Monday, October 1, 2007

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

The 2008 Mercedes CLK class of pillarless coupes and free-spirited cabriolets delivers speed, horsepower, and style. The CLK350 Coupe has a 268 horsepower, 2.5 liter, V6 engine under the hood and a seven-speed automatic transmission eqipped with "Touch Shift" technology for manual gear selection. Inside you'll find power seats that not only adjust ten ways, but retain their settings, digital climate control, and walnut wood trim. The grill has four chrome ribs and the wheels are 17 inch. MSRP on the vehicle is $46,975. (The CLK350 Cabriolet with the same engine sells for $54,975.)

The CLK550 jumps to a 382 horsepower, 5.5 liter, V8 engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The sculpted front air dam, side skirts, rear apron and spoiler, and unique pillarless hardtop give this coupe a compelling style. The overall look of power and speed is augmented by a black grille with four chrome ribs and a chrome dual-exhaust finisher. MSRP on this model is $55,675. (The CLK550 Cabriolet with the same engine carries an MSRP of $63,675.)

The 2008 Mercedes CLK class is rounded out by the CLK63 AMG Cabriolet. This car is outfitted with an AMG-built 475 horsepower, 6.3 liter, V8 with a seven-speed automatic that includes AMG's proprietary "SpeedShift" programming. With its 18" alloy wheels, sport seats, chrome exhaust tips, and leather upholstery, the CLK63 is both sexy and powerful creating pure desire in the heart of the automotive connoisseur. (MSRP is $89,975.)

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