Showing posts with label 2005 Mercedes Benz AMG CLK-DTM Coupe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2005 Mercedes Benz AMG CLK-DTM Coupe. Show all posts

Saturday, October 13, 2012

2005 Mercedes Benz AMG CLK-DTM Coupe - Approved


CLK- DTM for sale at Canepa

The Mercedes AMG CLK-DTM Coupe is on the list of approved vehicles for Show or Display.100 Coup├ęs and 80 Convertibles were released for sale in Europe. Under 500 made, technologically significant. 

"The DTM is based on the CLK55 AMG, with the style and performance that evokes the spirit of the racing CLK that won the DTM racing series. It certainly looks the part, with its deep front spoiler, deck-lid wing, brawny wheel-arch extensions, and nineteen-inch front and twenty-inch rear wheels, shod with 225/35 and 285/30 Dunlop tires.

The interior is a study in carbon fiber. The stock CLK instrument panel remains, but there’s a new gauge cluster, and carbon fiber door panels. The center console, and the space where the rear seats used to live are all fitted with carbon fiber panels. Carbon-fiber bucket sport seats with leather trim, four-point harnesses, and a suede-covered steering wheel with alloy paddle shifters complete the interior.

Powered by a special version of the SL55 AMG’s 5.4-liter, supercharged V-8 cranking out 625 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Modified cam timing, more boost, a stiffer crankcase, and a new exhaust system help to hike power and torque over the SL55’s 493 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a high tech five-speed “manu-matic” transmission controlled by Formula One inspired paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel.

The front and rear track have been widened by 2.9 and 4.2 inches respectively, and special tires and suspension modification allow the car to corner at an incredible 1.35 g. The MacPherson-strut front and multilink rear suspensions have adjustable springs and gas-filled dampers, there is a stiffer rear antiroll bar and new rear hub carriers and drive shafts. New metal-to-metal joints have replaced the standard CLK rubber units through out the suspension. A multiplate limited-slip differential helps put the power to the ground, and the stability and traction control systems have been recalibrated.

Finally, there are huge 14.2-inch-diameter front and 13.0-inch rear discs, with six-piston calipers up front and four pistons out back providing eye popping stopping power!"


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