The Mercedes-Benz W208 coupes and convertibles were produced from 1997 to 2002. They were sold under the CLK-Class model names. The W208 models were the CLK 200 4-cylinder, CLK230 4-cylinder, CLK 320 V6, CLK 430 V8 and CLK 55 AMG. All models were available in both coupe and cabriolet form.
The CLK introduced a new market niche for Mercedes-Benz. Although the W208 used components from the E-Class and had a specification level higher than the E-Class, it was in fact based on the C-Class platform.
The CLK features a number of innovative accessories and systems, such as tow-away protection and an emergency transmission mode.
The W208 was succeeded by the W209, also called the CLK.
The CLK AMG is powered by a hand-assembled 5.5-liter V8 engine. The hardware list reads like that of a race car: super-stiff forged billet steel crankshaft, forged, weight-matched connecting rods and pistons, lightweight AMG-specific camshafts churns inside the pressure-cast aluminum block of this chain-driven single overhead-cam V8 with two intake and one Exhaust valves per cylinder, as well as 16 coils and 16 spark plugs (two spark plugs per cy). Its bore and stroke are nearly the same, which makes it an ideally balanced engine. The complex dual-resonance intake manifold with carefully tuned runners helps create an explosive compression ratio of 10.5:1 which is is mostly what delivers the healthy 342 horsepower (255 kW) and 376 lb·ft (510 N·m) of torque.
The five-speed automatic transmission is adapted from the gearbox used in the V-12 S-class models, because that gearbox can take the torque. It is fully adaptive and electronically-controlled, and is a stronger unit than that of the CLK430. Also a larger four-bolt driveshaft that's four inches in diameter connects to a reinforced rear differential to keep all the extra power under control. Standard traction control keeps wheelspin to a minimum, while its Electronic Stability Program (ESP) keeps the CLK on its intended path.
The standard CLK chassis is used, and while the current version is not based on the new C-Class platform, the AMG version of the CLK offers some special undercarriage components. The four-wheel independent suspension is basically the same as the lesser CLK versions, but AMG fits higher-rated springs, tighter shock valving, larger diameter anti-roll bars and stiffer suspension bushings. The resulting firmer, more controlled ride is made even tighter by its high-performance ZR-rated low-profile tires. The brakes have been enhanced as well. The huge four-wheel discs are larger and thicker than the other CLKs, and the rear discs are specially vented to enhance cooling. An anti-lock braking system is standard, while Brake Assist applies full braking force in panic stop faster than a driver could. It rides on AMG Monoblock alloy wheels, 7.5" front and 8.5" rear, shod with 225/45ZR17 and 245/40ZR17 Michelin Pilots.
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Mercedes Benz CLK-class History
The Mercedes-Benz W209 cars have been produced since 2002. They are sold
under the CLK-Class model names. The W209 is based on the W203 C-Class. It
replaced the C208 CLK-Class after 2004 which were the first car to carry
the CLK moniker.
The W209 is available in two body styles, a coupe and a cabriolet, and is
manufactured with diesel and petrol engines ranging from four cylinder
(CLK200) to eight cylinder (CLK500 and CLK63AMG). The cabriolet (Designated
with an A, as in CLK500A) features a fully automatic retractable soft top
covered by a metal tonneau that can be raised and lowered from outside the
vehicle using the key fob.
A W209 CLK 63 AMG DTM "Black Series" was produced as a MY2006 in both a
coupe and later cabriolet model. Styling cues were taken from the full race
car version for the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters racing series. The
car includes a wider body, carbon fiber accents, and upgraded suspension.
The CLK is designed to fill the mid-luxury market position for coupes and
convertibles. It is Mercedes-Benz's only 4-seat cabriolet. Its direct
competitors in the cabriolet market are the Volvo C70 and the Lexus SC430,
although it is available with larger engines than any of its direct
competitors. The CLK is positioned midway between the BMW 3 series
coupe/cabriolet and the 6 series coupe/cabriolet.
The CLK is a superlative vehicle whose handling is exceptionally precise
even under extreme cornering, road, and weather conditions, and whose
performance is equal to the fastest readily available sports cars on the
market. Performance is electronically limited to 135mph in the CLK350 and
CLK500 models, and to 155mph in the CLK55 model. An AMG factory option is
available for an unrestricted top speed.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
are both excellent aids to handling, making such feats as a 90' degree turn
on a typical two lane intersection from 50mph possible using simple hard
braking and turning with no significant fishtailing. Although the ESP
system can be manually turned off, it never actually allows the wheels to
spin completely freely. For example, the ESP system makes drifting
(intentional high-power fishtailing) impossible without shutting the ESP
system off using a factory test protocol that end-users cannot enable.
Each model seats four and in the US this includes an all-leather interior
with burl walnut trim. For Europe the models are available as "Elegance" or
"Avantgarde" versions, basically Luxury or Sport specification where the
Elegance uses Burr Walnut trim and polished alloy wheels the Avantgarde
uses alloy trim and chunky wheels. The price and specification for European
models is otherwise the same. The 4 cyl. cars wear 16" wheels While the
CLK320, CLK350 and CLK500 come with 17 inch (432 mm) alloy wheels, the
CLK55 AMG sports 18 inch (457 mm) wheels. The cabriolets have a
remote-operated automatic soft-top and sensor-controlled roll bars. Since
2000, all US cars come standard with a Tele Aid emergency assistance
system, automatic dual-zone air conditioning, 10-way power front seats and
rain-sensing windshield wipers. Seven-channel digital surround sound comes
standard. A Keyless Go system, navigation system, Parktronic system, and
bi-xenon HID headlamps are all available as options. All models come with
four side airbags.European cars differ considerably and are usually specced
depending on the buyer's needs.
The cars have a manual sport/comfort mode switch that sets the transmission
to start in 2nd gear and shift earlier in comfort mode. The new 7-speed
transmission ads about 20% better fuel mileage in real driving conditions
over the 5-speed with no loss in performance, although the additional
shifting can be noticeable. In the CLK500, at 80mph, the 5-speed
transmission runs at about 3000rpm, while the 7-speed runs at about
2200rpm. Both transmissions include automatic best gear finding so that the
driver need not keep track of which gear the car is in during performance
driving, and in the AMG model, the transmission can be set to stay in the
highest possible gear for the best possible performance.
The 5-speed CLK500 gets an average of 15mpg in real city driving
conditions, whereas the 7-speed CLK500 get an average of about 18mpg under
the same conditions. Both add about 3mpg for highway driving.
The W209 CLK-Class is 2.4 inches (61 mm) longer, 0.7 inches (18 mm) wider
and 1.1 inch (28 mm) higher than its predecessor.
In Europe there was also the CLK 200 K (1.8 R4), CLK 220 CDI (2.1 R4
diesel), CLK 240 (2.6 V6), CLK 270 CDI (2.7 R5 diesel), CLK 280 (3.0 V6),
CLK 320 CDI (3.0 V6 diesel); (all standard with 6-speed manual
transmission, automatic transmission is optional) 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55
AMG cabriolet 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG cabriolet.