• B55 AMG? Mercedes swaps an M273 5.5 liter V8 into the B-class

      This is just a prototype, so don't get too excited. A dozen Mercedes apprentice engineers from the Rastatt facility decided to swap the big V8 into the B-class for fun. They started with a B200 CDI and took a naturally aspirated 5.5 liter V8 from the 550 models and swapped it in along with a 7 speed auto transmission. They also made it rwd using an E430 diff and axles. It took them 8 months to do this and we say it was 8 months well spent. How cool would it be to get paid to work on a project like this?

















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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        yeah but man i prefer this over the new dull , 1M
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
        yeah but man i prefer this over the new dull , 1M
        I prefer it too.
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        Sticky -
        Another vid of it:

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        Sorena -
        sounds nasty!