Tuesday 4th January 2011
Video: V8 Mercedes B-Class Burns Rubber
Mad V8 Merc shopper does an '11'
Those who can remember a time before the endless days of feasting upon turkey may recall the
bonkers V8 Mercedes B-class that we showed you
, created by a fine group of petrolheads-in-training at Merc's Rastatt factory.
Now, to prove that their so-called B55 - an intriguing amalgam of humdrum shopping trolley and 5.5-litre V8 glued together with bits and bobs of Mercs past - really is the real deal, Mercedes has released a tantalisingly short clip of the Big-hearted B-class in action.
We would have, of course, preferred something a little more involved, possibly involving a certain circuit somewhere in the Eifel Mountains, but at least a spot of burning rubber and an '11' on the Tarmac do prove the B55's rear-drive credentials.
Oh, and Mercedes - if you're stuck for somebody to take it for a spin around the Nurburgring, you know who to call...
that is just so much fun. pity that the powers that be would rather we all had tiny enginined cars with all sorts of techno-greenery when what we really want is a V8 sound track and a damn good blast!
happy new year Howardb
Maybe the boffins at these car manfacturers will (with a hint of irony) endow their electric cars with a V8 soundtrack to warn lazy-eyed pedestrians and cyclists of their presence.
I will be going from six to eight cyllinders for my next engine. Forget about those gay little 1.4 wheezers
why oh why won't they make it!
This is a brilliant idea! It could serve as an entry level AMG to get younger people on the bottom rung of the AMG line. Its such a rediculous car, i love it and normally as a rule i dislike Merc's.
This would surprise a lot of people - a true sleeper. De-badge it perhaps
an "11" in 2011, how will it do a "12" next year?
Ah the irony. They never make what people are really want to get
Read, "does an 11" and thought ooof that's fast.
Realised shortly afterwards that '11's' mean black marks on the tarmac and not a standing quarter mile time.
Still be quite spritely up the strip I imagine though.
I'll take one in 'car-dealer-we'll-never-shift-it' gold, with optional beaded seat covers... and await a saxo at the lights.... or a 911. Either way, the look on the other drivers face...EPIC!
I want to work alongside the people who are allowed to create something as bonkers as this