Here in the States, we generally think of diesel-powered vehicles in one of two ways. First, there are the gigantor pickups with their loud and burly turbodiesel engines. Second, there are the diesel fuel misers, such as Volkswagen's stable of TDI mobiles.

In Europe, though, nearly every car is available with at least one optional diesel engine, and many of those are considered performance models. Of course, there's also a fertile aftermarket community willing to turn any diesel engine into a mouth-breathing torque monster, and all it usually takes is the installation of a massive turbocharger.

Take, for instance, the Mercedes-Benz OM603 and OM606 inline-six-cylinder engines. As you can see in the three videos below, there's plenty of tire-shredding performance hidden inside these otherwise plebeian powerplants, whether housed in the engine bay of a Mercedes or an old Volvo.

Plenty of black and white smoke can be seen in the videos below... which makes us glad we can watch the festivities from a reasonably safe distance.






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      Ted
      • 3 Years Ago
      The plumes of black and white smoke mixing together was simply beautiful.
      Sterling Dautremont
      • 3 Years Ago
      Suck it Ozone.
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      In 1948, I disconnected the rear cable brakes on my 37 ford so I could do cow pasture "burnouts" with rest of the showoffs. buried the car up the fenders, had to be lifted out.
      blkhks
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think if I was a bit downwind of this event, I'd be a little loopy from all the tire smoke and diesel fumes.... And Americans think diesels are dirty :-)
      e46mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Makes me miss my old 84 Volvo 760 Turbo Diesel...
      Joseph Davis
      • 3 Years Ago
      A BurOut Salute to the EPA
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      ALafya
      • 3 Years Ago
      Take them directly to jail for noise, air pollution and putting others in danger.
      superchan7
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy air pollution...not a fan of so much power if you can't control the emissions
        Krazeecain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @superchan7
        It's not as dirty as it looks. The soot that creates the black smoke you see doesn't pollute the atmosphere. Diesels are cleaner than gasoline-engines. Of course, if you actually cared you'd probably know this...
          desinerd1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krazeecain
          "Diesels are cleaner than gasoline-engines." That has to be the biggest lie of this decade.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krazeecain
          [blocked]
        superchan7
        • 3 Years Ago
        @superchan7
        Someone thinks these cars are the same as your average emissions-controlled clean diesels...
      Storm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Far from epic
      natron3030
      • 3 Years Ago
      So cute when autoblog tries to imitate jalopnik.
      crazydriver
      • 3 Years Ago
      look lyk 90s car with bad disel engine.nw american fools gonna belive that disel is dirty,coz autoblog say.
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