2006 Mercedes CLK-Class
Engine:5.5 liter V8
Torque @ RPM:390
0-60 time:5.2 sec.
Top Speed:155 mph
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Super Sport
The late 1990s saw many epic homologation specials. One of them was the Mercedes CLK GTR, which was a road-going version that allowed Mercedes to race in the LeMans and FIA GT1 class. The car had a couple of road-going versions, including a CLK GTR roadster, but the final evolution is considered to be the Mercedes CLK GTR Super Sport, which introduced a new, more powerful engine.
Ultra Rare Street Legal AMG CLK GTR to go Under the Hammer at Pebble Beach
If you’ve ever wanted to own a road-legal race car, well here is your chance, provided you’ve got some deep pockets that is. Real deep. The CLK GTR is a road-going race car that Mercedes-Benz produced in the late 90s to comply with racing regulations that required them to make a set number of road-going variants. Only 25 were built, with 20 being coupes and 5 being roadsters. This particular example was number nine of those 25. Also, aside from the name, the CLK GTR had nothing in common with the CLK of the time.
Mercedes-Benz only built 26 road-going CLK GTRs, and of those, just six were roadsters. Now, one of these open-top homologation specials will be auctioned in June at the Bonhams event at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it could sell for as much as $2.8 million — a steep price for a very rare, very fast car.
De Telegraaf Autovisie reports that this 1999 CLK GTR Roadster has never been driven on the road and, amazingly, has just six kilometers on the odometer. Its current owner, an anonymous Dutch collector, purchased it as an investment and is apparently ready to cash in. It’s the only black CLK GTR ever built and is one of five left-hand-drive examples. The only right-hand-drive CLK GTR Roadster was built for the Sultan of Brunei. Obviously.
The CLK GTR was designed as a race car first and a road car second, with little mind paid to driver comfort and road-going behavior. With a mid-mounted 6.9-liter V-12 producing around 612 horsepower and cursory styling cues borrowed from the mass-production CLKcoupe, it was devastatingly effecting, winning the FIA GT Championship in 1998 and 1999. It was so dominant that it drove every other manufacturer out of the GT1 class and nearly killed the series.
Following the on-track success, Mercedes fulfilled the FIA’s homologation requirement by tasking AMG with the construction of the 26 road cars. Only 25 were required, but Mercedes wanted to keep one for itself. The six roadsters featured a redesigned engine cover and integrated roll bars. The fixed rear wing more closely resembled the one on the race car, instead of the stylized curved wing from the hardtop.
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The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series went into production in 2007. Back then, Mercedes built a limited number of these high-performance coupes, hence the price tag was not what you would call "affordable." It was expensive, had a terrible ride and it had no rear seats, which did not help when it came to practicality.
However, the CLK63 AMG Black Series was never built to be practical or even comfortable. What it did best was to put a grin on your face whenever the "go-go" pedal was pressed.
Our friendly, neighborhood gearhead, Jeremy Clarkson, owned one, and he loved it. The recipe for winning over JC from TopGear was simple. What Mercedes-Benz did, is take a standard CLK-Class coupe, send it across to AMG, who would shoehorn a 6.2-liter V-8 into the engine bay and do some adjustments to the suspension, etc.
Mercedes would then send the finished car to its "Black-Ops" department, which would throw away the rear axle and replace it with an "industrial-strength" axle and stick a note warning drivers that turning the traction control off can cause loss of life/property and hence isn’t advised. So, it was a car for crazy people, basically. And now folks at City Performance Center, Australia have turned it a mythical creature that makes unicorns seem abundant...
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Four years after Mercedes decided to discontinue the badge, it looks like the CLK is gearing up for a return.
According to Automobile Magazine, Mercedes is planning for the return of the CLK, which will be based on the next-generation C-Class Coupe. Though that may be surprising to some, it shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that the German market, namely Mercedes’ competitors, are all coming up with new models.
So what’s Mercedes to do, right?
