• Jan 3, 2011
Mercedes-Benz B55 – Click above to watch video after the jump

When Mercedes-Benz first dropped word that a team of enterprising individuals had wedged a kicking Silver Arrow V8 under the hood of the company's diminutive B-Class hatch, we immediately began searching around for a video of the machine in action. Now the German automaker has been so kind as to supply just such a clip. While we'd love to see the little five-door lift a leg around a proper road course (Nürburgring?), for now we'll have to settle for a shot of the steroid-riddled commuter lighting up its rear tires in grand fashion.

As you may recall, the B55 was created by trainees at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt. With 385 horsepower borrowed from an E-Class and about as much weight as a box of tissues, this creation ought to go like stink. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself. Now we just have to wait and see whose palms we have to grease to be able to plop ourselves behind the wheel for a spell.



[Source: YouTube]




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes, yes, yes!!!!!! beautiful job. Love the center exit egg sauce.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not gonna lie. I thought that was totally amazing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rather have this than a VW GTI...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wao this is very beautiful car, i like this very much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      OMG I just messed my pants... and not the back...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh. My. Gosh. That exhaust note. I could put that exhaust music on and make love to it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @IBx1

        i gues ... like me and most others like DOHC engines.
        : )

      • 4 Years Ago
      In for the epic belt squeeling lol.


      • 4 Years Ago
      That was not the exhaust note I was expecting from a German V8. Seriously, did they put Cherry Bombs on that thing?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am not for wasting a set or pair of tires like that but in this case with those modifications, heck yeah!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mmmmm, egg sauce.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the Smart Brabus a lot. A car that just doesn't need what they are making.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great, another brake-torque video. A Geo Metro with a 3-cyl engine can brake torque. You guys put a V8 into a subcompact and you still can't just hit the gas? Wussies.
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