World Premiere: The New Mercedes Benz CLK-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz CLK-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz CLK-Class Cabriolet (2003)

Superlative technology, exciting styling and sheer pleasure for four occupants – these are the outstanding characteristics of the new CLK-Class Cabriolet, which is being presented to the public for the first time in spring 2003 and continues the successful tradition of four-seater Mercedes Benz convertibles.

  • Open-top enjoyment and first-class comfort for four
  • Outstanding figures for aerodynamics, noise comfort and boot capacity
  • Powerful eight-cylinder engines and new four-cylinder powerplant with TWINPULSE system
  • Up to 27 hp more output and seven per cent less fuel consumption
The new CLK-Class Cabriolet achieves outstanding figures in aerodynamics (Cd value 0.30), noise comfort and boot capacity (390 litres). In the area of occupant safety Mercedes Benz has made further progress with a high-strength body structure, head/thorax sidebags as standard, adaptive airbags for the driver and front passenger and belt tensioners on all seats. Comfort is also exemplary in the new Mercedes Cabriolet, which now offers even more interior space. The newly developed, multi-layered fabric roof is designed for optimal noise damping and operating convenience, opening and closing fully automatically at the touch of a button or by remote control. The outputs of the four, six and eight-cylinder units for the new CLK-Class Cabriolet range from 163 hp to 367 hp, while fuel consumption has been reduced by up to seven per cent.

With its exciting lines, which were developed from the design of the successful Coupé, the new Cabriolet emphasises the distinctive character of the CLK-Class within the Mercedes Benz car range. Every detail of the dynamic, elegantly contoured body and the tasteful interior confirms the claim to the highest exclusivity.

Since 1998 the model designation CLK has stood for open-top driving pleasure at the highest level. The technical innovations and attractive design of the new CLK-Class Cabriolet provide an ideal basis for continuing the success of the preceding model series, which captured the hearts of more than 110,000 male and female customers. In the UK, nearly 9,500 cars have been registered.

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Published 7 February 2003 Melanie Carter

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