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Journalists Teknikens Värld accused Ford Mondeo in overweight

Journalists Teknikens Värld accused Ford Mondeo in overweight

Journalists Teknikens Värld accused Ford Mondeo in overweight

Earlier editions of journalists accused Jeep Grand Cherokee and Porsche Macan the inability to pass “moose test” and then stated several times that the Honda CR-V is not real four-wheel drive.

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.

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