2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B55 – Compact monster with a V8 engine

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz B55 – Compact monster with a V8 engine

2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz with a team of twelve students have built a monster of the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class, which established 5.5-liter V8 rated at 388 horsepower and a torque of 530 Nm. The main criteria for the development of a compact model with a powerful engine was …


  • B-Class concept must remain unchanged
  • External changes should be minor
  • The interior should match the new class
  • The result of the conversion must be suitable for everyday use

The idea of ​​creating a non-standard model came Rastatt plant manager. He suggested that employees develop a special vehicle on the basis of the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class. Andreas Wurz immediately accepted the challenge. Carefully inspect colleagues compact model, they concluded: “In the engine compartment is enough space for the installation of the V8 engine.” Gathering a team of 12 students of mechanics, they got down to business.

When the 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class has been completely dismantled, Wurz went in search of a suitable engine and found what he was looking for. 5.5-liter V8 developing 388 horsepower (285 kW) and 530 Nm of torque has been set in the B-Class with the control unit and the 7-speed automatic transmission.

Wurz: “powerful motor block V8 remarkably well approached, that remains possible to use the original engine mounts There were serious problems with the steering, but with a number of changes to the harmony was restored exhaust system is made up of different elements, and took the form of a double pipe in the center of the back… typically, the roaring sound of a powerful engine V8 coming from the compact 2018-2019 Mercedes B-class will not leave anyone indifferent. ”

Another challenge when building a little monster began to B55 Rear Axle, which was borrowed from the E-Class with the driveshaft and set a new one, designed by a team of stretcher. Also it was replaced by the braking system, which, together with sports wheels borrowed from the 2018-2019 Mercedes AMG.

Interior 2018-2019 Mercedes B55 is equipped with leather trim with seats provided Johnson specialists. The car is painted in a trendy white with dark tinted front grille and headlights.

Wurz and the team is particularly proud of the fact that the weight of the 2018-2019 Mercedes B55 has increased in comparison with the standard version of just 180 kilograms. “We did not make any measurements, but we are confident that the B55 will be dispersed to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 6 seconds,” said Wurz. The plant manager is also proud of the result: “The team of interns did a great job equipping the compact 2018-2019 Mercedes B-Class sports genes that no one could imagine”

Models of 2018-2019 Mercedes A and B-Class – is innovative, safe, practical and compact cars, which have chosen more than two million drivers worldwide.

Photos 2018-2019 Mercedes B55