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Geneva Motor Show: Drop-top CLK makes its world debut

MERCEDES-Benz unveiled the new CLK Cabriolet at Geneva, claiming better aerodynamics and more room for luggage than its rivals.

Standard features include automatic climate control, automatic headlamp adjustment, a rain sensor, remote control roof and automatic seatbelt feeders for the front seats. Based on the CLK coupe, the soft-top shares its range of petrol engines with its sister vehicle with power outputs ranging from 163bhp to 367bhp.

New features for the convertible are Distronic proximity sensors, keyless access and drive authorisation, Comand navigation and Linguatronic voice control.

The CLK Cabriolet promises to seat four adults, with more rear elbow room and knee room than the previous model. A special 'final edition' SLK was also unveiled, sporting 16-inch alloy wheels and soft nappa leather covering the restyled sports seats.

At the top end of the Mercedes-Benz range a new CL65 AMG was unveiled, boasting 604bhp and 738lb-ft of torque. The 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.

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