Mercedes CLK63 AMG | PH Used Buying Guide – Pistonheads.com

It all looks a bit mad against the low-rpm turbo motors of today which consistently deliver the ‘heads you lose, tails I win’ combo of more power, more low-end overtaking punch and more miles per gallon, however those modern-day motors do not deliver as much drama as the M156. With that in mind, prices as low as ₤ 12,000 today look more than affordable, not just compared to the Black Series automobiles which still command prices in excess of ₤ 80,000 however particularly versus the ₤ 300,000-plus rates now being asked for the even racier 5.4 litre CLK AMG DTM, a ₤ 180k maker loosely based on Bernd Schneider’s championship-winning CLK of 2003. One irritated New Jersey owner filed a class action suit versus Daimler, M-B and AMG on the grounds of valvegear flaws. Driveshafts can get a bit weepy too.As you may have thought the CLK is in the highest road tax bracket, so that’s a minimum of ₤ 580 a year to the Exchequer. Through a huge operator like Blackcircles, one 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 for the front of a routine CLK 63 will cost about ₤ 105 fitted.

It all looks a bit mad versus the low-rpm turbo motors of today which consistently provide the ‘heads you lose, tails I win’ combination of more power, more low-end surpassing punch and more miles per gallon, however those modern motors do not deliver as much drama as the M156. With that in mind, prices as low as ₤ 12,000 today look more than sensible, not simply compared to the Black Series cars which still command rates in excess of ₤ 80,000 but specifically against the ₤ 300,000-plus prices now being asked for the even racier 5.4 litre CLK AMG DTM, a ₤ 180k machine loosely based on Bernd Schneider’s championship-winning CLK of 2003. One dissatisfied New Jersey owner filed a class action suit versus Daimler, M-B and AMG on the grounds of valvegear defects.

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