• Aug 26, 2010
Vintage diesel Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon drifting – Click above to watch the video after the jump

This might be one of the coolest things we've ever seen... this year. There are hundreds of videos floating around the 'net of people drifting their hotted-up Nissan Zs, Ford Mustangs or Big Wheels around race tracks, public roads and abandoned airports, but this driver earns some extra bonus points for pulling it off in a vintage Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Diesel. Wagon.

As if you needed more reason to click through the jump and watch the video in its nearly seven-minute entirety, know that this driver not only has good taste in drift cars, but he has some serious skills to boot. Now, if we could only see this video remade starring the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon... Hat tip to Anders!

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's a nice clip from the latest race from Kemora, Finland:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzJ5_j7teX8
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those old Mercs are indestructible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just... Awesome...

      I wish there were more people doing this sort of thing with older less 'popular' cars, they might be suprised.

      As an example - one of the most fun rally car's I've been in was an old Volvo Wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "DOOORRIIFTTOOOCOUGH COUGH, COUUUGGHH COUGH!!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that tire smoke or diesel smoke?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah I was confused too. My 240d looks like that when it's driving in a straight line.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The black smoke is diesel smoke before the turbo spools up, the gray smoke is tire smoke.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it, just love it. Individually I think wagons, diesels, and drifting are cool, but taken together they are simply awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bikernieki, Latvia
      • 4 Years Ago
      That guy has some serious driving talent to be able to drive that big assed Merc with that much precision. I didn't even see a rear wing. Very impressive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol that's funny dude...haha~
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is in Finland and driver name is Teemu Peltola, Black Smoke Racing.

      Check out his FB group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=189458822849&ref=ts


      Check this out also: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/07/28/random-snap-gt-gt-drifting-w123.aspx
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aside from giggling like a little girl through most of that, I love the team name for that kind of project: Black Smoke Racing.
      A couple of the corner transitions showed that cloud of black from stuffing as much diesel as your pump and injectors will allow, even when you're not getting enough air in there to burn it all.

      And I assume the missing right headlight was an air intake?

      I wish the video had shown the engine, so we could see if it's still that glorious inline 5. Now that thing, especially with the turbo, was one hell of a well designed engine.

      BTW, This chassis was definitely the immediate predecessor of the W124 chassis, which was the first one marketed as the E Class, but the W123 was never marketed as such. It was just the 240D, the 300D, the 300DT, the 300CD, and the gasoline 280E, 280TE, and 280TE. I think the early days of the W123 (1977-ish?) included a carbureted 280, so it did not include an E in its name. Should that one be called an E Class?
      (trivia question for the crowd: was the carbureted version the older DOHC or its SOHC replacement?)

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