The CLK-Class was first launched in 1996, and thirteen years later its finished serving its purpose. The coupe has already ended production, and the convertible will take a final bow this summer. But fans of swoopy pillarless Mercedes don’t get too up set the CLK is just going away to make room for the similarly sized E-Class Coupe and Convertible that will replace the CLK.
For sure its not the first time you get to see spy pictures of the next-generation CLK, but for sure this are the best ones ever. The new Mercedes will get redesigned front with new headlights and LED style fog lights, sharper lines, more aggressive wheel arches and body creases inspired by the current C-Class saloon.
The new model, believed to be called CE, will also get new technology: Mercedes’ body control system ‘adaptive damping’, plus adjustable steering and body control settings. This changes will make from the CE a strong competitor for the Audi A5 and BMW 3-series.
The CE will be offered with a wide range of engines , ranging from the 1.8-litre petrol found in the C180 to the 3.0-litre V6 diesel unit on the 320CDI.
The official debut will be made in 2009, with the AMG and Black Series version to follow in 2010.
For those folks who want to transform their standard Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet to look like the CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet , today we have the solution. Inden Design revealed their kit for the German convertible consisting in a new front bumper, new side sills, widened front and rear fenders, a rear trunk spoiler and a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser.
Also a new set of H&R suspension kit was installed as well as a new set of 19 inch wheels wrapped in 255/30 tires on the front axle and 305/30 on the rear. For the interior the tuner prepared new carbon-fiber accessories as well as an optional AMG sport steering wheel.
The black widow spider is aggressive and feared. German tuner Vorsteiner wants people to think the same thing when viewing its customized Mercedes CLK 63 AMG . The new kit includes a carbon fiber front lip spoiler and a new rear trunk spoiler.
According to the manufacturer, both of the accessories don’t need drilling to be applied on the factory body panels. Also a new set of custom black alloy wheels were added which contribute to the aerodynamics of the car at very high speeds. Pricing was not revealed yet, but we got lots of images after the jump.
Also check BMW M3 by Vorsteiner .
Kleeman, the German tuning company specialized in Mercedes vehicles, today released its version of the CLK 63 AMG Black Series . Just like is bigger brother, the SL 65 AMG Black Series this car is already Mercedes’ ultimate performance version, but Kleeman decided to sweeten it even further. Thanks to the new Kleeman 63-K2 kit, consisting in a set of high flow exhaust manifolds with matching downpipes and 200-cell steel sport catalysts and a remapped engine ECU. The engine of the vehicle has been boosted from 507 to 545 hp and almost 500 ft. lbs. of torque. The wheels were replaced with new
20” 3 piece Kleemann TS-6 wheels fitted with 255/30 tires on the front axle and 11” wide with 305/25 tires on the rear axle. Due to the fact that the vehicle is prepared for the track the body kit remained the same, only the Mercedes logo were replaced with new logos from Kleeman.
Mercedes will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the CLT Concept, a Shooting Brake (Sports Wagon) model based on the new CLK. The concept will be powered by a Blue-hybrid diesel drive, the series production will follow in 2010.
The CLT was first supposed to be based on the SLK, but the CLK was chosen because the car wanted to have a more elegant appearance and offer generous interior space. Like the concept, the production version will be offered as a hybrid model, in conjunction with the new 252-hp V6 diesel.
Expect the CLT to show a preview of the design language that will be used in the future E-Class.
For those who think that the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series is a little bit soft, you have to find out that Renntech launched its customization programme for the German sports car. Renntech was established back in 1989 by Hartmut Feyhl, an ex technical director of AMG North America and made quickly a name in the world of car tuning.
In order to increase the power of the vehicle the tuner added long-tube headers and a new motorsports style exhaust which with the ECU tweaking pushed the power plant to an astonishing 550 hp, delivering an aditional torque between 2400 and 500 rpm.
Kicherer unveiled today its latest masterpiece: its customized Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series . Based on the already powerful CLK 63 AMG the vehicle received a new ECU tweaking in order to make the engine deliver 540 hp and improve the sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds while the top speed received limitation after 300 km/h.
The tuning company added some visual improvements like the carbon fiber radiator grille or the new Kicherer RS-1 alloy wheels while at the interior the carbon insertions accentuate the sportivity of the car. The chassis of the vehicle was specially developed by the DTM specialist H&R in order to improve the racer’s cornering dynamics by several degrees. More details after the jump!
Mercedes Netherlands launched today the CLK Grand Edition, a new special edition priced at an extra 1000 euro over the price of the standard CLK.
The Grand Edition is being offered in five new metallic colours: Palladium Silver, Obsidian Black, Indium Grey, Irridium Silver and Diamond Metallic, each of them priced at 2107 euro. At the interior the Grand Edition features tobacco or grey colors.
In order to accentuate the sportiveness of the vehicle, Mercedes added new sport pedals, aluminum insertions and sport steering wheel and at the exterior 18” alloy wheels fitted with 225/40R 18 tyres on the front and 255/35 R18 on the rear.
The Grand Edition is available with the following engines: CLK 200 KOMPRESSOR 4-cylinder, CLK 280 and 350, CLK , CLK 200 CDI and 320 CDI.
The 2009 CLK will be powered by a V6 engine that will deliver 272 hp; a V8 engine for the CLK500 that will deliver 388 hp and also a 6.3 liter that willd eliver 503 hp.
A hybrid version will also be unveiled at the end of 2010.