clk200 (w208) engine question

Discussion in 'Engine' started by agentred, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. agentred

    agentred New Member

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    hi guys,

    im new to the forum (and to merc ownership). i was inspired by my dads new c class to change marques so i got myself a '00 clk 200 which i am after a week or so of ownership absolutely delighted with. trouble is i feel its a little underpowered and would like to know the following:

    is the clk 200 engine an unsupercharged version of the clk 200k engine (same pistons, cam, block, etc)?

    is it possible to supercharge this engine with components from a 200k engine?

    has anyone heard or had any experiences of this?

    great site by the way.
     
  2. Will

    Will Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi and welcome :)

    Glad to hear that you like the car in general, but in 100% honesty if you're already not happy with the performance I would seriously suggest trying another model (eg 230K). For the cost, risks and inconvenience of modding the 200 you'd be better off swapping cars ;)

    If yours is the N/A (non-supercharged) 200 then I can appreciate your concern as I used to own a W202 C200 (136bhp) and upgraded to a C230K (193bhp) afterwards. Best mod ever :D :cool:

    Good luck,

    Will
     
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    agentred

    agentred New Member

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    thanks, will

    at the moment its my daily driver and i only have a very short commute with the occaisional long trip - so for my purposes its only a "little" underpowered.

    i plan on getting a track/weekend car soon, so i dont want to overstretch my budget too much

    also, im based in ireland and its harder than you might think to get a clean example :(
     
  4. miro

    miro MB Enthusiast

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    If you can afford tyres, brakes and fuel then a different car would be no additional cost. With the depreciation of '00 cars the actual fuel savings of a more powerful engine do add up in your favour.
     

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