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    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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    bad ass

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    bad ass
    I know, it's so cool. If this actually existed as a production model I would look into it.

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    i would like to read more info like 0-60 and 1/4 miles times.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    i would like to read more info like 0-60 and 1/4 miles times.
    0-60 in a car like this is rather traction dependent but they quoted around 5 flat which is likely conservative.

    Germany Luxury manufacturers never quote 1/4 mile times although this thing should logically be capable of high 12's at its weight.

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    I had the luxury of working on a Bclass at Benz once (came down from Ontario, happened to kick a coil pack while it was here), and lemme tell you that engine bay is SMALL. I wanna see what firewall modifications they did to shoehorn it in there!

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    Id rather just put a modded busa motor in it!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
    Id rather just put a modded busa motor in it!
    Although cool, not the same as stuffing a huge Mercedes V8 in there. It was an internal project which makes it that much cooler.

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    oh yeah i would take a 55 based b series but as a project Ill stick a 1.3L 200hp busa motor in there. Or a k20 with ITBs

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
    oh yeah i would take a 55 based b series but as a project Ill stick a 1.3L 200hp busa motor in there. Or a k20 with ITBs
    Well while we are dreaming I would do a Hayabusa V8, so there.

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    I would use an engine powered by liquid hot magma...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    I would use an engine powered by liquid hot magma...
    And babies as engine coolant.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Here is a vid of it doing a burnout, this little thing is awesome:


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    That little beyotcch is badazzz!!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well while we are dreaming I would do a Hayabusa V8, so there.
    Why shoot so low? I'd take the Veyron SS motor and swap it into an Ariel Atom. And then raise the boost. I bet she'd do some pretty sweet 60-130's when in "kill" mode.

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    nice steering wheel.

    It's awesome the how they crammed that under the hood with such little space.

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    When you work for AMG, and have access to any and all latest automotive manufacturing $#@!, it's easy!!
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    When you work for AMG, and have access to any and all latest automotive manufacturing $#@!, it's easy!!
    Then why don't M engineers do cool $#@! like this?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Then why don't M engineers do cool $#@! like this?
    Too busy trying to save the trees.

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    it's old but this 450Hp little beast still shines for me
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by HeroSina Click here to enlarge
    it's old but this 450Hp little beast still shines for me
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    Yep, very cool, but a Hartge swap.

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    yeah but man i prefer this over the new dull , 1M

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    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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    Another vid of it:


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    sounds nasty!

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