Mercedes-Benz CLK320 CDI Cabriolet

The CLK is designed to fill the mid-luxury market position for coupes and convertibles. It is Mercedes-Benz’s only 4-seat cabriolet.

The Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 CDI convertible provides pure driving pleasure, almost unlimited open-air enjoyment and unsurpassed comfort for four occupants. The advanced V6 engine powers the elegant convertible from zero to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and delivers a maximum speed of 245 km/h. And at 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC overall consumption), the fuel consumption is impressively low.

The Electronic Stability Control (ESP) and Anti-lock braking system (ABS) are both aids to handling, making such feats as a 90’ degree turn on a typical two lane intersection from 50 mph (80 km/h) possible using simple hard braking and turning with no significant fishtailing. The ESP system cannot be turned off - it makes intentional high-power fishtailing impossible without using a factory test protocol that end-users generally cannot enable.

Sources: Mercedes-Benz; Wikipedia, 2012

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