Our Swedish colleagues from Teknikens Varld are back again with yet another interesting disclosure regarding a new model on the market.
This time they are performing the moose test with a Mercedes-Benz C350e, which actually underperforms to say at least. First, TV runs the vehicle through the test with 72 km/h (45 mph) only to find out the hybrid vehicle is easily losing traction.
The situation is almost identical when the test is being performed at 67 km/h (41.5 mph) and 66 km/h (41 mph). The C350e is finally passing the test when it’s running with no more than 64 km/h (40 mph) – just for a comparison, the Citroen DS5 easily passed the test at 74 km/h (46 mph) and under the same conditions, the Swedish magazine explains.
Asked for a statement, Mercedes-Benz Sweden is explaining that during its own moose test the hybrid vehicle recorded good results at speeds of up to 75 km/h (46 mph) and the reason for this fail is low tire pressure.
Source: Teknikens Varld