2003 Carlsson CM55 K
Mercedes-Benz Tuner Carlsson from the Southwest German town of Merzig presents on the Essen Motor Show 2003 an exclusive range for the Cabrio CLK 55 AMG. The heart of this complete spectrum of high-grade optical and technical parts is the supercharged CM55 K engine, which makes 480 bhp available to the driver of this thoroughbred cabriolet.
In combination with the C-Tronic supplementary control unit, the supercharged CM55 K engine increases the output of the CLK 55 to a mighty 480 bhp / 353 kW and a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 2800 rpm. Top speed is limited for safety reasons to 270 km/h. Acceleration from a standing start to 100 km/h takes just 4.4 seconds.
Underscoring the exclusive and sporting look of the Carlsson CM55 K on the basis of the CLK 55 is an aerodynamic package consisting of a front skirt highly polished stainless steel grille and a rear skirt.
A muscular and distinctive sound is generated by the stainless-steel Carlsson sports exhaust system with four metal catalysts and oval tailpipes with the Carlsson emblem in chrome. Also available is a stainless-steel rear sports silencer with oval twin or quadruple tailpipes.
For the wheels, Carlsson decided on a set of the company’s exclusive 1/16 wheels Brilliant Edition. The front wheels of the CLK Cabrio are fitted with tyres of dimensions 8.5 x 19′ 235/35. The rear tyres have the dimensions 10 x 19′ 265/30.
|valvetrain||SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl|
|fuel feed||Microprocessor-Controlled Petrol Injection|
|displacement||5439 cc / 331.9 in³|
|bore||97 mm / 3.82 in|
|stroke||92 mm / 3.62 in|
|power||273.7 kw / 367.0 bhp @ 5750 rpm|
|specific output||67.48 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||201.65 bhp per tonne|
|torque||510 nm / 376.2 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm|
|front tires||225/40 R 18|
|rear tires||255/35 R 18|
|front brakes||Internally Vented Discs w/ABS, ESP|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|rear brakes||Internally Vented Discs w/ABS, ESP|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|front wheels||F 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18 x 7.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18 x 8.5 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist|
|f suspension||MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Multi-Link Strut w/Coil Springs, Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||1820 kg / 4012 lbs|
|wheelbase||2715 mm / 106.9 in|
|front track||1495 mm / 58.9 in|
|rear track||1474 mm / 58.0 in|
|length||4638 mm / 182.6 in|
|width||1740 mm / 68.5 in|
|height||1405 mm / 55.3 in|
|transmission||5-Speed Automatic w/SPEEDSHIFT|
|gear ratios||3.60:1, 2.19:1, 1.41:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1|
|top speed||~250 kph / 155.3 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||~5.3 seconds|