Our guide will make your CLK much better and more fun to drive!
Available in standard form with power of upto 474bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the CLK. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 521.4bhp to 805.8bhp which seems almost too good to be true but is possible if you have deep pockets.
To go over the 100bhp per 1000cc limit you would need to be running a pretty serious forced induction setup. If you head for a maximum power figure you need to expect a lot of unreliability. See this link for more details on Engine Tuning
The Car Tuning Guide suggest that if you have a lower powered version you should do an engine swap with a ‘474bhp CLK Cabriolets’. The already BHP endowed range of CLKs reward tuners with a satisfying power gain. Top of your list for tuning mods will be a sports exhaust system, a fuel boost valve (for a snappy throttle response) and a good quality induction kit.
FASTROAD CAMS should be next up on your tuning list and will offer big power gains on the CLK. Turn your attention next to the CLKs engine head. With a good gas flowed ported engine you will see much better mid and peak range power.
The most powerful CLK Cabriolet in our database offers 474 bhp. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 521.4 bhp to 805.8bhp with mods we have outlined above.
A CLK with forced induction (turbo or supercharger) will give even larger power gains that this. The most powerful CLK has a healthy 474 bhp. In a competition setting you may well, with some forced induction, reboring and other major work see power figures between 616.2 bhp to 900.6bhp with mods we have outlined above.) Suspension improvements can dramatically increase the road holding and cornering of your CLK. To avoid other problems you should lower the car no more than 36mm.
Check back frequently for updates as we will be adding more detailed tuning guides to this site.
For further reading on any of the topics we have discussed we suggest you visit some of these links:
Car Tuning Forums A really friendly chat forum aimed at car modders.
Car Tuning Guide Good common sense online car tuning guide.