In the early 2000s Mercedes dominated the DTM (DeutschlandTouringwagen Meister) championship. In the 2003 DTM season, the official team left nothing but crumbs for its rivals! Thus, 9 of the 10 races on the calendar were won by one of the four official drivers and the first three places in the championship were taken by these drivers. The champion is Bernd Schneider, ahead of his team-mates Christijan Albers and Marcel Fässler. To celebrate this almost perfect season, the German brand had the crazy idea of producing a road version of its victorious CLK. The C209 CLK DTM AMG Coupe was sold in 2004 in a limited edition of only 100 cars - a real collector's item!