1 of 143: 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG

In 2006 (and 2007) Mercedes-Benz released the first of the M156 V8 powered AMG speed machines including the S63, CL63, ML63, R63, E63, SL63, CLS63, and CLK63.  The new engine was a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter screamer that replaced the supercharged 5.4 liter V8 — it made up for the lack of torque with charisma and a screaming 7200 rpm redline.  Find this 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG here on eBay offered for $23,995 or best offer located in Chantilly, VA.

The A209 generation CLK was built on shared mechanical components with the W203 generation C-Class, and a few lucky souls (143 in 2007 and 100 in 2008) got the insane AMG CLK63 version for just a few pennies under $100k.  Like all AMG branded products, the instant sting of off-the-lot depreciation hits hard, but the 10 year glitch hits even harder for any mass market luxury sedan.  There is something magical about the 10 year old German car — be it a luxury class cruiser that cost $120k new, a executive sport sedan that cost $65k or a bargain basement compact 2-door — they all cost about $20k when they hit the 10 Year Glitch (TM).

Powering the AMG version of Mercedes-Benz’s hairdresser with a family‘s car is a 6.2 liter M156 V8 that pushes 475 horsepower and 465 ft-lbs of torque into a 7 speed automatic gearbox.  Even with a Buick Roadmaster rivaling 4113 lb curb weight, the CLK63 is fast, and not fast for a convertible, or fast for a heavy sedan — but just plain old fast.  It hits 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and will do 12.5 seconds in the 1/4 mile at 116 mph.

The CLK63 also offered surprisingly supportive seats with adjustable lumbar/thigh/side-bolsters and one of the sportier steering wheels found in a modern Benz that wasn’t part of the Black series.  With 65k miles on the odometer and in seemingly good shape, this car looks like the perfect daily driver for the person who wants something uncommon and can afford to deal with occasionally expensive repairs. 

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