About This Car
“Plucked from a glorious AMG era in which the blower was the forced induction means of choice, the DTM’s 428kW and 800Nm 5.4-litre V8 is bigger and torquier than a current AMG GT R but you need to be sharp to handle this Coupé Leicht Kompakt (CLK) which was the preferred runabout for many F1 stars of the time.”
The Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM is a limited edition high-performance version of the C209/A209 CLK series (2002-2010), built to celebrate the 2003 German Touring Car (DTM – Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) championship-winning CLK of Bernd Schneider. Only 100 coupe (40 RHD, 60 LHD) and 80 convertibles were built just for the European market, with the coupe version produced in 2004, and the convertible version made for the 2006 model year.
Launched with little publicity and offered by invitation-only, the CLK DTM was an instant sell-out despite a list price of €236,060 ($300,000). Among the buyers were Formula 1 racers Jenson Button, Kimi Räikkönen, Takuma Sato, Juan Pablo Montoya and Mika Häkkinen.
You need look no further than the exterior design of the CLK DTM AMG to find the first traces of its racing pedigree, the transfer of high-end motorsport technology to the road given visual expression by the low slung front apron with large cooling air inlets, striking fender flaring, 19 and 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and the diffusorlook rear section with rear wing, all of which recall the head-turning muscularity of the successful CLK touring race cars, competing in DTM. Added to which, a host of body components have been constructed from the high-strength and extremely lightweight carbon-fibre reinforced material CFRP.
Powered by a supercharged 5.4 liter V8 developing 574bhp (582ps / 428kW at 6100rpm) and 590lb ft at 3500rpm of torque channelled through a 5G-Tronic transmission to the rear wheels, the CLK DTM reaches 60mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed (electronically limited) of 200 mph. Bespoke suspension, adjustable springs and shocks, a mechanical limited slip differential and uprated brakes owe little to standard CLK55 AMG on which the car was based and ensures civilized driving manners despite the car’s fearsome performance potential.
The cooling system of the supercharged eight-cylinder power unit has also been optimized. The water-cooled intercooler with low-temperature circuit is fitted with additional radiators integrated into the front apron, which help to even out temperature peaks. An efficient engine oil cooler on the left of the system keeps the temperature of the lubricant at low levels even under heavy loads.
Inside, the CLK DTM benefits from a bespoke interior befitting such a special car. The rear seats have been removed in favor of a carbon fibre-walled, carpet-floored well with carbon fibre B-pillar cross brace, as well as a carbon fiber centre console and door cards. A five point harness secures the driver into semi-enveloping carbon seats facing an elliptical suede-edged steering wheel.The newly designed centre console boasts a selection of eye-catching features, including the silver-coloured selector lever surround, the starter button, four rocker switches for auxiliary functions and a badge bearing the vehicle number.
Never officially sold in North America, it was delivered new to its first owner, Mr. Gu Ja-Gyun, who registered the car in South Korea on February 23, 2007. The second owner purchased the car in March 2016 with 4,785 miles and commissioned JK Technologies of Baltimore to federalize the motorcar in U.S. as Show & Display making it fully road-legal to use up to 2,500 miles a year in 49 states (CA will require CARB certification at an extra cost.) The motorcar currently shows 5,244 miles on the odometer.
Speedart Motorsports presents this rare opportunity to acquire one of the most astonishing supercars ever conceived at Affalterbach with extensive service history and ownership, highlighted as following:
2/28/2013 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Seoul – Tires Changed (P-zero 255/35R 19 x 2 & P zero 285/30R 20 x 2)
3/10/2015 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Seoul – Normal Inspection, 7,399 kms
3/18/2015 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Seoul – Battery Changed, 7,399 kms
?/?/2015 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Seoul – Vehicle towed to Center, gasoline replenished, vehicle washed, cable renewed, throttle valve housing replaced, towing costs, 16 spark plugs replaced, 7,721 kms
2/26/2016 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Seoul – Assyst Service B: MercedesBenz synthetic motor oil replacement, oil filter replacement, brake fluid level inspection, brake linings inspection, windshield washer system check, service indicator reset, brake test, tire inspection, inspection of visible parts, power steering fluid check, combination filter replacement, poly-V belt inspection, flexible coupling inspection
21/2/2017 – Mercedes-Benz Service Center, Mile One, Maryland USA – Replace oil and filter using factory oil and fleece filter, refill fluids to proper levels, perform lubrication service to include hood hinges, lock cylinders, striker plates, sunroof tracks, inspect cooling system, inspect brake pads and rotors, clean windshield cowl drains, service windshield washer system, replace heating and ventilation dust filter, inspect all exterior lamps and warning indicators, inspect front axle ball joints and check steering play, power steering clutch and rear differential levels, inspect condition of poly-V belt, inspect starting and charging system and service battery, inspect climate control refrigerant, perform brake fluid exchange, reset flexible service indicator.
Please note that Service history prior to 2013 is unavailable due to privacy constraints in South Korea.
The motorcar is accompanied by owner’s manuals, spare keys and ample documentation in a spectacular all original condition. Our specialists are at your disposal to answer any questions and arrange a private viewing of this motorsport inspired Merc icon.
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