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#7 of 102 2006 CLK 3.5 V6
May 01, 2005 (8:54 am)
Hi everyone, I am new to the Mercedes forum. I am currently in the market for a new car and am considering the 2006 bmw 330i fully loaded. My hesitation currently is that the sport seats are not very comfortable but I would still have to have the sport package.
My brother has a mercedes and told me about the 2006 clk coming out with a 3.5 v6. Does anyone have an idea of the hp and torque? The current 3.2 version seems anemic compared to the other German 3.2's offered by audi, bmw etc.
Are there any other good forums to get on to learn about the 2006 clk, i can't find any info on edmunds, mercedes usa site etc.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
#10 of 102 Re: 2006 CLK 3.5 V6 [bmwccc]
Jun 05, 2005 (7:40 am)
Hi: Drove the 330i on a test track for an hour or so a few weeks ago. Was really disappointed in the tight uncomfortable cabin and performance. Got back in my 2004 Acura TL and marveled at what Honda can offer for a little over 30k..with all options and 270 hp.... go drive one before you decide.
#11 of 102 Re: 2006 CLK 3.5 V6 [rich67]
Jun 07, 2005 (9:49 pm)
I imagine you may not be in the majority w.r.t. your comments... you don't sell Acura's, do you?
#12 of 102 CLK 2006!!!!
Jun 13, 2005 (8:19 pm)
Well, I've been waiting and waiting for someone to post some info about the CLK2006 but no one has. Well I went and got the information myself. Anyway, here is what I was able to uncover. If anyone has any other infomation please feel free to add it.
MY2006 CLK-Class Face-lift
Key Product Features
Prodcut Enhancements - CLK350
3.5L V6 engine with 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
25% more horsepower and 13% more lb-ft of torque than the outgoing 3.2L engine
7-speed driver adaptive transmission
All-new 17" 5-splite spoke staggered width wheels
More aggressive front apron with larger intakes
Product Enhancements- CLK 500
AMG chrome-tipped dual exhaust
More sporty interior featuring: Black Ash wood trim, single-tone seats and sportier instrument cluster
The standard interior for MY05 with Burl Walnut wood trim will remain as a no-cost option
Product Enhancements-ALL Models
Striking new front grille
Re-designed high brilliance tall lamps and brake lamps
Bi-Xenon headlamps with Active Curve Illumination- New ooptional equipment
Electronic Trunk closer- New optional equipment
Changes to Opotional Equipment
To ease dealer trades, stand alone options have been reduced by 5 from model year 2005 to 2006 and more value added options packages have been created.
Standard equipment offerings have been re-evaluated with a focus on supporting the sporty positioning of the CLK while being mindful of competitor product offerings. The following equipment is now optional:
Garage Door Operner- (CLK350)
Rear Side Airbags- (CLK350 & CLK500)
Premium Sound- (CLK350 & CLK500)
Heated Windshield Washer Reservoir- (CLK350 & CLK500)
I hope this helps somebody!!!
#13 of 102 350 v 500 Cab
Jul 04, 2005 (6:47 am)
With the increase in hp for the 350 cabriolet, is the 500 really that much better? I also understand that this might be the last year for that 500 engine, that it will be beefed up in 2007. I currently drive a '99 CLK 320 Cab and I'm ready for an upgrade to allow more power, handling, navigation, iPod control. I've also read differing opinions of Comand Nav system. Can it be that much worse than a portable Garvin?
Jul 04, 2005 (7:57 am)
..the CLK cabriolet doesn't have anything that remotely represents a sport package with a sprot tuned suspension, short throw 6 speed manual and other handling enhancements.
I am getting dangerously close to spending $90k to $100k for a new 911 or 911s Cabriolet because it is the only sports car that gives me the option of a mini rear seat for my daughters. For whatever reason, the M3 just feels too much like a sedan.
On the other hand, it's probably unrealistic to think that Mercedes will ever make "sport" a priority. After testing the $55k SLK against the $32k S2000 and $62k Boxster S, it comes in a distant last place as far as driving dynamics, albeit an improvement over the previous generation.
#15 of 102 Re: 350 v 500 Cab [mkcab]
Jul 06, 2005 (6:44 am)
I'm now 3 months into my 2005 CLK320 and overall I'm pleased. I couldn't wait for the 350 to appear. Yes, it could use a little more punch and it doesn't handle like a sports car. But it is smooth, comfortable, and has enough speed for my needs. Have no complaints at all about the Nav system which is quite easy to use.
#16 of 102 Re: Too bad... [habitat1]
Jul 14, 2005 (2:39 am)
the CLK cabriolet doesn't have anything that remotely represents a sport package with a sprot tuned suspension, short throw 6 speed manual and other handling enhancements.
Well they did add a sport suspension option for 2006, but that manual tranny didn't make it....