How did the BMW 3 Series Touring show itself in the moose test?February 3, 2020
When it comes to not crashing into an animal that suddenly appears on the road, such as an moose, the BMW 3 Series Touring can show one of the best results.
The Elk Test is a very important test of a car’s ability to evade an obstacle that suddenly appears on the road – for example, an elk running out (hence the name of this test). The driver must sharply change the course of the car without hitting the poor animal, and then return back to the occupied lane. With all this, the driver must maintain full control over his car.
The elk does not participate in the elk test; instead, cones are used that are placed at a small distance from each other. They form an S-shaped section of the path.
In truth, the “moose test” is more applicable in order to test the ability of the machine to avoid a static road obstacle. When it comes to the appearance of a real moose in a real traffic situation, the rules of the road offer to slow down and try to slip behind the moose, and not turn in front of it.
But back to the test. Cars pass the S-shaped section of the road at ever higher speeds until they hit the cones (crash into the moose), after which the test is considered failed. In the case of the tested BMW 3-station wagon of the most relevant generation at the time of writing this news, the station wagon was able to successfully pass the test at a speed of 78 km / h. At a speed of 80 km / h, the car did not have sufficient grip, especially the front wheels lost this effect.
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