Why we drive these cars

Why we drive these cars


Hope this note finds you well in health and spirits.

Below are some YouTube videos showing crash tests. The first is for a w123 chassis that went into production in 1975. The last two are for new production vehicles manufactured in China.

while none of us ever hope to test the rigidity of our cars, it is alarming how these newer Chinese cars are performing compared to an MB that began on the design table over 35 years ago. Even the original VW beetle fared better!

Begin forwarded message:

there was this

w123: then there was this

Then we have the VW Beetle:

Looks like crash safety has taken a step backwards in 30+ years.

Best regards,
Mathieu J. Cama
Old World Automotive
Aug 07

2011 videos from Mercedes.

Ref: Frank Mallory's database and https://mercedes-benz-publicarchive.com