Mercedes 190E with a Supercharged Inline-Four

Mercedes 190E with a supercharged M111 inline-four

What should you do if your Mercedes 190E (W201) still looks good but the inline-four is getting long in the tooth? Tuning Kingz Shop in Poland solved that problem by using an engine from a Mercedes 230 Kompressor (W202). They replaced the 190E’s tired 1.8 L M102 inline-four that made 107 horsepower with the supercharged … Read more

1970 Mercedes W111 with an AMG Powertrain

1970 Mercedes W111 with a 5.5 L V8 AMG Powertrain

Mechatronik in Pleidelsheim, Germany specializes in Mercedes restorations and restomods. The company went through this 1970 Mercedes W111 and upgraded every major part. They swapped the engine, transmission, and rear end from a AMG SLK 55. The 5.5 L V8 produces 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque through a 7-speed … Read more

Mercedes CLK with a Twin-Turbo RB20 Inline-Six

Mercedes CLK with a Twin-Turbo RB20 inline-six

When this 2000 Mercedes CLK 230 rolled out of the factory it came with a supercharged 2.3 L M111.974 inline-four and five-speed automatic transmission. However Gerald Roche had plans to drift in the car and would go in a different direction with the powertrain. The engine was replaced with a 2.0 L RB20 inline-six connected … Read more

1994 Mercedes Wagon with a Turbo LSx – Part 10

Deboss Garage 1994 Mercedes W124 E320 with a turbo LM7 V8

Deboss Garage released another episode of their 1994 Mercedes W124 E320 wagon project. If you are unfamiliar with the project the owner wanted the 3.2 L M104.99x inline-six replaced with a turbo LSx V8 and produce enough power to make an 11-second pass. In this episode the team works on the electrical, cooling systems and … Read more

1995 Mercedes C200 with a Turbo Honda Inline-Four

1995 Mercedes C200 W202 with a Turbo F20C inline-four

A friend sent us a listing for a very unique 1995 Mercedes C200 W202 for sale in Japan with an asking price of ¥1.98M or about $18,118. I was able to find the seller’s (J-Wave) original listing but it doesn’t appear to still be for sale. Although the C200 came from the factory with 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