Key facts

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet A 209 information summary

What body style?
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: 6.20 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph

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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet technical specifications

Introduction

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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet data
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet A 209 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2715 106.9
Track/tread (front) 1497 58.9
Track/tread (rear) 1478 58.2
Length 4638 182.6
Width 1740 68.5
Height 1415 55.7
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
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 6.20 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/g
126.16 kW/g
169.19 bhp/ton
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 per 100km
km per 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 rack & pinion PAS
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
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.

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