2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet A 209

The CLK 500 Cabriolet is a car from Mercedes-Benz, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. It is part of Mercedes-Benz's A 209 series. Power is supplied by a single overhead camshaft, 5 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder engine, with 3 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 302 bhp (306 PS/225 kW) at 5600 rpm and 460 N·m (339 lb·ft/46.9 kgm) at 2700 rpm respectively. A 5 speed automatic transmission delivers the power to the wheels. The Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet weighs a quoted 1785 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 250 km/h, or 155 mph.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet A 209 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4638 mm
How heavy?
1785 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4966 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
306 PS / 302 bhp / 225 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
460 Nm / 339 ft.lb / 46.9 kgm @ 2700 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.2 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

Mercedes-Benz A 209 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 1796 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 198.0 CO2 1675 kg
Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 7A 5461 cm3 388 PS 383 bhp 286 kW 275.0 CO2 1785 kg
Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 7A 6208 cm3 481 PS 474 bhp 353 kW 344.0 CO2 1875 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 1796 cm3 184 PS 181 bhp 135 kW 200.0 CO2 1695 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 205.0 CO2 1665 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 207.0 CO2 1665 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 2996 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 227.0 CO2 1705 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 7A 2996 cm3 231 PS 228 bhp 170 kW 222.0 CO2 1705 kg
Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 2987 cm3 224 PS 221 bhp 165 kW 188.0 CO2 1785 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 7A 2987 cm3 224 PS 221 bhp 165 kW 197.0 CO2 1785 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 7A 3498 cm3 272 PS 268 bhp 200 kW 241.0 CO2 1735 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW 1665 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 1796 cm3 163 PS 161 bhp 120 kW
Mercedes-Benz CLK 240 Cabriolet -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 2597 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW 1700 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 2597 cm3 170 PS 168 bhp 125 kW
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 3199 cm3 218 PS 215 bhp 160 kW 1730 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5A 5439 cm3 367 PS 362 bhp 270 kW 1820 kg

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2715 mm 106.9 inches
Track/tread (front) 1497 mm 58.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1478 mm 58.2 inches
Length 4638 mm 182.6 inches
Width 1740 mm 68.5 inches
Height 1415 mm 55.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1785 kg 3935 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 62 litres 13.6 UK Gal 16.4 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5 litre
4966 cc
(303.044 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 97 × 84 mm
3.82 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
3 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 306 PS (302 bhp) (225 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 60.8 bhp/litre
1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 460 Nm (339 ft·lb) (46.9 kgm)
at 2700 rpm
Specific torque 92.63 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Bosch HFM fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1164 kPa (168.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 620.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.2 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 171.54 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
126.16 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
169.19 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.93 kg/kW
13.24 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.3Li.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7½J x 17
Wheel size rear 8½J x 17
Tyres front 225/45 R 17
Tyres rear 245/40 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 2.82
general
Carfolio.com ID196086
Production total
Model code
Model family A 209
RAC rating 46.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet added 2009-03-17.
Last modified 2013-02-28.