One-off Mercedes-Benz B55 with a 383bhp 5.5-litre V8

The team of 12 Mercedes-Benz trainees from the Daimler facility in Rastatt, started with a B200 CDI, and fitted it with a 5.5-litre engine that produces 383bhp and 391 lb ft of torque. The new engine added 243bhp and 170 lb ft of torque to the compact MPV.

Trainees also converted the B-Class to rear-wheel drive, by fitting the G-Tronic’s drive shaft from an old E430. Power is sent to the rear wheels via 7-speed G-Tronic transmission.

0-62mph comes in just 5.2 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. The B55 is outfitted with 18-inch AMG wheels and interior is upgraded with Alcantara and leather finish.

It took Mercedes trainees 8 months from an initial idea to this hot compact MPV. Not bad!


RELATED POSTS

Lamborghini Aventador LP1200-4R concept by DMC packs up to 1,500 hp, can be yours for $2.5M
Bespoke 911 Turbo by Porsche Exclusive in Lime Gold Metallic
Range Rover Sport R-S spied undisguised
New 2015 Mustang comes with standard industry first active glovebox knee airbag
Porsche Cayman GT4 reportedly getting a 450bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo boxer engine
2015 Mazda2 / Demio revealed ahead of Paris debut in October
Convoy of 13 Lamborghini Huracans spotted near company's factory
Jay Leno gets to drive the all-electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire prototype
Bentley reportedly already considering a second smaller crossover
Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner becomes the fastest ever Triumph on the Bonneville Salt Flats
Jaguar E-PACE - compact performance SUV revealed
Vauxhall brings back the GSI trim by revealing the new Insignia GSI
Tags: , ,
linode.com