Well, bring back the CLK, apparently.
As far as details about the car is concerned, word has it that it will be designed as a highly emotional driver’s car to go with a full plate of engine options, not the least of which could include numerous turbocharged engines.
The plan for the returning CLK is to slot it direct in competition with the new BMW 4-Series and the upcoming Audi A5.
While the CLK is expected to undercut the BMW 4 Series and the next Audi A5 with a coupe and convertible version that will both be available with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
Click past the jump to read more about the car that eventually replaced the CLK, the E-Class Coupe
The Pirelli World Challenge is made up of some of the fastest race-spec sports cars in the world, boasting of such heavyweights like the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the Audi R8 LMS, the Cadillac CTS-V, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Nissan GT-R.
Now you can add another car to that mix, thanks to MMBS-Evorsport.
The car is the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series Race Car, which actually began its life as an Evosport-tuned AMG CLK 63 Black Series street car. From there, it has evolved into a full-fledged race car that was born from a years’ worth of development, fabrication, testing, and refinement by the folks over at Evosport Engineering.
With all the preparations in tow, the no. 24 CLK 63 AMG Black Series Race Car is primed and ready to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class where it will be piloted by veteran race car driver Craig Stanton.
"It has been a long road to get here, but I am very excited that we get to finally take our AMG CLK63 Black Series racing," said Stanton.
"The car is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait for the racing world to see what the guys at Evosport Engineering have been working on this year. It is a work of art, and in my experience, cars that look fast ARE fast. They have taken a true street car - a car that that was registered, insured, everything - and turned into a World Challenge race car. I can’t wait to show everyone what it can do."
MBBS-Evorsport’s no. 24 CLK 63 AMG Black Series Race Car will be making its debut at the Cadillac Sonoma Grand Prix, the season finale of the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championship, before competing in the full 2013 schedule of the racing series.
YouTube member, Jorrie2, struck gold when he encountered aMercedes C63 AMG, a Mercedes SLS AMG, a Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series, and the lone Porsche 997 GT2 as they were topping off at a gas station. And, as a bonus, the CLK63 AMG Black Series left the gas station in quite a bit of hurry, accelerating rapidly and leaving some tread marks on the road!
Following the Mercedes CLK63 AMG were the 997 GT2 and the C63 AMG, which also took part in a little acceleration action, producing some lovely exhaust notes for our hearing pleasure.
As a reminder, the CLK 63 AMG Black Series is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers a total 507 HP and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The Porsche 997 GT2 is powered by a 3.6-liter boxer engine that produces 530 HP at 6500 rpm and 502 lb-ft of torque between 2,200 and 4,500 rpm. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 204 mph.
The Mercedes C63 AMG is powered by the usual 6.2 liter V8 engine producing 457 HP. This power output can be increased to 487 when equipped with the AMG performance package. The Mercedes SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine located front-mid that develops 563 HP and 479 lbs-ft of torque. The engine will help sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, while top speed will go up to 197 mph.
The Mercedes CLK has already been replaced by the E-Class Coupe, but surprisingly, it is still catching the attention of plenty of tuners. One such tuner is Renntech who have announced a new carbon aero package for the CLK 63 Black Series. The package includes a full carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, DTM rear wing, carbon air box with vacuum chamber, and front carbon brake air ducts. The price for the entire package is $15,290.
All of these changes were made in order to improve the car’s exterior styling and increase down force for improved handling. The good news is that, unlike other Renntech products, this package will not be offered in limited numbers, so everyone can get in on this action.
All of the components are manufactured in high quality, full carbon fiber and are available in either a matte or gloss finish to suit individual desires. No words yet on if there will be any changes made to the engine.
Press release after the jump.
This car might be 10 years old, but it’s been so rarely used that it only has 1,500 miles on its odometer. That’s probably why, even if it’s a little outdated, this car is still being sold for $1.8 million.
‘This car’ is the 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG, one of only 25 known vehicles in the world and once considered as the most expensive production car in the world.
