racing of the CLK class developed for competition in the FIA GT in 1997. It was powered by a V12 engine and was cosmetically related to the production of the CLK class.

The CLK DTM AMG is a limited-edition production model and equipped to resemble the racing designed for the Deutsche Tourenwagen racing series. Production of the models were limited to 100 of the coupe version and 80 units of the Thanks to this extremely production run, the CLK DTM AMG was extremely at its introduction, retailing for well $200,000.

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class


The earliest CLK models were not particularly in the power department; the first-generation CLK 200 was by a 134-horsepower four-cylinder engine or a Kompressor powerplant. Above the end of the line, however, the CLK class was with at least adequate, if not engines. The V6 in the CLK 320 was capable, producing a 215 The CLK 430’s V8 was, of course, more powerful, churning out 275 The CLK 55 AMG was relatively monstrous; its 5.4-liter V8 342 horsepower.

The second-generation CLK engines upped the stakes considerably. In this the 3.2- and 3.5-liter V6s used in the CLK 320 and 350 218 and 268 horsepower respectively, and the 5.0-liter V8 in the CLK 500 put out 302 The new CLK 55 AMG got a 5.4-liter V8 that produced 362 and the even newer CLK 65 AMG received a V8 that pumped out 475 horsepower.

Most CLK models were with automatic transmissions; and five-speed gearboxes were the for first generation models, and generation models got either a or seven-speed transmissions. After the five-speed transmission featured a mode, which did a bit to appease who took exception with the decisions made by the automatic in the earlier CLK models.

The CLK line also got a handling in 1999, when a stability system was introduced as standard on the 430 and optional equipment on the 320.

On the inside, the CLK class was focused on Leather upholstery was supplemented burled walnut trim, and equipment included navigation with impressively large and premium digital sound

Comfort was a priority, too, and models were equipped heated seats and automated climate control systems. The of the occupants was ensured with, a multitude of safety features, airbags, sensor-controlled roll on convertible versions, and the Tele Aid assistance system.

Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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