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About Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG

As a model belonging to the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class, which is the successor to the Mercedes-Ben E-Class (C124/A124) and has an image of with Benz's well-known strengths and presence as well as daring styling, Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG was built by the DaimlerChrysler between 2000 and 2006 as a mid-size luxury sports car. Originally introduced as a model of the first-generation CLK-Class, CLK55 AMG was a high-performance AMG version in this lineup. After being available for about seven model years crossing two generations, the CLK55 AMG was discontinued for the 2007 model year though it was used as an F1 Safety Car.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG (C208) was produced from 2000 to 2002 when the CLK-Class was in its first generation. It was offered in only one body style, 2-door coupe and came in only one trim level. During this generation, CLK55 AMG was powered by a 5.4 L V8 rated at 342 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque and power was sent through a 5-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The more recent CLK55 AMG (C209) was launched in 2002 as a 2003 model. Equipped with 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a power adjustable tilt/telescoping steering wheel, optional sport suspension, DVD navigation system, bi-xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system with a glovebox-mounted CD changers, satellite radio, rear parking sensors, and Keyless Go, CLK55 AMG got power from the 5.4 L V8 pumping out 362 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 7-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels.

Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting sleek styling, solid chassis, composed ride, comfortable front seats and powerful engine, Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG could be a top pick for you as a coupe. But now, the CLK55 AMG is at least eleven years old, which means these common problems on it deserve your full attention:
First, according to the car repair statistics site repairpal.com, the braking failure is the worst and most common problem that Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG drivers have ever met during driving. The working condition of the braking system decides directly if you can reach the destination safely or not, so you had better bear these typical symptoms of the braking failure provided by experienced CLK55 AMG drivers. It often starts with noisy brakes, pulsating brake pedal, leaking braking fluids; then you will find the brakes respond poorly when being depressed, the rear brakes get locked up on the wet surfaces and the parking brake cable could not hold the vehicle properly. Once the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light come on, then the CLK55 AMG brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake rotors, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable need a thorough inspection.
Second, another common and serious problem on Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG is the suspension failure, which is unknown to many drivers. Some drivers may have some knowledge about how the vehicle works but most of them still think the worst consequence the suspension failure could bring is an uncomfortable and unsteady driving experience. However, in fact, apart from that, starting with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle to distract people's attention; you will end up with poor handling due to intense car vibration, tilting vehicle caused by uneven and excessive tire wear, unintentional steering and poorly operated steering wheel. Once similar symptoms appear on your CLK55 AMG, please make sure the CLK55 AMG sway bar bushing, ball joints, coil springs, coil spring insulator, control arm bushing, shock absorber and wheel bearing.
Moreover, for a perfect ride on your Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG, please maintain some vulnerable auto parts of it routinely. Parts including CLK55 AMG seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight should be added to your routine maintenance list if you desire a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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