Video: V8 Mercedes B-Class Burns Rubber

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...


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  • HowardB 04 Jan 2011

    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


  • iain1970 04 Jan 2011

    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.

  • k-ink 04 Jan 2011

    Awesome noise!

    I will be going from six to eight cyllinders for my next engine. Forget about those gay little 1.4 wheezers hehe

  • va1o 04 Jan 2011

    why oh why won't they make it!

  • kambites 04 Jan 2011

    It would seem that Autocar have driven it:

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