Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet by Giorgio Armani

The Giorgio Armani cabriolet exudes a luxurious, sporty and masculine air. Only 100 units of this elegant vehicle will be offered worldwide as part of the exclusive Mercedes-Benz designo range. The designo range allows discerning customers to personalise their Mercedes-Benz using a selection of exclusive material and paint finish options. Each of the 100 vehicles represents the common design philosophy of Mercedes-Benz and Giorgio Armani and will be issued with a certificate that confirms its limited-edition status.

The idea for the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and the Milan-based fashion designer arose following the automaker’s five city tour sponsoring of the Salomon R. Guggenheim’s ‘Giorgio Armani: Retrospective’ exhibition.

Giorgio Armani worked closely with the Mercedes design studio in Como, northern Italy, on what was his first automotive design project. “We very quickly found a common language,” he says. “It was fascinating to see how Mercedes-Benz turned my design ideas into reality with such attention to detail. I think the result speaks for itself.”

The ‘Mercedes-Benz CLK designo by Giorgio Armani’ is based on the CLK500 Cabriolet, which not only provides high-quality technology and fascinating styling, but also open-air driving pleasure and unsurpassed comfort for up to four passengers.

The car’s V8 engine generates 225 kW/301 hp and accelerates the cabriolet from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. The finely tuned chassis meanwhile ensures that the vehicle is highly agile and dynamic. A high level of occupant safety is provided by a high-strength body structure, automatic rollover protection, head/thorax side airbags as standard equipment, sidebags in the rear, adaptive airbags for the driver and front passenger, seat-belt tensioners at all seats and a sensor-controlled rollover bar.

In addition, the body of the special Giorgio Armani-inspired CLK-Class Cabriolet was further upgraded through the use of certain AMG styling features, such as dynamic front and rear aprons and distinctive side skirts.

In line with its high standards, the Armani-style CLK Cabriolet also leaves almost no wish unfilled with regard to equipment. Standard equipment therefore includes the THERMOTRONIC climate control system with sun sensor, a stereo radio with Europe-wide navigation and surround sound from ten speakers and 8 x 40 Watt amplifiers, seat heating, headlamp assist, PARKTRONIC, a rain sensor for the windscreen wipers, and TEMPOMAT with SPEEDTRONIC.

Source: Mercedes-Benz press

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