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Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Cabriolet 2000

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a sequence of mid-length luxurious coupés and convertibles produced with the aid of using German vehicle producer Mercedes-Benz in generations. Although its layout and styling changed into derived from the E-Class, the mechanical underpinnings have been primarily based totally at the smaller C-Class, i.e. respectively primarily based totally at the W202 and W203 systems of the C-Class. It changed into located beneathneath the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and SL-Class, however above the SLK-Class.The CLK call derives from the German Coupé Leicht Kompakt (or Kurz), translated Coupé-Light-Short. In 2009 Mercedes ceased to apply the CLK designation shifting the phase designation returned to E-Class Coupe/Convertible instead, because it had referred to as this precise line of its cars formerly earlier than the CLK moniker changed into brought withinside the 1990s.

The first-technology C208/A208 CLK changed into brought in 1997, and changed into primarily based totally at the W202 Mercedes-Benz C-Class released 3 years earlier. The C208 coupé changed into changed with the aid of using the C209 CLK-Class in 2002, even though the convertible remained in manufacturing till 2003 while changed with the aid of using the A209 CLK.

The CLK brought a brand new marketplace area of interest for Mercedes-Benz. Although the C208 used additives from the E-Class (W210) and had a specification stage better than the E-Class, it changed into in truth primarily based totally at the much less highly-priced C-Class (W202) platform. Two variations have been first of all to be had: the 4-cylinder CLK two hundred (136 PS (a hundred kW; 134 bhp)) and 4-cylinder supercharged and CLK 230 Kompressor 193-197 PS (142-one hundred forty five kW; 190-194 bhp).

The CLK 320 Coupé changed into brought withinside the 1997 version 12 months, powered with the aid of using a 218 PS (one hundred sixty kW; 215 bhp) three.2 L V6 engine. The CLK GTR FIA GT1 racing vehicle regarded in 1998, powered with the aid of using a 5.nine L V12 engine; 25 road-going CLK GTRs have been made. The CLK 320 Cabriolet and the 279 PS (205 kW; 275 bhp), four.three L V8-powered CLK 430 regarded in 1999. 

All fashions have been to be had in each coupé and convertible form. In Europe, the supercharged two hundred Kompressor changed into additionally to be had, attaining remarkable 193bhp, way to euro2 permissive emission specs. In overdue 1999 for the 2000 version 12 months, a facelift changed into released which incorporated, amongst others, a revised device cluster with a larger multifunction show, guidance wheel with controls for the multifunction show and radio, Tiptronic automated gearbox, revised bumpers and new aspect skirts and aspect-view mirror-set up flip signals.

The excessive-overall performance CLK fifty five AMG, which changed into brought first in Europe in 2000, changed into powered with the aid of using the 372 PS (274 kW; 367 bhp) "M113" 5.four L V8 engine; the CLK fifty five AMG Cabriolet changed into released in 2002, the ultimate 12 months of this frame style.

CLK fifty five AMG

The CLK AMG is powered with the aid of using a hand-assembled 5.four-liter V8 engine. The hardware listing consists of super-stiff cast billet metal crankshaft, cast, weight-matched connecting rods and pistons, light-weight AMG-precise chain-pushed unmarried overhead camshafts V8 (one cam in step with cyl bank) with consumption and one exhaust valves in step with cylinder, in addition to eight coil packs and sixteen spark plugs ( spark plugs in step with cyl). Its bore and stroke are 97mm x 92mm. The dual-resonance consumption manifold with tuned runners allows create optimized torque and energy outputs with the aid of using taking gain of resonant frequencies to growth overall performance. The engine capabilities a excessive compression ratio of 10.5:1. All of those superior technology assist supply a wholesome 342 hp (255 kW) and 376 lb·ft (510 N·m) of torque.

The five-pace automated transmission is customized from the gearbox used withinside the V-12 S-elegance fashions, due to the fact that gearbox can take the torque. It is completely adaptive and electronically managed, and is a more potent unit than that of the CLK430. Also a bigger 4-bolt driveshaft it is 4 inches in diameter connects to a strengthened rear differential to hold all of the greater energy below manage. Standard traction manage maintains wheelspin to a minimum, whilst its Electronic Stability Program (ESP) maintains the CLK on its meant path.

The widespread CLK chassis is used, and whilst the modern model isn't primarily based totally on the brand new C-Class platform, the AMG model of the CLK gives a few unique undercarriage additives. The 4-wheel unbiased suspension is largely similar to the lesser CLK variations, however AMG suits better-rated springs, tighter surprise valving, large diameter anti-roll bars and stiffer suspension bushings. The ensuing firmer, extra managed journey is made even tighter with the aid of using its excessive-overall performance ZR-rated low-profile tires. The brakes had been better as well. 

The large 4-wheel discs are large and thicker than the opposite CLKs, and the rear discs are eparticularly vented to decorate cooling. An anti-lock braking machine is widespread, whilst Brake Assist applies complete braking pressure in panic forestall quicker than a motive force could. It rides on AMG Monoblock alloy wheels, 7.5" the front and eight.5" rear, shod with 225/45ZR17 and 245/40ZR17 Michelin Pilot Sport tires.