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I'm thinking of buying a CLK230k, but not sure what the engine is like?Do they go wrong much?Also I have noticed that Merc dont produce the 230k engine.....is this right, if so how come?

Any help would be good, I dont want a 200k as its too slow, plus I can tweak the 230k from a standar 197bhp :)

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Hi Yohan,
I have just bought myself a 230k - I love it. Must be honest and say that I hav...


Hi Yohan,
I have just bought myself a 230k - I love it. Must be honest and say that I have not heard of any bad news with them or Kompressors - Komps rule.
Yes it is true, I dont know why but merc has replaced the 4 Cylinder 230k (197hp) with a 6 Cylinder 240 (172hp) in the CLK range. But the SLK appears to still have the 230k motor - so the motor still lives on, just not in the CLK.
Perhaps it is a performance to weight ratio issue - in the CLK the 230k sends from 0 to 100km in something like 9,2 sec, while in the SLK it is 2 seconds quicker. But the top speed of over 230km/h is easily reached.
Like most people on this site say, the CLK is a cruiser, absolute joy to drive - driving my CLK I lose all need to race or speed or try prove myself faster than others....no, that is something for the Ford Cortina guys with the dice on the mirrors, and the fur on the dash ;-)

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Re: Hi Yohan,I have just bought myself a 230k - I love it. Must be honest and say that I hav

Hi Yohan,
I have just bought myself a 230k - I love it. Must be honest and say that I have not heard of any bad news with them or Kompressors - Komps rule.
Yes it is true, I dont know why but merc has replaced the 4 Cylinder 230k (197hp) with a 6 Cylinder 240 (172hp) in the CLK range. But the SLK appears to still have the 230k motor - so the motor still lives on, just not in the CLK.
Perhaps it is a performance to weight ratio issue - in the CLK the 230k sends from 0 to 100km in something like 9,2 sec, while in the SLK it is 2 seconds quicker. But the top speed of over 230km/h is easily reached.
Like most people on this site say, the CLK is a cruiser, absolute joy to drive - driving my CLK I lose all need to race or speed or try prove myself faster than others....no, that is something for the Ford Cortina guys with the dice on the mirrors, and the fur on the dash ;-)

Take Care all
Eugen

Oh dear I was under the impression the CLK230k does the 1-100 dash in 7.9seconds :( I'm supprised cos the car has got nearly 200bhp and 9 + seconds seems really slow ???See the problem was I was going to get a BMW 323ci but I dont like BMW drivers as majority of them seem to be too flash if you know what I mean, so the CLK was the better choice. by the way if the 230k is 9.2 seconds the 200k must be really slow???

Anymore info on this would be great Eugen :)
 

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Sure thing - got this from KWWAN in an earlier post, only place I can find th...


Hi Yohan,

Sure thing - got this from KWWAN in an earlier post, only place I can find these stats cos Merc seems to have forgotten about the clk 230k on their website - I can find stats on the SLK 230k... anyway http://www.parkers.co.uk/choosing/car_reviews/main_review.asp?model_id=769 is the site.

CLK 230k at 9.1sec 0-60 mph is quoted
CLK 200k at 9.8sec 0-60 mph is quoted

no big difference.

The Boxster S (my second choice for cab) would be alot quicker! but I just fell in love with the merc.

I suppose here in Germany it is not 0-100 that counts as much cos you hardly get to use it, but top end and overtaking etc for the Autobahns.

You need to go for a test drive - I myself am not sure about the 9.1 sec - it does feel alot quicker, I dont know. Used to drive a VW Golf that did 0-100 in about 6 or 7, and the 230k somehow feels quicker, but that could be psychological - and I cant find any stats!!
Tell you what, will give the owners manual a good look through this weekend, see if they are in there and will let you know on Monday...cos I cant find any better source of info.

Otherwise could always take the car to Brabus and have them crank the HP up a notch or two ;-))

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CLK230k

See thats the same problem I'm getting no info at all
I have heard some say it does the 0-100km in 7.9 which seems better for 197bhp....would be great if u can let me know after reading the user manual. Its a shame all that power and no go at all......when compared to a BMW323ci which only has 170bhp does it in 8seconds.....which is more like it but I want to stick o merc cos they are in a diff class :)

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Hi Yohan,

Had a skwizz in the manual - should do it more often!
Yes the stats are in there, seperated for Coupe and Cabrio - they reccon:

CLK230 Komp Coupe 0-100km in 7.9sec
CLK230 Komp Cabrio 0-100km in 8.7sec

I have the cabrio, so Im a bit slower, but not at all unhappy!

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Wow 7.9 seconds :)

Hi Eugen

Thanx for testing your 230k out for me and getting me the stats on the 0-100 dash :) I have a ride in a manual cabrio this afternoon and it has lots of pull to it which was nice. You say the Cab is slower than the tin top, nearly awhole second? I'm thinking of getting an Auto tin top....what do you think?I'm pleased you said it does it in 7.9seconds which is just what I wanted :)

Let me know
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RE: Wow 7.9 seconds :)

Hi Yohan!

Yeah a whole second - my thoughts exactly! The drag co-efficient ist that different apparently.
Mine is the 230k Cabrio 5 speed Automatic - I love it.
When I was hunting I had to have the Cabrio, here in Germany it is something about spring and summer time where Cabrios rule the road - regardless of 1 - 100 dash, so I had to get the cabrio...and when the top is down it is all worth it.
Manual vs Automatic - similar choice I would say, it definately depends on the individual...There are a few variations here. Personally I did not opt for the performance package and hence Cabrio with Automatic (Automatic change is sooo Smooth - and with Tiptronic ofcourse). Tin Top Manual shift would be quicker for sure (I think the manual is 6 speed).
I enjoy the luxury feel of a Merc, the freedom of Cabrio and the ease of Auto gearbox.

You said you went for a Test in the Cabrio? how was it?
 

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The CLK230K should be able to do it in 7.9 secs. You just have to brake torque it to get there. Otherwise, 9.2 seconds seems normal.

Just like my E420 takes about 8 seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill, no brake torqueing. It will do about 6.5 seconds to 60 with that method.
 

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Yes 9 sec is very slow. My 230k does it around the 7.9 -8.5 sec mark.. actually feels abit quicker than that too![;)]
 

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jzaroh - 12/10/2003 10:31 AM

The CLK230K should be able to do it in 7.9 secs. You just have to brake torque it to get there. Otherwise, 9.2 seconds seems normal.

Just like my E420 takes about 8 seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill, no brake torqueing. It will do about 6.5 seconds to 60 with that method.
How do you break torque it and what is the method to do so? Thanks...
 

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jzaroh - 12/10/2003 10:31 AM

The CLK230K should be able to do it in 7.9 secs. You just have to brake torque it to get there. Otherwise, 9.2 seconds seems normal.

Just like my E420 takes about 8 seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill, no brake torqueing. It will do about 6.5 seconds to 60 with that method.
How do you break torque it and what is the method to do so? Thanks...
I think the poor old fellow traded in his
CLK for a Little Rascal.......look at the date.

Brake torqueing is just holding down the brake and flooring it then letting go of the brake....Like neutral drops, most of us stopped doing that to our cars in high school.
 
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