A Quarter Pounder with cheese isn't exactly Schupfnudeln and Kölsch, but some Mercedes-Benz engineers decided to slum it while putting the new CLK through hot weather testing. That stop at the Golden Arches put Stuttgart's camouflaged efforts under the scrutiny of the Automotive Traveler's long lenses. The CLK, or at least that's what it's believed to be, looks like an awful lot of energy has been expended in the area of the C-pillar and rear quarter panel. The vigorous coverup in that particular area is fueling suspicions that the CLK will be getting the CLS banana-boat treatment, complete with the "Coupe" moniker.
Most of the details have been carefully obscured, but we're not expecting to have our hair blown back when the wraps come off. AT thinks that the camo indicates a car that's 12-18 months away, and that the debut will likely be at the 2009 Frankfurt show, where brats and brew are more readily available.

[Source: Automotive Traveler]


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