Again Mercedes is confronted with a problem associated with the test called test of a moose. Almost 20 years ago the A-Class flipped over and now is the C350e the one that loses traction in a turn.
Andn 1997, Mercedes-Benz put up for sale to the Class and the Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld carried out the so-called proof of test moose, consisting in a braking maneuver, and sharp turn that seeks to dodge an obstacle. The Mercedes A Class flipped on that test, which forced the German mark and to mount the electronic stability control (ESP) standard in all units, among other modifications included improvements to the suspension.
Now the same magazine placed back to Mercedes against the ropes, this time with the new Mercedes-Benz C350e, that obtained a bad result during their testing of the elk. When the C350e tries to avoid an obstacle 72 km/h is observed, as the car loses traction when turning sharply the steering wheel. Neither does well at 67 km/h and only manages to overcome the test at 64 km/h.
To all this Mercedes argued that could be due to low tire pressure, something that was rejected by Teknikens Värld. It is unknown the reason of these bad results, although the 100 kg of weight additional provided by its battery system, could be related to the problem, since this electric version of the same are located reloading the weight on the rear axle.