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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New Mercedes CLK 500
This is actually not a new model, but just an upgraded version. What makes the new CLK different from the old one is that Mercedes pumped it full of steroids and transformed it into a beast with a beautiful outer shell. How do we know, well just look at the numbers. The new version has a V8 engine which produces 285 kW and 388 hp. The 5.5-litre V8 engine boasts a peak torque of 530 Nm (previous model was 460 Nm) allowing it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds (previous model was 5.9). The new model will certainly guarantee their owners a sports car-esque driving pleasure like they haven’t seen before. Press Release: Stuttgart, Jul 19, 2006 Bolstered by a new V8 engine developing 285 kW/388 hp, the CLK 500 Coupé and Cabriolet models now serve up sports car-esque driving pleasure. The newly developed 5.5-litre V8 engine boasts a peak torque of 530 Nm (outgoing model: 460 Nm), allowing the CLK-Class to deliver a virtuoso performance: the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 5.2 seconds (outgoing model: 5.9 seconds), while the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). Despite the 26 per cent boost in power, NEDC combined fuel consumption remains at an impressive 11.4 – 11.5 l per 100 km, matching the excellent figure posted by the previous model. Now customers can further upgrade their CLK models by adding the sports and styling package, which includes leather multicontour seats, metallic paintwork, an AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with shift paddles (with the automatic transmission) and aluminium sports pedals. The six and eight-cylinder petrolengined versions with an automatic transmission boast the special 7G-TRONIC Sport seven-speed transmission (standard in the CLK 350 and 500). In terms of exterior features, the package comprises 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling – for the front and rear apron and the side skirt panels – as well as an AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid and a chromed AMG twin tailpipe. These visual enhancements lend both the Cabriolet and the Coupé an even more dynamic aura. Plus the sports suspension and perforated front brake discs make the CLK even more of a pleasure to drive. The sports and styling package is available now for € 4402.00 (incl. 16 % VAT). Source:DaimlerChrysler
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/19/2006 10:14:00 AM    
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