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2007 CLK 63
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Posted 10/17/2006 7:46 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
2007 CLK 63

Just shy of $100K as equipped...sheesh...

So.........notice anything weird about the speedo?

#49241
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Posted 10/17/2006 7:47 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Re: 2007 CLK 63

What's wrong with the speedo? 0.0 miles?
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:07 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

Not the odometer, the speedo... look at the calibration.  It's not consistent!

 

#49245 - in reply to #49241
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:10 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Re: 2007 CLK 63

Oh I see it now. Weird. Would definitely confuse me since I'm used to the even increments, not jumping all over the place.
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:13 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

no kidding!   OTOH, no one should be driving a convertible that fast
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:15 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Re: 2007 CLK 63

But dang it, isn't it one of the most beautiful things you ever seen....
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:22 PM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

hmm yeah I guess it's reasonably sharp...
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:25 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Re: 2007 CLK 63

The Cab looks great, especially in the view the first picture was taken. But I find the coupe to be better looking.

Supposedly sales of the CLK55 Cab were higher, so they chose to only bring that version to the US.
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Posted 10/17/2006 8:37 PM
Marsden
Classic MB




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

I think you're right.  The coupe is more well-proportioned.

Only, the top doesn't go down

 

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Posted 2/9/2007 2:11 AM
Marsden
Classic MB




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

I saw on TopGear that the Aston DB9 roadster has a speed-limiter setting about 20mph lower than the coupe--they're afraid the higher speeds would shred the canvas top!

 

 

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Posted 2/10/2007 12:33 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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Re: 2007 CLK 63

Ha, the top would be shredded at 70 mph even I'd bet.
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Posted 4/6/2007 2:43 AM
Marsden
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Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/automobiles/autoshow/NUGGET_MercedesBenzAMGBlack.html

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Posted 4/26/2007 7:28 PM
AsianML

Date registered: Dec 1899
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RE: 2007 CLK 63

I think I might know why the increments are that way. I'll have to use the S65 AMG cluster as a better example though (and damn aren't those pictures of the S65 nice, I love the W220).

http://images.ecarlist.com/cgi-bin/viewall.pl?dir=995_7366  

If you look at how they're set up, the usable range, 0-80 or 100, is set wide apart. This is because, well, that's how fast we drive under normal circumstances. Makes it much easier to read the speedometer.

Another thing which I'm just throwing out there is the speed at which the speedometer needle climbs. From 0-100+ there's little drag that can hold the 6.0L engine back. But once you reach above that, drag slows down acceleration significantly, so the speedometer needle moves much slower. Setting the increments at higher speeds much closer together would mean at WOT the needle going from 100-150+ would go at almost the same speed as 0-100, giving you the sensation that you're not slowing down.

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Posted 4/27/2007 6:23 AM
Marsden
Classic MB




Date registered: Apr 2006
Location: Capital City USA
Vehicle(s): Mercedes-Benz
5000
RE: 2007 CLK 63

Ha!  Well, you get an "A" for effort

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