Mercedes-Benz CLK55 Cabriolet AMG 2003 - AZH-CARS

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Mercedes-Benz CLK55 Cabriolet AMG 2003

The Mercedes-Benz W209 vehicles had been produced considering the fact that 2002. They are offered beneathneath the CLK-Class version names. The W209 is primarily based totally at the W203 C-Class. It changed the C208 CLK-Class after 2004 which have been the primary automobile to hold the CLK moniker.

The W209 is to be had in frame styles, a coupe and a cabriolet, and with 3 engines to be had, a V6 (CLK320 in '04, CLK350 thereafter), V8 (CLK500), and supercharged V8 (CLK55). The cabriolet (Designated with an A, as in CLK500A) functions a totally automated retractable gentle pinnacle blanketed through a metallic tonneau that may be raised and diminished from outdoor the car the use of the important thing fob.The CLK is designed to fill the mid-luxurious marketplace function for coupes and convertibles. It is Mercedes-Benz's simplest 4-seat cabriolet. Its direct competition withinside the cabriolet marketplace are the Volvo C70 and the Lexus SC430, even though it is to be had with large engines than any of its direct competition. The CLK is placed halfway among the BMW three collection coupe/cabriolet and the 6 collection coupe/cabriolet.

The CLK is a superlative car whose coping with is exceedingly particular even beneathneath intense cornering, road, and climate situations, and whose overall performance is same to the quickest easily to be had sports activities vehicles at the marketplace. Performance is electronically constrained to 135mph withinside the CLK350 and CLK500 models, and to 155mph withinside the CLK55 version. The digital issue is felt as a factor at which the auto absolutely might not move faster, now no longer as an synthetic gasoline cutoff which could reason bucking as in a few vehicles.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and Antilock breaking machine (ABS) are each superb aids to coping with, making such feats as a 90' diploma activate an average lane intersection from 50mph feasible the use of easy difficult breaking and turning with out a extensive fishtailing. Although the ESP machine may be manually grew to become off, it in no way truely permits the wheels to spin absolutely freely. For example, the ESP machine makes drifting (intentional high-electricity fishtailing) not possible with out shutting the ESP machine off the use of a manufacturing unit take a look at protocol that end-customers can't enable.

Both the five-pace ('04 and '05) and 7-pace automated transmissions are so easy that moving is substantive simplest uncommon using situations. The vehicles have a guide sport/consolation mode transfer that units the transmission to begin in second equipment and shift in advance in consolation mode. The new 7-pace transmission commercials approximately 20tter gasoline mileage in actual using situations over the five-pace with out a loss in overall performance, despite the fact that the extra moving may be substantive. In the CLK500, at 80mph, the five-pace transmission runs at approximately 3000rpm, at the same time as the 7-pace runs at approximately 2200rpm. Both transmissions consist of automated great equipment locating in order that the driving force want now no longer preserve song of which equipment the auto is in throughout overall performance using, and withinside the AMG version, the transmission may be set to live withinside the maximum feasible equipment for the great feasible overall performance.

The five-pace CLK500 receives a mean of 15mpg in actual metropolis using situations, while the 7-pace CLK500 get a mean of approximately 18mpg beneathneath the equal situations. Both upload approximately 3mpg for toll road using.The new three.five liter engine grants sufficient overall performance to make the auto appear essentially the equal alongside the road of motors; The in advance 320 felt like a nimble automobile however turned into now no longer withinside the equal magnificence because the CLK500/fifty five in phrases of overall performance. The CLK55 AMG commercials significantly much less extra overall performance than the AMG variations of different Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which possibly debts for its relative rarity.

Mercedes-Benz concentrates its ergonomic layout engineering efforts on diffused luxuries, inclusive of seat-belt presenters, robotically decreasing headrests while the seat is moved returned in order that it is in the ideal function for tall drivers, and decreasing the passenger aspect reflect to reveal the cut down while the auto is in reverse.

More apparent conveniences consist of robotically dimming mirrors, in-sprint navigation instructions, guidance wheel manage of audio machine, iPod, and included cellphone machine, and cornering fog lamps that remove darkness from the street while you switch withinside the equal path because the flip signs signal.

The W209 turned into delivered in 2002. At introduction, it turned into to be had with a three.2 liter engine, a liter engine, and a five.five liter engine. The 2004 CLK turned into the ultimate Mercedes Benz car to apply the venerable D2B (Digital Data Bus) optical fiber media machine delivered a decade in advance. The maximum apparent hassle with this machine turned into the surely out of date CD-ROM primarily based totally navigation machine.

The 2005 replace blanketed a brand new three.five liter 6 cylinder and the MOST (Media Oriented Serial Transport) media machine used withinside the relaxation of the Mercedes Benz line, bringing alongside a substantially improve DVD primarily based totally navigation machine and iPod integration as non-obligatory functions. The 2006 blanketed an stepped forward three.five liter 6 cylinder engine and delivered the guidance wheel shift paddles from the AMG version to the CLK500.