A great driving car in the mountains
and for road trips with 7-8 day
durations. Trunk is large enough for
two sets of clubs and luggage for two
for a full weeks travel. The power
calls one back to the days of the pony
When shopping for a new toy
considered the Porsche 911 and the new
Jag, but there was no contest. Power
and speed plus a trunk gave the CLK a
Having owned more than 15 sport cars
during my time and 10-15 luxury type
sedans, this is the most fun and
responsive car yet. Features I like
are the throaty V-8 when the peddle
hits the metal,the passing power, and
the downshift capability in the
I'll tell you why, because it flat out
blows the doors off of everything
offered by BMW, and most of the other
pseudo-sports cars out there.
Perfect handling, face pulling
acceleration, drop dead looks, put
this car in a class all its own.
Seats conform to your shape by
controlled air bladder, leather is of
the finest quality.
This car can quickly move from being
an in your face - burn the tires off
street racer, to becoming the very
essence of a sophisticated elegant
example of what a fine automobile
should look and handle like.
The entire car.To the whiners who are
concerned about the price, you should
remember that it is a Mercedes. You
buy these cars for their
My CLK 55 reminds me of the muscle cars of the 70's but with the finesse and practicality of the 21st century. This car may be driven as a family car but when needed, the 380 LB/FT of torque will launch you into a neck snapping experience. I have managed to trash BMW M3'S as well as a few Porsches. The car was built so well balanced that the AMG massaged engine fits well with the chassis and suspension of the whole package. I believe I have found the perfect supercar for todays needs
THE 5.5 litre AMG massaged engine.
AMG modifications should differentiate it more from the regular CLKs....
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