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[Video] Swedish magazine says new Mondeo is heavier than claimed, could be illegal to drive fully loaded


Teknikens Värld, a Swedish magazine that became (in)famous back in 1997 for coining the Mercedes A-Class moose test that flipped the compact offering, is back now, claiming that the new Ford Mondeo is 279 kg (615 lbs) heavier than officially admitted. The claim is actually not very hard to substantiate, as the Swedes simply took their test car and put it ...
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