Author Topic: W116 is 3rd most crashable car according to Practical Performance Classics  (Read 8293 times)

Type17

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Actually I did a further Google search and this came up... http://forum.w116.org/test-drive/yikes!/

Deja Vu  ;D

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Actually, I just looked at the URL of the image, and Googled the guy's name - Sepp Maier - He was a German Professional footballer (soccer player), and the (DUI) accident ended his career, although he did survive.

"In 1979, Sepp Maier caused with his Mercedes S-Class to cause an accident in his home town. He slid in rainy race road in an oncoming vehicle. Two women were injured. Sepp Maier came with fractures and bruises to the hospital."

Alcohol can be even more damaging than trains.

http://forum.w116.org/test-drive/yikes!/

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I found pictures of my W124 after a 60-70mph collision with a guardrail (wasn't head-on):




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Not to change the subject but the crash test of the SLS AMG 2010 is impressive! Those doors!

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A while back i think in england the insurance companies found the jag xj6 or 40? was the safest, above the w126 or volvos. It could also be the manner in which they are driven. The results seem to vary from country and whose doing the research. it would be a tricky thing to pin down every time

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The 124 suffered a fair whack indeed.

I notice the shape of the guard rail clearly in the front end damage.

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