However, this time the “victim” was a new edition of Ford Mondeo.
Swedes say that it is heavier than it is written in the passport.
“The new Ford Mondeo – a great car and it is proved by our tests. But he has one problem – the mass. In fact, the car weighs 279 pounds more than the manufacturer says. In the case of strong load (complete family and filled the trunk) machine becomes dangerous, “- noted in Teknikens Värld.
As evidence, the Swedes lead manufacturer’s information on the specifications Mondeo. Thus, according to them, “Mondeo” in picking Titanium Estate with a 2.0-liter TDCi engine power of 152 hp has a curb weight of 1601 kg. However, after the Swedish “destroyers of automotive legends” independently weighed the car, Libra 1880 kg. Thus manufacturer allegedly “lost” 17.4% of the mass.
“If you boot the machine to the maximum, in the hope that everything will be fine, you make a mistake and commit a crime, violating the rules of operation. The car will be overloaded. Moreover, it can be dangerous and our Moose test proved it. With a sharp rebuild at high speed, Ford Mondeo “Odd” 279 kg weight lose control. Furthermore, even when driving in a straight rear wheels corny rub against arch “- frightening Swedish colleagues.
In Teknikens Värld noted that in the case of small-loaded (up to 100 kg in excess of) the vehicle is maintained and copes well with all tests. By the way, with similar accusations previously encountered in the Mercedes-Benz. The Swedes have found a discrepancy in the declared weight of the new C 220 BlueTEC Kombi, after which the manufacturer has promised to take steps to resolve the issue.