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Mercedes Racer Roars Into House Of Imports

Sep. 05, 2003

Buena Park Dealership To Host The Hottest Thing On Four Wheels

Los Angelinos with the need for speed will soon have a new place to find it: House of Imports, Buena Park's premier Mercedes-Benz dealership. That's because from September 28 to October 4, House of Imports will be home to a DTM CLK racing car, a hyper-fast version of the familiar Mercedes-Benz CLK.

A DTM vehicle is a modified version of its road-going cousin, pulling 470 horsepower from a V8 engine on a chassis that has been dramatically stripped down and lightened. They all feature rear wheel drive, run on 18-inch racing slicks and have no driver aids like ABS or traction control. This balance between simplicity and power is important for a car to succeed in the demanding word of DTM -- or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters -- racing. And it illustrates Mercedes-Benz' commitment to building the most exciting performance vehicles on the road today.

"We're going to love having a DTM CLK in our showroom," said Larry Lewis, House of Imports general manager. "You don't have to look hard at the cars that we normally sell to see that there's a lot of power behind a sophisticated exterior. But you can't really get the true sense of just how performance-driven these machines are until you see what happens when you turn one into a DTM racer."

CONTACT: Marc Cannon, +1-954-769-3146, or cannonm@autonation.com.

SOURCE AutoNation

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