Powered by a 6.9-liter V12 engine that produces 720 horsepower and 572 lb/ft of torque, the CLK GTR AMG can run from 0-60 mph in a time of just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 215 mph, a pretty astounding number for a car that was produced a decade ago.
This particular mode, numbered 17 of 25, is being sold by the Ferrari-Maserati dealership in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and comes with a number of factory options, including monocoque carbon fiber with integrated steel roll bars, a leather steering wheel with airbags, adjustable pedals, an audio system, and air-conditioning.
So if you’re interested in one of the rarest Mercedes production cars in the world – and you have around $1.8 million to spare - you can contact the sellers through Jameslist.
In 1997 Team AMG won the FIA-GT Championship with the GT racing sports car Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR. From this competition vehicle AMG derived a road-legal version – the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR super sports car. This was presented in April 1997.
The CLK-GTR was powered by a V12 mid-engine delivering a total of 612 HP and 731 NM of torque. The supercar had a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
One of the innovative details realized by the engineers in this car was a body made of carbon-fiber composite. In contrast to the sports and performance-optimized racing car, the super sports car came with air-conditioning, a hi-fi system and leather appointments.
Nevertheless, the CLK-GTR did not for a moment disown the legacy it had been left by the competition vehicle. The super sports car delivered extreme performance, and the tight cockpit allowed both driver and passenger to experience a racing atmosphere at first hand. This vehicle enabled AMG to underline its expertise in the technology transfer from motor racing to elegant, sporty series production.
Specifications after the jump.
In 1998, Mercedes unveiled the CLK-GTR. This car was specifically designed for the FIA GT1 championship, but was also produced for street purposes. This supercar ended up having 26 road variants; 20 coupes and 6 roadsters. The CLK-GTR was powered by a V12 mid-engine delivering a total of 612 HP and 731 NM of torque. The supercar had a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 215 mph.
This supercar was so exclusive that back in 2008, a coupe and a roadster were auctioned off for a combined price of £1.1 million. The 2005 CLK GTR Coupe sold for £522,500, while the 2006 Roadster version fetched a pretty cool £616,000. Some would say this was a bargain considering the elite class these models stand in. Hey, if we were lucky enough to have the funds to back up that kind of purchase, we would have done it too.
Back to the video. On a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum, presenter Kilian Reichert explains the exclusive and amazing Mercedes CLK-GTR in just 60 seconds. Check it out!
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe and 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster fetch a combined £1.1 million at the RM Auctions
While most of us are drooling over the prospect of driving off into the sunset with the supercar of our dreams, two people who attended the recent RM Auction in London went home with their own supercars that they can now proudly call their own.
Two of the main attractions at the said auction were a pair Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs – one was a 2005 Coupe version and the other was of the 2006 Roadster variety. Expensive and rare – only 20 coupes and five roadsters were ever built – at the same time, the CLK GTRs sold for a combined £1.1 million – a ‘somewhat’ bargain price considering the ‘beyond exclusive’ tag attached to these two cars.
While the two new – and lucky – owners of these cars were not identified, we do know that the 2005 CLK GTR Coupe sold for £522,500 while the 2006 Roadster version fetched a pretty cool £616,000.
It also goes without saying that the GTRs are not your prototypical Mercedeses. Fine-tuned by no less than HWA, the cars come with a 6.9-liter V12 engine that’s capable of churning out up to 612 horsepower. In addition to that, the two models also came with reinforced features including a six-speed sequential manual gearbox, a dual independent double-wishbone suspension, and carbon fiber brakes.
For the record, we don’t have that kind of money so the very idea of purchasing these cars shall, and will forever be a pipe dream for us. But in the wishful scenario that we did have £1.1 million to throw around, then investing on not one, but two cars of this stature is something that we’d also do in a heartbeat.
Press Release after the jump
Mercedes had to eliminate their two door CLK sports car in order to make room fot the new E-Class Coupe, but don’t worry, according to Automobile Magazine the model will make a comeback in 2011.
