According to the Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld, the new Ford Mondeo is 279 kg (615 lbs) heavier than what Ford claims
According to the Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld, the new Ford Mondeo is 279 kg (615 lbs) heavier than what Ford claims.
In a recent test the magazine included the Mondeo Estate, the Volkswagen Passat estate and the Volvo V70 and found out that the curb weight of the Mondeo is 17.4% more than indicated. This means the vehicle weighs 1,880 kg (4,145 lbs).
More interestingly, if you load the car to the max, you actually commit a crime because its total gross weight is exceeded. Even worse, it can also be dangerous, according to the magazine. It also says the rear wheels scrape the wheel arches.
A month ago Teknikens Värld also discovered the same problem with the Mercedes-Benz C220 BlueTEC Estate. It weighs 245 kg (540 lbs) more than the car’s registration certificate says.