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<B>2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class</B><P>I have never really been a fan of the CLK's, but the 3/4 view of this new one reminds me a lot of the Volvo C70 Coupe, plus the similar wheel design. Gotta love those massive discs' hiding behind the wheels though! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.km77.com/marcas/mercedes/clk_02/0primera/gra/01.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.km77.com/marcas/mercedes/clk_02/0primera/gra/02.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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I dunno...beside the fact that you need loads of $$$ to afford a faster version of CLK, I never dislike it. It's been one of my favorites until every women on the road starts to drive one like it's a Civic.<P>You gotta love those brake rotors~!!! Sickening huge~~~!
 

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I have to admit, the current CLK55 AMG is one bad-arse ride, but for $69,115? I feel that money is better spent on a new BMW M5 at $69,500.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.mbusa.com/brand/image/models/CLK55C_main.jpg"> <P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>I have to admit, the current CLK55 AMG is one bad-arse ride, but for $69,115? I feel that money is better spent on a new BMW M5 at $69,500.<BR>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The catch is, you can't buy an M5 at that MSRP. CLK55 was the fastest Benz before both SLK32 and C32 came out, but when the SL55 comes out...you will never call Benz an old man's car.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> The catch is, you can't buy an M5 at that MSRP. CLK55 was the fastest Benz before both SLK32 and C32 came out, but when the SL55 comes out...you will never call Benz an old man's car.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL!!! True true! My favorite Benz right now is the actually the C32, I guess until the SL55 comes out. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.edmunds.com/media/roadtests/roadtest/02.mercedesbenz.c32/02.mb.c32.f34-2.500.jpg"> <P>-Drew<BR>
 

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Well, both proformance names are great. AMG has done wonders with all the Mercedes line-up. And the M versions are oh so nice! I actually want to see what BMW has in store for a M version X series.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by asian01:<BR><B>Well, both proformance names are great. AMG has done wonders with all the Mercedes line-up. And the M versions are oh so nice! I actually want to see what BMW has in store for a M version X series.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Actually AMG has just recently become more aggressive. Brabus was more or less the hardcore tuner for the Benz.<P>Even though the 4.6L X5 is closest to an M version you can get, the Le Man version is under development. Maybe Drew can dig up some more news and share with us on that topic.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by asian01:<BR><B>I actually want to see what BMW has in store for a M version X series.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Maybe Drew can dig up some more news and share with us on that topic.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE></B><P>Good question! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> The answer... According to BMW, an 'M' version of the X5 is never going to happen.<P>Here it is...<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>In response to the obvious question of why they didn't just shove the M5's 5.0-liter powerplant into the engine bay, BMW's engineers responded that its power peak is too high for a vehicle that ostensibly is to be used to tow a trailer of up to 6,000 pounds. Well, we suppose consumers need a method of carrying home the trophies of an after-Christmas sale at Henri Bendel's. And why not an M badge? BMW says it wants to keep the Motorsport realm pure and only include cars; they're truck-bigots, those Bavarians.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>According to BMW, an 'M' version of the X5 is never going to happen</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I guess that leaves you with getting an AMG or Brabus preped G-wagon if your want a fast SUV<BR><P>
 

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Did anything happen with the X5 with a N/A Versoin of the Mclaren Engine? I heard that was a consideration... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by turboale:<BR><B>...with a N/A Versoin of the Mclaren Engine?...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I thought all the F1 engines were normally aspirated. It was one of the requirements made by McLaren when BMW made the engines<P>600HP with a least 100hp per liter N/A at sea level<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by volvo5spd:<BR><B>"Oh Santa, oh Santa, I will be a good boy for the next TWO years if you get this car for me!!!!"</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>More like 10,000 years.<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<P>More like 10,000 years.<P>[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hey...bought myself a lotto ticket...it can happen!<P>[This message has been edited by volvo5spd (edited 02-21-2002).]<p>[This message has been edited by volvo5spd (edited 02-21-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by volvo5spd:<BR><B> Hey...bought myself a lotto ticket...it can happen!<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>LOTTO...tax for the ignorant.<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B>
Originally posted by volvo5spd:<BR> Hey...bought myself a lotto ticket...it can happen!<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>LOTTO...tax for the ignorant.<P>
<P>It'll still get the job done! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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I too like the C32.. so much that I got one about two months ago and have been lovin it every minute. I just sent back my S80, and kept the 940SE with the new Benz. It is a totally different experience than any other car I have owned. Truly amazing and lightning fast. There are very few cars on the road that can move this quick and this agile... and oh yeah.. it has four doors. But that new CLK is gonna be hot. Very aggressive stance much like the rest of the C series. I cant say I miss the S80 although for comfort it rocked.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by vinmanC32:<BR><B>I too like the C32.. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah..only I could fit in that tiny car. It's pretty small for a four door, almost as small as an A4. At least felt like it.
 

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How much of a size difference is the c32 to a s40? I parked next to a new C-class and both looked about the same, except for the front interior. Either the Mercedes is roomier in the front or they got smaller seats. Must be those huge head supports known in Volvo cars.
 
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