The future Mercedes Benz CLK will be slightly longer than its predecessor, by 5 cm, and will be heavily styled after the current C-Class. Under the hood, Mercedes will incorporate gas saving technologies like direct injection and stop/start technology.
So now the only question left to ask is, why would mercedes want a CLK that could compete with an E-Class Coupe. It is very likely that the super sports version of the entry level Benz would ruin sales of their all new mid sized coupe?
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.
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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 new generation CLK will be released in 2009. It will come to compete with the newly launched Audi A5 Coupe and the BMW 3-Series.
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.
With the CLK Shooting Brake study, Mercedes is offering a preview of how the design of its future E-Class will look like. The new E-Class will debut in 2009, while the CLK Shooting Brake study will be unveiled in October at the Paris Motor Show.
The CLK Shooting Brake is a mixture of a Coupe and a Shooting Brake, but also a combination of design with the future E-Class. For example, the CLK features a heavily revised front end with four angular headlights (replacing the four round headlights of the current generation E-Class). The friendly, flowing forms of the current E-Class are now replaced by more corners and edges.
Beside the new, fresh face of the new E-Class, the car will also grow in length by seven centimeters.
A hybrid version of the E-Class will be unveiled in 2010 as the E 300 Bluetec hybrid; it will be powered by a V6 engine delivering 224 HP in combination with a 15 KW strong electrical engine and an integrated starter generator.
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 new CLK Coupé is a unique model series within the Mercedes-Benz passenger car portfolio. A fact emphasised by a two-door design – newly developed right down to the finest detail – which exudes both elegance and dynamic progression. Prominent styling elements – such as frameless, fully-lowering side windows that form a continuous band, a classic Mercedes radiator grille with central three-pointed star, the new reinterpretation of the twin-headlamp face and the sweeping curve of the coupé (...)
The new CLK 63 AMG Black Series based on the Official F1™ Safety Car – the high-performance AMG vehicle that has been providing Formula One safety since 2006. The coupe, optimized for the racing circuit, is powered by an AMG 6.3-liter V8 with its performance boosted to 373 kW/507 hp and 630 Newton meters of torque. Top-rank handling is assured by the sophisticated AMG threaded suspension with 19-inch AMG forged wheels, new steering and the generously dimensioned AMG high-performance brake system with its composite disks. Visually, too, the CLK 63 AMG Black Series clearly shows its descent from the Official F1™ Safety Car: its striking front apron with large cooling intakes, flared wheel arches, diffusor-type rear apron and carbon-fiber airflow breakaway edge, all demonstrate the car’s sporting and pur sang pedigree.
With its sporty appearance and sumptuous level of appointments, the immediately available Sport Edition is a new highlight among the Coupés and Cabriolets of the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class. 18-inch light-alloy wheels in an exclusive design, AMG styling features in the exterior and bi-xenon headlamps as standard give this special model a particularly distinctive appearance. The sporty, exclusive atmosphere of the interior is especially characterised by the grippy AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel, aluminium-look sports pedals and special velour floor mats.
The new CLK 63 AMG Black Series based on the Official F1™ Safety Car – the high-performance AMG vehicle that has been providing Formula One safety since 2006. The coupe, optimized for the racing circuit, is powered by an AMG 6.3-liter V8 with its performance boosted to 373 kW/507 hp and 630 Newton meters of torque.
Top-rank handling is assured by the sophisticated AMG threaded suspension with 19-inch AMG forged wheels, new steering and the generously dimensioned AMG high-performance brake (...)
Mercedes will unveil the CLK63 AMG Black Series at
the New York Auto Show, a limited-production street version of the 2007 Formula 1 safety car.
The street version of the 2007 Formula 1 safety car will have a maximum outpuf of 507 hp and a peak torque of 630 Nm. It will feature a 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox. The car will have a weight of 1760 kg and will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.3 seconds. The top speed will be electronically limited to 186 (...)
