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A car enthusiast based in Poland has changed his seemingly normal Mercedes-Benz CLK 200, which is not the much sought after Black Series version but still has a decent 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor, into an absolute monster. This work of art has been in progress for a while now yet it still continues to evolve over time.
A crucial element of this build is the engine exchange, but before we tackle that, let’s reflect on the lengthy tradition of replacing powertrains in this Merc. It began with substituting the 1.8 liter M271 4-cylinder unit for a 2.3 liter turbocharged M111 inline-four generating up to 450 horses. What followed was a bigger swap; a 3.2-liter M104 boosted inline-six capable of yielding 520 hp.
At this point, the CLK 200 houses a M104 3.6-liter stroker inline-six engine. There is no doubt that the M104 motor is one of the unsurpassed inline-six motors ever created; however, this build takes it to an even higher plane.
The engine is now capable of producing a remarkable 700 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This feat was achieved due to the presence of a Garrett GTX3582R turbo, ramping up the pressure to 22 psi. Furthermore, Bosch 980cc injectors reinforced the motor, with auxiliary components like a larger radiator and oil cooler being implemented to help regulate the heightened powertrain.
The exterior of the automobile has an intimidating visage, featuring wide fenders and a boldly splendid all-black paint job. It yields to the pavement on 18-inch wheels covering a set of Brembo brakes for enhanced stopping power. It is noticeably lowered, making it difficult for even the tiniest of creatures to slip underneath.
As a whole, this CLK 200 build was raised to a level that equals with the likes of more potent cars such as the Mercedes-AMG SL63. This too surpasses the original 342-hp AMG variation of the CLK.
Unfortunately, the video did not demonstrate the dark creature demonstrating its ability on the highway. They did conduct some dynamometer assessments on it, even so.
The great inline-six of the car shrieks a pleasingly attractive note as it attempts to set an impressive mark. Even though the sound is likable enough, it still needs some development in order to reach the thunderous boom produced from the previous 5.4-liter AMG machine fitted with a supercharger and the modern 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8.