It’s no surprise, crash test dummies live quite difficult lives. Constant impacts every day, and their vehicle is destroyed. However, that all of the changes in Mercedes’ latest Crash Tales series following Tommy and Fred; two crash dummies personified. The first episode lays the groundwork for the two characters and where the series goes.
Before the duo sets off for an inevitable crash, a loudspeaker announcement declares that it’s their lucky day. Unlike normal tests, they are allowed to use the brakes in the last demonstration to evaluate a new set. “I’m a crash test dummy for heaven’s sake, I love crashes,” says Fred, clearly without amusement.
The Mercedes in the video appears to be the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the latest electric SUV from the German manufacturer. With the figures available to the EQC, it’s no surprise that Fred and Tommy are testing the brakes. The vehicle is equipped with a powerful electric motor on each axle, producing a total of 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 561 foot-pounds (760 Newton meters) of torque. Even with all this pep in its approach, the Mercedes-Benz can still go the distance with a cited autonomy of more than 200 miles.
While Fred is clearly not amused, Tommy is quite the opposite. He cannot wait for further demonstrations in the test program. It is clear to see that if Fred is the pragmatist of the group, Tommy is the optimist. While we would also like to test the brakes, we will leave the crash to the professionals.
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