2002 Brabus CLK 500
The Mercedes CLK went on sale and at the same time Brabus presented its exclusive tuning program for the new coupe. The 6.1 liter increased-displacement engine turns the CLK 500 into a purebred sportscar. The displacement increase of the eight-cylinder engine, available for Â¬ 24.050, is facilitated by a custom crankshaft milled from one piece with longer stroke and larger pistons. In addition the cylinder heads are remachined and fitted with custom camshafts. The sport exhaust with high-performance catalysts also contributes to the impressive power output as do reprogrammed engine electronics.
The Brabus front spoiler lends the CLK a more striking appearance and improves aerodynamic lift at high speeds. The rear valance features a custom-tailored cutout for the sport exhaust with two chrome-plated tailpipes.
Brabus also offers three different high-performance brake systems for the new CLK. The largest version features six-piston fixed aluminum calipers and 355-mm vented and slotted discs in front. The rear axle is fitted with 300-mm discs and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers. Special flex-steel no-burst brake lines guarantee constant high brake pressure at all time.
BRABUS also offers engine tuning for the six-cylinder models CLK 240 and CLK 320.
|valvetrain||SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||6100 cc / 372.2 in³|
|power||317.7 kw / 426 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||69.84 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||256.63 bhp per tonne|
|torque||621 nm / 458.0 ft lbs @ 4100 rpm|
|body / frame||Unit Steel|
|front tires||235/35 ZR 19|
|rear tires||265/30 ZR 19|
|front brakes||Vented & Sloted Discs w/6-Piston Calipers|
|f brake size||x 355 mm / x 14.0 in|
|rear brakes||Vented & Sloted Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|r brake size||x 300 mm / x 11.8 in|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 21.6 cm / 19.0 x 8.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in|
|f suspension||MacPherson Stuts w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shocks, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1660 kg / 3660 lbs|
|length||4638 mm / 182.6 in|
|width||1740 mm / 68.5 in|
|height||1413 mm / 55.6 in|
|gear ratios||3.56:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1|
|top speed||~305 kph / 189.5 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~4.6 seconds|