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CLK55 AMG
Clk55
Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz logo
20,000 CR
Model year: 2003
Performance Index: B 462
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Front
Basic Performance
SPEED
7.9
HANDLING
4.7
ACCELERATION
7.0
LAUNCH
7.1
BRAKING
4.6
Advanced Performance
Power: 366 HP (272 kW)
Torque: 376 lb ft (509 N·m)
Weight: 3635 lbs (1648 Kg)
Front: 51%
Displ: 5.4 L
Power/weight: 221 HP per ton

165 kW per ton


The redesigned CLK more closely resembles the C-Class sedan than its predecessor, and considering the new duds, that’s a good thing. Mercedes’ small coupe gets wild in AMG trim, however, with a 5.4-liter V8 that adds 60 more horsepower than the next most-powerful CLK model. Considering the CLM55 AMG comes with a total of 362 horsepower, the work AMG did to make the engine sing is serious business. Mercedes seems to have a formula down pat for their AMG-tuned variants, and the CLK55 AMG is no exception, combining exceptional acceleration with an agile, responsive chassis that doesn’t sacrifice ride comfort or sophistication. In fact, compared to some other companies’ go-fast models, the CLK55 AMG is almost anticlimactic in how well it handles itself, until you look down and realize how fast you’re going. If a small, quick coupe is what you’re looking for, you’d do worse than pick up the attractive CLK55 AMG.

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