1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is a serial of mid-size sumptuousness putschés and convertibles produced by German carmaker Mercedes-Benz in two generations. Although its designing and styling was derived from the E-Class, the mechanical underpinnings were based on the littler C-Class, i.e. severally based on the W202 and W203 platforms of the C-Class. It was positioned infra the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and SL-Class, but supra the SLK-Class. The CLK figure derives from the German Takeoveré Leicht Kompakt (or Kurz), translated Putsché-Light-Short. In 2009 Mercedes ceased to use the CLK assignment moving the section identification rachis to E-Class Coupe/Transmutable rather, as it had called this particular business of its vehicles antecedently earlier the CLK soubriquet was introduced in the Nineties.

The first-generation C208/A208 CLK was introduced in 1997, and was based on the W202 Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched tercet geezerhood originally. The C208 takeoveré was replaced by the C209 CLK-Class in 2002, although the exchangeable remained in yield until 2003 when replaced by the A209 CLK.

History

1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

The CLK introduced a new grocery recession for Mercedes-Benz. Although the C208 victimized components from the E-Class (W210) and had a spec storey higher than the E-Class, it was in fact based on the less expensive C-Class (W202) chopine. Two versions were initially usable: the four-cylinder CLK 200 (136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp)) and four-cylinder charged and CLK 230 Kompressor 193-197 PS (142-145 kW; 190-194 bhp).

The CLK 320 Putsché was introduced in the 1997 framework twelvemonth, powered by a 218 PS (160 kW; 215 bhp) 3.2 L V6 locomotive. The CLK GTR FIA GT1 racer appeared in 1998, powered by a 5.9 L V12 locomotive; 25 road-going CLK GTRs were made. The CLK 320 Cab and the 279 PS (205 kW; 275 bhp), 4.3 L V8-powered CLK 430 appeared in 1999. All models were useable in both takeoveré and translatable manikin. In Europe, the charged 200 Kompressor was besides usable, stretch telling 193bhp, thanks to euro2 permissive expelling spectacles. In tardy 1999 for the 2000 manakin twelvemonth, a rhytidoplasty was launched which unified, among others, a revised cat’s-paw flock with a larger multifunction presentation, wheel with controls for the multifunction exhibit and radiocommunication, Tiptronic robotlike gearbox, revised bumpers and new slope skirts and side-view mirror-mounted play signals.

1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe

The high-performance CLK 55 AMG, which was introduced offset in Europe in 2000, was powered by the 372 PS (274 kW; 367 bhp) “M113” 5.4 L V8 locomotive; the CLK 55 AMG Cab was launched in 2002, the finish twelvemonth of this soundbox manner.

1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

CLK 55 AMG

The CLK AMG is powered by a hand-assembled 5.4-liter V8 locomotive. The ironware leaning includes super-stiff bad office brand crankshaft, bad, weight-matched connecting rods and pistons, whippersnapper AMG-specific chain-driven i smash camshafts V8 (one cam per cyl trust) with two inspiration and one fumes valves per cylinder, too as 8 spiral packs and 16 arc plugs (two glint plugs per cyl). Its bore-hole and virgule are 97mm x 92mm. The dual-resonance aspiration multiplex with tuned runners helps make optimized torsion and might outputs by winning vantage of two remindful frequencies to gain execution. The locomotive features a gamey condensation proportion of 10.5:1. All of these ripe technologies avail render a goodly 342 hp (255 kW) and 376 lb·ft (510 N·m) of torsion.

Transmission

The five-speed automatonlike transmittal is altered from the gearbox exploited in the V-12 S-class models, because that gearbox can issue the torsion. It is amply adaptative and electronically controlled, and is a stronger whole than that of the CLK430. Likewise a bigger four-bolt driveshaft that’s foursome inches in diam connects to a strengthened back derivative to donjon all the redundant exponent below restraint. Received grip ascendence keeps wheelspin to a minimal, piece its Electronic Constancy Platform (ESP) keeps the CLK on its intended track.

1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

Handling

The touchstone CLK anatomy is victimised, and spell the stream variant is not based on the new C-Class program, the AMG edition of the CLK offers roughly especial undercarriage components. The four-wheeled mugwump hanging is fundamentally the like as the lesser CLK versions, but AMG fits higher-rated springs, tighter jounce valving, bigger diam anti-roll bars and stiffer reprieve bushings. The resulting firmer, more controlled razz is made eve tighter by its high-performance ZR-rated low-profile tires. The brakes deliver been enhanced too. The brobdingnagian four-wheeled discs are bigger and thicker than the over-the-counter CLKs, and the arse discs are especially vented to heighten chilling. An anti-lock braking organisation is stock, spell Bracken Serve applies wax braking violence in terror closure quicker than a driver could. It rides on AMG Monoblock admixture wheels, 7.5″ battlefront and 8.5″ back, shodden with 225/45ZR17 and 245/40ZR17 Michelin Navigate Play tires.

1998 Mercedes Benz Clk Coupe

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