The next generation Mercedes-Benz CLK, currently “in works”, will be a lot more ostentatious, displaying a dynamic look with angular lines, refining the visual language of the new C-Class sedan. Official launch is expected for 2009, sales beginning later. The CLK-Class will be $10,000 more expensive than the C-Class.
The 2009 CLK-Class will feature new advanced technologies currently found in the S-class, including Presafe II, night vision, Comand II, and the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system.
To save cost, Mercedes will borrow components from the E-Class, using a modular approach that’s a first for Mercedes.
The 2009 CLK-Class line-up will include: the CLK350, which gets a 272-hp V-6; the 388-hp, V-8-powered CLK500; and, later, the 503-hp CLK63 AMG. Also the 2009 CLK will get a 4Matic and a hybrid version.