TTAC Photochop: New Mercedes CLK

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ttac photochop new mercedes clk

This is not an extra-fresh topic, but, following our readers request, I'm presenting you with my impression of the "right around the corner" third-gen Mercedes-Benz CLK. As a model due for release in a year, the CLK will not make a significant departure from the current Mercedes line-up in terms of design. It will follow the angular flame-surfacing approach of the C-Class and of the recently rejuvenated SL. As we could see from spy photographs of test vehicles, the CLK/E pair will stick to the dual front lights theme, but subject them to the same fire and smoke line bending that's producing all the harsh angles these days. Some artists envisioned the next CLK with LED bumper lights shaped like a boomerang. I don't really dig into that. They don't look very good and they were also presumed to be used on the face-lifted SL. As we've seen, they weren't. And a good thing too.

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  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Feb 01, 2008

    Wow that's really nice looking. I like the lights they work with the lines and shape of the coupe. The butts a little squat but that could be the angle of the picture.

  • Johnson Schwanz Johnson Schwanz on Feb 01, 2008

    This actually looks good...the original CLK had a masculine stance, the current one is extremely feminine. But this one returns to the tougher looks. Me Likey.