In a world where the YouTube hoax continues to thrive, it's hard to know what to think of this little vid, but here are the facts as we know them: a coupe that looks like a first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLK gets crushed by a giant front-end loader. There you have it.

Our questions arise in the aftermath – we know industrial resource machinery is heavy, but the Benz gets squashed so flat we wonder if someone's trying to play a joke on us. We hear that the white coupe may have been the heavy-equipment operator's foreman's car, but who knows? The on-camera interview seems awfully conveniently placed, yes? See for yourself in the video below and then leave us your thoughts in Comments below.



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      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anybody with a little bit of automotive knowledge can watcha this video and instantly see it's a fake/hoax. Autoblog editors on the other hand, just plain gullible.
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Certainly staged, but just because the drivetrain was missing doesn't mean it was a fake.
      EJD1984
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks to be a fake/staged video. I seriously doubt the forged engine block could be flattened that easily. The car appears to have been hollowed out - entire drivetrain missing.
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Engines don't deflate like that.
      Justin Kim
      • 1 Year Ago
      that front loader is using airless wheels right? much more interesting then the merc.
        Andrew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin Kim
        seeing the snowy environment, and hearing the metal clanking sounds of chains, i believe they are just chains on the tires. they barely have them on road going cars, i doubt if they are even considering airless tires that big.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope the owner's dog wasn't in the car at the time. But yeah, no engine = BS.
      Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't look like it had an engine or interior.
      Go2Fast
      • 1 Year Ago
      doubt it had the engine in it...wasn't much of a pool under it.
      lafrescita
      • 1 Year Ago
      such a waste...for what???
      ddelrosso
      • 1 Year Ago
      where was the engine??????????
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      "They got no engines" "What's he planning on racing with? Hopes and dreams?"
      Susan Bond
      • 1 Year Ago
      And the light was still working? And where's the engine? Staged?... well... duh... LOL
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