By the way:
Giorgio Armani recently started driving one of these 100 special-edition
Übrigens: Auch Giorgio Armani fährt seit
kurzem eines der 100 Sondermodelle.
Mercedes-Benz CLK designo by Giorgio Armani
Milan - Following
the presentation of Giorgio Armani's exclusive special designo range for
the "Mercedes-Benz CLK designo by Giorgio Armani" at the international motor
show in Paris, the first of these vehicles have now been delivered to customers.
These automotive rarities, limited to just 100 units,
are inspired by the ideas of the renowned Italian fashion guru Giorgio Armani.
The four-seater Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Cabriolet merges the legendary automotive
design of Mercedes-Benz with Giorgio Armani's distinctive grasp of style
and elegance in an exciting crossover. Single-colour paintwork in the matt
sand tone typical of Giorgio Armani and a harmoniously adapted interior created
with high-quality materials equip this vehicle with striking aesthetic
properties, exuding a sporty, masculine air combined with carefully expressed
refinement. The joint cooperative venture between the Stuttgart-based car
maker and the Milan-based fashion designer started out with a show car which
was received with great enthusiasm when unveiled in autumn 2003 in Milan
during Fashion Week.
In close cooperation with DaimlerChrysler Advanced
Design Center in the northern Italian town of Como and based on a shared
design philosophy which focused on style, elegance, quality and timelessness,
the partners created a Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Cabriolet bearing the unmistakable
hallmark of Giorgio Armani. "I am delighted to see just how faithfully
Mercedes-Benz has translated my design ideas into reality" said the famous
designer. The unique matt paintwork which Mercedes-Benz designo developed
especially for the "Mercedes-Benz CLK designo by Giorgio Armani", a matt
sand tone known as "sabbia" modulates the distinctive lines of the Cabriolet
to great effect. High-sheen black decorative features provide contrasting
highlights. Even the colour of the roof was carefully adapted to match the
body paintwork of this inspirational limited edition. Additional AMG body
styling elements and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, in vehicle colour but
with a high-sheen paint finish, further enhance the look of this cabriolet.
The interior, in which classic and skilfully crafted brown designo leather
and high-tech textiles dominate, also echoes the colour tone of the exterior
paintwork, creating a harmonious whole. All the decorative chrome details
share a high-quality matt finish referred to as the "aged look".
The technology platform is the CLK 500 Cabriolet.
Its V8 engine delivers 225 kW/306 hp and, in conjunction with its carefully
coordinated suspension, guarantees dynamic open-air driving pleasure combined
with superlative comfort for up to four people. An exceptionally robust body
shell, automatic rollover protection, head/thorax side airbags as standard,
back seat airbags, adaptive airbags for driver and passenger, seat-belt
tensioners on all seats and a sensor-controlled rollover bar all contribute
towards a high level of occupant safety. In keeping with these challenging
standards, the Giorgio Armani styled CLK Cabriolet satisfies almost every
conceivable wish in terms of interior appointment. Standard equipment includes
the ultra-convenient THERMOTRONIC automatic air-conditioning system with
sun sensor, stereo radio and surround sound system with ten speakers and
8-fold 40 Watt amplifier power, electrically operated front seats with memory
function, seat heating, low-beam assistant, PARKTRONIC, rain sensor for the
windscreen wipers and cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC.
|MERCEDES-BENZ news-media, June