High tech derived from motorsport, racetrack handling dynamics, eye-catching design and utmost exclusivity – the new Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet is not only the choice of prominent sportsmen, but also makes the hearts of other automobile enthusiasts beat faster. With its 428 kW/582 hp powerful AMG 5.5-litre V8 compressor engine, the newly developed AMG sports suspension, optionally available sports tyres and aerodynamics optimised in the wind tunnel the CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet, which is in a limited edition of 100, delivers a superlative performance: The AMG high-performance sports car accelerates in only 4.0 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the highest speed is 300 km/h (electronically limited). This means that the new AMG high-performance car is the fastest open-top four-seater in the world. No other open-top four-seater series production car achieves this.
The high demand for the CLK DTM AMG Coupé, which was also in a limited edition of 100 and was rapidly sold out, was the initial inspiration during the planning of the high-performance AMG Cabriolet. During development another model was also the most successful car in the German Touring Car Masters, namely the racing version of the Mercedes-Benz CLK with which Bernd Schneider became champion in the 2003 season. The equipment of the CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet is also orientated on the racetrack: AMG sports bucket seats with leather/Alcantara upholstery ensure optimal lateral support: The oval AMG racing steering wheel with suede covering and the AMG instrument cluster with 360 km/h speedometer scale lend the interior an unmistakable motorsport touch.
Numerous body components are made of the high-strength and particularly light carbon fibre composite material CRP, for example the bonnet, doors, front wings, rear wheel arches flaring, the front and rear aprons as well as the rear aerofoil.
The suspension is also fully appropriate for the high-performance engine. It is a height-adjustable torsion suspension system such as is used in motor racing. The rear axle has been redesigned with completely new spring links and wheel carriers as well as reinforced drive shafts. Uni-ball joints on both axles have replaced the rubber elements to provide extremely precise handling. Optional traction is ensured by a multiple-disc limited-slip differential on the rear axle. The acceleration skid control ASR and the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) have been adapted for the increased performance potential.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT five-speed automatic transmission:
AMG high performance car. AMG sports bucket seats of ultra-light CRP with leather /Alcantara upholstery. The door linings, trim parts and other interior components are also of CRP.
Since May 2006 the first of the hand-built CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet, which is in a limited edition of 100, have been supplied to customers. The price in Germany is 277,820 euros (incl. 16% VAT). Prospective customers should not delay because the limited edition is almost sold out.
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