From Gas 2.0 ...
What you see above (center) is one of the most well-engineered “Franken-cars” of all time: a factory-modified 1980’s era Mercedes-Benz 190 diesel, stuffed with the company’s latest BlueEFFICIENCY CDI engine, which makes more than double the horsepower and nearly three times the torque of the original 1988 D.
How far we’ve come in 20 years!
More photos, and MBUSA’s own comprehensive press release, after the jump.
That's the opening prelude to my most recent post for the Gas 2.0 blog, but there's much more going on "behind the scenes" on some very similar projects a bit closer to home - but that will have to wait.
In the meantime, CLICK HERE for the goods on that wicked-sikk 190 D up there (0-60 in 6 seconds! 155 mph top speed! 48 mpg!), and stay tuned for more Awesome 80's Benzo news from sunny South Florida!