2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 31 August 2006 , 13:08:49 byEmil

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Mercedes-Benz CLK 500

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 is powered by a newly developed 5.5-liter V8 engine which produces an impresssive output of 388 HP and 530 Nm of peak torque, ensuring excitement and driving pleasure at the highest level. While the maximum speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h, the 0-100 km/h sprint is covered in only 5.2 seconds. The incredible boost of power does not compromise fuel consumption, which remains competitive, 11.4 11.5 l per 100 km, matching the excellent figure posted by the previous model. The sports and styling package was developed to further upgrade the CLK models and it comprises aluminum sports pedals, an AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with shift paddles, metallic paintwork and leather multicontour seats. When it comes to the exterior, the package offers the enthusiasts a chromed AMG twin tailpipe, an AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid, side skirt panels, AMG bodystyling for the front and rear apron and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, lending both the Cabriolet and the Coupe a more dynamic appearance.

Bolstered by a new V8 engine developing 285 kW/388 hp, the CLK 500 Coupe 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 Coupe 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).