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BRABUS CLK K8
Uncompromising Superlative Sport Coupe

BRABUS CLK K8: This badge stands for a superlative uncompromising sport coupe based on the
current Mercedes CLK. Powered by the new 550 hp / 405 kW BRABUS K8 eight-cylinder engine
with supercharger and equipped with numerous special technical and stylistic features the two-
door reaches a top speed of 325 km/h, pacing it squarely among the fastest street-legal cars in the
world.

At the heart of the CLK K8 is the supercharged BRABUS eight-cylinder engine with 5.5 liters
displacement. Extensive handwork was necessary to implant the compact engine together with a
generous intercooler and special heat exchangers for water, motor oil, transmission fluid and air
conditioning in the engine bay of the coupe. BRABUS also developed a dual-flow stainless-steel
high-performance exhaust system with metal catalysts and four chrome-plated exhaust tips.

Power yield of the supercharged engine as the five-speed automatic gearbox and the BRABUS
rear locking differential operated exclusively with ARAL high-tech lubricants is exceptional: The
V8 delivers 550 hp / 405 kW at 6,400 rpm. Even more impressive is the peak torque of 780 Nm at
just 3,000 rpm.

Performance of the BRABUS CLK K8 tells its own tale: 0 - 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, 12.6 seconds
to 200 km/h and a top speed of 325 km/h are figures attained by only a select few street-legal cars.

The performance potential of the exclusive BRABUS coupe necessitates extensive modifications to
the suspension system. Excellent brakes are just as important as a powerful engine. BRABUS
equips the coupe with a newly developed high-performance brake system. The front axle features
6-piston aluminum fixed calipers with 375 x 36-millimeter vented and cross-drilled discs. On the
rear axle the system comes with 360 x 28-millimeter discs and six-piston aluminium fixed calipers.

The new brakes harmonize perfectly with the standard driving dynamics systems such as ABS,
AST and ESP. To make room for the large brakes and to be able to run tires capable of handling
the top speed of the BRABUS CLK V8 the two-door is fitted with multi-piece BRABUS Monoblock
VI light-alloy wheels in size 8.5Jx19 on the front axle and 10Jx19 in back. These attractive
titanium-look wheels with six double spokes are mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup high-
performance tires in sizes 235/35 ZR 19 in front 265/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle.
The custom BRABUS threaded suspension was calibrated specifically to the 19-inch tires and
offers ride height adjustment as well as shocks with 9-stage adjustable bound and rebound. This
allows lowering the ride height by up to 45 millimeters and selection of individual suspension
settings. In addition BRABUS sport sway bars reduce body roll to a minimum.

The appearance of the BRABUS CLK K8 is characterized by aerodynamic functionality. The
custom-developed front apron features generous air ducts for radiator and front brakes. In addition
the BRABUS front spoiler has air outlets on both sides in front of the wheelhouses to better vent
the hot air from the radiators. An additional carbon spoiler lip also contributes to a maximum
reduction of lift on the front axle.

For optimal venting of the engine bay the BRABUS CLK K8 has a custom hood with integrated air
vents. The BRABUS rear apron features custom-tailored cutouts for the four exhaust tips of the
BRABUS sport exhaust system.

The interior of the BRABUS CLK K8 offers an excellent symbiosis of sporty functionality and
exclusive ambiance. The sport seats are upholstered with a combination of BRABUS Mastik
leather and Alcantara, and offer excellent lateral support in fast turns. Carbon applications in the
cockpit and on the foot pedals, as well as an aluminum shift knob add sporty highlights.

The ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel with integrated steering-wheel shifter
with airbag offer optimal grip and is yet large enough not to block the driver's view of the BRABUS
instruments with a speedometer with its 360 km/h-scale.

Source - Brabus

 

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