My dad wanted a new car so today i went with him to the garage. He has had his eye on the CLK drop head for some time and when i told him that a new one was coming out we wnet straight to Romans (the dealer that can get the car the quickest). They had the coupe in stock and they let me take it for a test drive. i thought becasue it didnt have the same supercharged engine that the SL55 had that it may be a bit , but to my surprise it was really potent, and with i nice growl when i planted the throttle to boot. I would say the power in it is the same as the M£, i couldnt say there is anything in it, but with a totally differnat feel. Merc really makes the refined sports car.
Anyway, if any of you are thinking of choosing between the M£ and the CLK55. The 55 delivers but in the smoothest and easyiest way. The M3 is a little animal and is the most rewarding to drive. It can be a little harsh but i would take it anyday over the 55.
My dad on the other hand ordered the drop head 55. I didnt complain as i will be borrowing it..