Mercedes C230 with a Turbo VR6 Update

2002 Mercedes C230K with a turbo VR6

It’s been a year and half since we shared this 2002 Mercedes C230K project from Florida. Since then they finished replacing the factory supercharged 2.3 L M111 inline-four and 5G-Tronic (722.6) five-speed automatic transmission for a turbocharged 2.8 L (M104.900) VR6 and 716.648 six-speed manual transmission. To get the engine to work, they converted a … Read more

Black Smoke Racing Mercedes W203 Drift Wagon Update

Mercedes W203 drift wagon with OM648 turbo diesel inline-six

Since our previous article Black Smoke Racing has continued to develop their Mercedes W203 Wagon drift machine. One of the most obvious changes is the 2012 W204 Black Edition body kit. Under the hood still sits a Mercedes 3.2 L OM648 diesel inline-six however it now holds modified factory pistons, custom camshafts, and custom injectors. … Read more

Black Smoke Racing Mercedes W203 Drift Wagon

Black Smoke Racing Mercedes W203 drift wagon with OM648 diesel I6

Black Smoke Racing is a drift team from Finland known for racing diesel Mercedes wagons. They started building their newest drift wagon, a Mercedes AMG W203 in January 2013. Originally they ran a 3.0 L 24v Mercedes OM606 turbo diesel with a Holset HX52 turbocharger. It was reliable and ran great but eventually it could … Read more