...A stylish, if expensive, melding of comfort and performance
Source: MSN Autos
...My test CLK320's steering was quick but felt a little rubbery. The suspension delivered a smooth ride and the brakes were strong with good pedal feel. Laid-Back Driving The front bucket seats are supportive, but the instrument panel even indicates that this convertible is basically meant for laid-back driving. For example, the speedometer is flanked by an analog clock and a tachometer, with the clock larger than the tachometer. High-performance cars have a tachometer as large as a speedometer in front of the driver and a small analog clock in the center of the dashboard. The convertible also...
...Under the Hood A 215-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 engine goes into the CLK320 coupe and Cabriolet, while a 302-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 powers the CLK500 coupe. The CLK55 AMG holds a 5.5-liter V-8 that generates 362 hp. A five-speed-automatic transmission uses TouchShift for manually controlled gear changes. Safety Coupe models have four side-impact airbags and two full-length side curtain-type airbags. Cabriolets contain new side-impact airbags that are designed for head and thorax protection. Traction control, antilock brakes, Mercedes’ Electronic Stability Program, Brake Assist and a BabySmart...
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