Custom C-Class Wagon Diesel Drift Machine Makes Black Smoke Clouds

The pipe coming from this Mercedes engine doesn't qualify as an exhaust anymore. It's more like a locomotive chimney that happens to be attached to a drift wagon.
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In America, they usually put big V8 engines in their professional drift machines. But over in Scandinavia, they do things a little differently.

Meet team Black Smoke Racing. Some of you might be acquainted with them already, since they've been drifting old Mercs for a really long time. Their latest project looks like a C63 AMG Black with a locomotive engine. But the build is as interesting as the sideways capacity of the car.

Speaking of which, we highly recommend that you watch the two videos below. It's no wonder that hundreds of Finns gathered in an empty parking lot in the middle of the forest just to check out Black Smoke Racing.

Getting back to the build, we have to mention that this C-Class wagon is not actually a C63 Black Series, and is in fact based on the S203 generation model. The 2001 Mercedes has been equipped with all the cosmetic parts from the W204 Black Edition Coupe body kit.

You have to admire all the work they put into the car so that you would be fooled into thinking it's a 2012 C-Class facelift. We wouldn't have noticed anything were it not for the curvature of the back end, which doesn't match the angular taillights.

As for the engine, it doesn't belong to the C-Class either. It's an OM648, the 3.2-liter inline-6 that used to be offered on the 2002 to 2005 E320 CDI and S320 CDI of those same years. It's made from cast iron and is pretty much indestructible.

Mods include custom pistons, custom injectors, Holset Hx50 Billet + Holset HE221W Billet. The transmission consists of a TEXracing T101 4-speed manual.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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