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Mercedes-Benz B55 V8

Thursday, January 6th, 2011:

Check out this Mercedes-Benz B55 V8, a one-off model exclusively manufactured to mark the success of the premium Mercedes A and B-Class models. It carries a 5.5-liter V8 engine capable of producing 388 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque, along with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Based upon a training destined B 200 CDI, the high performance Mercedes B 55 car idea came from the plant manager Peter Wesp, who gave his staff the task of developing a special automobile on the basis of the B-Class. Additional special fittings were made in the steering and exhaust areas, and the drive axle at the rear was swapped with an older W210 series E-Class model.

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