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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Review Preview: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG
Here we have a nice Preview Review about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG. It is definitely and interesting article worth reading for all the Benz enthusiasts.
You would think a sport cabriolet fitted with a 5.4-liter V-8 making 362 horsepower would be enough. But no. In these wonderfully hedonistic, power-crazed days, we’re witnessing a horsepower race that makes the muscle-car battles of the 1960s look as tame as waging war with bows and arrows rather than Hellfire missiles. So, the Mercedes-Benz CLK has now emerged with a mighty 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 475 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. The rival BMW M3 musters a mere 333 horsepower. As well as the new V-8, the CLK receives a freshening that includes a more aggressive body kit with new front and rear fascias, as well as stylish 18-inch wheels. The suspension has been recalibrated, and the new cross-drilled and vented Brembo brake discs have six-piston calipers at the front and four pistons at the rear. The main news, though, lies underhood. This is AMG’s first in-house engine design and features lots of sexy, race-derived features such as bucket tappets and a bedplate construction, wherein the crankcase is split at the crankshaft center line. Although Mercedes refers to the engine as a 6.3, in fact the capacity is 6208cc. It’s mated to the now ubiquitous seven-speed Mercedes automatic transmission that features manual shifting via either the gear lever or paddles fixed to the steering wheel, in place of buttons on the backside of the wheel.
Read more here Source:Car and Driver
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/06/2006 06:34:00 PM    
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