Motorauthority has put together a rendering of what they think the new Mercedes CLK may look like. While the front headlights remind of a Lexus, the side profile does indeed look very much Mercedes Clk. A 275 horsepower V6 and 5.5liter V8 are expected to make its way into the first two models launched of the new CLk. Not enough power for you? How about the 500 horsepower plus AMG (...)
How can I speak about cars when the driver of this Mercedes CLK manage to caught the attention so easy.But not with bling wheels or a tuning kits, but with his driving technics.We ask ourselves if this is the standard parking in Spain.When he got out from the car he might feel like a Hummer driver.
If you take this serious, the driver was seriously in danger when he try to get out because from what we sow the Mercedes is not so stable with only one weel on the ground so it might risk to (...)
The AMG Mercedes CLK-DTM was never sold in the USA, but Mario Spitzner, AMG-Mercedes director of marketing & sales/branding, said:
"I get a lot of pressure from our best customers to bring it to the U.S."
The CLK-DTM is a limited production to 100 coupes that were supplemented by another 80 cabriolets, but if it will come to USA the company will probably build even more car: "We would maybe do a bigger series for the U.S.," Spitzner said. "Push us, and it (...)
Mercedes-Benz is reinforcing on its position as the world’s leading supplier of convertibles and roadsters in the premium and luxury segment. Since the market launch of the CLK convertible in 1998, 200,000 models of the four-seater vehicle have been delivered to customers throughout the world. Following its model update in the summer of 2005, the current CLK convertible continues to emulate the success of its preceding variants. About two-thirds of the CLK convertible drivers opt for one of (...)
In the CLK 63 AMG CoupÃ© and Cabriolet models too, which are likewise making their world debut in Geneva, the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine creates an awesome driving experience. The CLK 63 AMG produces more power and torque - 481 hp and 464 lbs-ft - than any other vehicle in this class. The new AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC transmission complements it perfectly, helping to ensure dynamic power delivery.
High tech derived from motorsport, racetrack handling dynamics, eye-catching design and utmost exclusivity - the new Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet is not only the choice of prominent sportsmen, but also makes the hearts of other automobile enthusiasts beat faster.
In its debut year, the brand-new CLK 63 AMG will also debut as the official FIA safety car for the 2006 Formula 1 season. With its 354 kW/481 hp AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine its modified brakes, suspension, cooling and exhaust system, and an extensive package of lightweight components, the fast-paced coupÃ© is well prepared for its responsible role on the Formula 1 racing circuits. The first outing for the CLK 63 AMG safety car will be at the Bahrain Grand Prix (March 9 to 12, 2006); the standard version will then appear in the second quarter of 2006. Meanwhile, as in previous years, the C 55 AMG estate will be ready for action in all 18 Formula 1 races as the official medical car. Its job is to help as fast as possible at the scene of an emergency.
Mercedes AMG is to offer the new AMG sports package for the latest CLK Class Coupe and Cabriolet models. Aimed at CLK customers with a penchant for sporty design, the AMG sports package comprises visual and technical features such as characteristic AMG bodystyling which includes an AMG spoiler lip, a chrome-plated AMG twin tailpipe, 18 inch AMG light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tyres, perforated brake discs and sports suspension. Interior enhancements range from front multicontour seats and steering-wheel gearshift buttons (if an automatic transmission is specified) to aluminium-look sports pedals and AMG floor mats.
Mercedes established a new record at the RM Auctions where two CLK GTR - a coupe and a roadster have been sold for £1.1 million ($1,8 million) - the coupe went for £522,500 while the roadster sold for £616,000.
Limited to only 25 units (20 of them in coupe version), the CLK GTR is powered by a 6,898 cc naturally-aspirated V12 engine with dual overhead camshafts that delivers a total of 612 hp and is mated to a six-speed sequential-manual transmission. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 198 mph.
Press release after the jump.