Curvy CLK swoops in next year
The picture illustrates how the car shares the swooping lines of Mercedes' larger CLS, and has more than a touch of Lexus GS about the front and rear ends.
Details are yet to be confirmed, but the CLK will almost certainly share its underpinnings with the C-Class, which should save on manufacturing costs
Much of the fancy technology in the flagship S-Class should find its way into new CLK, so you can expect adaptive cruise control, night vision, a Presafe II pre-collision safety system and Comand II system for controlling the car's interior functions.
Engine options are likely to include a 3.5-litre V6 petrol (CLK 350), 5.0-litre V8 (CLK 500) and a 6.2-litre V8 with over 500bhp (CLK63 AMG).
There are also rumours of hybrid and four-wheel-drive versions later in the car's life.