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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: What does 200ccm, 150ccm and Co. actually mean?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: What does 200ccm, 150ccm and Co. actually mean?
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe displays its difficulty levels with the abbreviation ccm.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch is by far the most popular fun racer and is getting a whole bunch of new tracks in the form of the Booster Track Pass until the end of 2023. If you select a race or a cup in Mario Kart, you will shortly be presented with a choice from various “ccm” options. The following options are available:

  • 50cc
  • 100cc
  • 150cc
  • 200cc

Basically they are ccm classes the different levels of difficulty in Mario Kart, that was already the case in the previous parts of the series. The following applies: the higher the ccm number, the more challenging the races. This is expressed, among other things, by the fact that the opponents drive better and more aggressively, but above all in the Basic speed of the karts.

The higher, the faster

Because this is significantly higher at the higher levels, which, for example, makes driving through certain curve passages much more demanding, drift points have to be adjusted, etc. Accordingly, from our own experience, the following levels of difficulty can be assigned to the classes:

  • 50cc = very light
  • 100 cm = light
  • 150cc = medium
  • 200cc = heavy

Noticeable: If you regularly ride on the higher ccm levels, after a while there is a fairly high probability that the lower levels will feel too slow and you will not want to go back.

Incidentally, the 200cc class has only existed since the fourth major update for Mario Kart 8 and was carried over directly into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Unlike the other stages, you have to brake here in some places. Whoever manages to complete all three-star cups on 200cc unlocks Gold Mario:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: This is how you unlock gold Mario and gold kart parts

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But what does “ccm” actually mean?

“ccm” is an abbreviation for “cubic centimetres”, i.e. a unit that describes the volume, i.e. the volume of something. In the automotive field, this unit is used to indicate displacement, i.e. the part in a car engine in which the mixture of fuel and air is exploded by the compression of the cylinder pistons.

The following applies: The larger the displacement, the higher the engine performance. This can be translated directly to Mario Kart in that the karts have the specified cubic capacity. Incidentally, according to Wikipedia, real go-karts have a displacement range similar to that in Mario Kart, ranging from 60 to 250 ccm.

More tips for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in May 2017 and has been one of the most successful games for the Nintendo console ever since. By the end of March, the title had sold over 45 million copies and that number is likely to continue to grow in the future. A possible Mario Kart 9 will definitely follow in big footsteps.

At what cc level do you ride?

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