Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Video: the Evolution of a Mercedes CLK from 1997

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Since the late 90s and the mid noughties, the first two-door model Mercedes-Benz E-Class has become the benchmark of how it should look like and what message to convey coupe is based on the four-door business sedan E-Class. The Germans thus got straight to the point, making the reference vehicle for years to come.

 

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes-Benz CLK 1997

It was not sporty in the conventional sense, although based on it, doing different race cars for various series, including DTM (was introduced in 2004 as a modification of the CLK DTM AMG). CLK at the same time gave the opportunity to acquire the coupe not the richest stratum of motorists, but also had in the cage so expensive models that they could afford to purchase all the dollar millionaires:

CLK55 AMG with a 5.4 liter V8 under 400 HP

The CLK 63 AMG which in 2006 was already 481 HP

The CLK63 AMG Black Series

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG 1998

And this, not to mention real racing versions, which cost apparently about half a million dollars and above: the CLK GTR (the motor is 6.9 liters with a maximum capacity of over 620 HP). The model was technically part of the CLK, but a few heads went around its most powerful civilian version. It was, perhaps, the coolest supercar of the 1990-ies, built for racing. It was built 26 road-going versions.

 

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Supersport 1998

CLK DTM AMG racing German touring car championship (under the hood was the engine AMG V8 5.4 liter supercharged, with a capacity of 582 HP).

 

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Roadster 2002

Yes, the past, the model was very rich and in a certain time frame even legendary. Alas, it all ended as suddenly as it had started. The production model has been minimized, at least under the brand name of the model “CLK” in 2009. Dvuhdverka moved to the line E-Class, becoming its full part. With the name change went part of the unique spirit.

 

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG Coupe 2003

Remember all versions of the model in the following video (highlight the video shows the evolution of all versions of the model, including the CLK GTR Supersport with a large 7.3-liter V12 and the CLK GTR Roadster.):

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

Mercedes CLK evolved over time: Video

On last two photos: Mercedes CLK 63 AMG Black Series and CLK 500