2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK550 2dr Coupe (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
Picked up my new black (not metallic) CLK550 two weeks ago. Just passed 1000 miles. My previous cars included 330i, 911 C2, Audi S4. Never have owned a Benz before. This Benz is incredible. The car is supremely solid and capable. The engine is a beast you simply can't miss experiencing. 391 lb-ft of torque without a turbo is so much acceleration you won't believe it. And I have owned some very quick cars. That engine sound! 7-speed paddle shifter is also wonderful. Requires some practice in making it do what you want when you want. Anything over 3000rpm is all you need. For the truly adolescent (like me), you will walk away from M3's and 911's quite nicely.
Engine. Transmission. IPod integration. Trunk is surprisingly large. Back seat is surprisingly large.
Lumbar support adjustment! Stereo is not as amazing as it should be.
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