11 Diesel poweeer! W123 Estate showing how it's done.

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This is bizarre. An antique diesel Mercedes-Benz estate shows up for a drifting show and, literally, smokes all the competition!

This is no BMW M3 or Nissan 200SX - it is clearly not your typical boy racers drift car. But don't forget the old Benz still has a rear wheel drive layout and those classic Mercedes-Benz diesels are as robust as if made of solid piece of iron. Which, actually, helps a lot when you decide to fit it with a turbine so big that it would only be appropriate for a full size semi.

The footage is from a drifting event held couple of weeks ago in Bikernieki - the only full size road course in Latvia. The car belongs to a very appropriately named drift team from Finland - "BlackSmoke Racing".

So, next time you try to cut off "that old man's w123 estate" at the traffic lights, make sure it has both headlights first!

12y ago by FastestLaps
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Rossiz  12y ago

Loove this car!


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Paul  12y ago

And then he took the kids to school in it!


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Ayrton Senna  12y ago

yes baby old mercedes best engine...:)


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ThatDamnDrunk  12y ago

this is hella cool


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gt  12y ago

and worse thing is that you should wear a gas mask if you wanna dyno those engines..


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Georg  12y ago

the best of the whole thing at idel rpm it sounds like any oldschool diesel from the 1970´s


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FastestLaps  12y ago

The engine is 3 liter 24 valve straight 6 diesel. It must be the OM606. A glorious engine! It was used in W210 generation Mercedes E300TDs and in later W124 E300Ds but only in n.a. form. The only major changes are said to be the turbo and modified fuel pump.

And, no, grandpa wouldn't be at all impressed with the modifications :D


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gt  12y ago

im used to see this W123 used alot for bread deliveries. and now that there's a global Wheat shortage they might need that Scania Turbo LOOL, the saloon version works more as a taxi though..

a 190D with that Scania turbo did make around 477hp but you can expect a lot of torque more than 800nm actually


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LJUTICA  12y ago

When grandpa gets up in the morning, opens up the garage door and sits in his diesel Benz, I'd say that he is going to be sursprised by the awkward hissing sound from the engine compartment-if he hears it, if not,well I'd like to see his(!) and everybody else's face when he gets off from the traffic lights with a"standard gas pedal pushing" (for an ancient diesel). Those youngsters-you lend them a car for just one day and they return it to you in this shape...


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vette  12y ago

crazyyy!


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BMWexpert  12y ago

Awesome!