Chinese Car Fails Crash Test In Germany

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  1. uncltrvlnmatt

    uncltrvlnmatt Legend

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    They call this thing a piece of crap, they need to usr stronger language than that. Click on the article link for pics.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2007/06/22/brilliance-bs6s-adac-crash-test-is-anything-but/

    China's Brilliance BS6 is a recent entry into the European market, positioned as a premium-style import sedan at a budget price. Well, after seeing the videos of the car undergoing crash testing using Euro NCAP guidelines at the ADAC (Germany's AAA, essentially) test center, one thing's certain: buyers get what they pay for. The BS6, as currently constructed, appears to a complete piece of crap. The horrifying 40 mph offset frontal crash test video shows damage that can be described as catastrophic at best. The A-pillar collapses and folds up like a cheap suitcase, forcing the driver's door to pop largely out of its frame, while the lower portion of the car buckles like it's made of recycled pop cans. We wouldn't want to be the driver's legs...or any other part of him for that matter. To open the mangled door afterwards, the ADAC techs needed to use a huge crowbar to get it to budge. ADAC notes that the pedals intruded a foot and a half (32 cm) into the driver's space, while the IP moved in almost 8 inches (20 cm). Needless to say, the BS6 failed the test, garnering just 1 star.
     
  2. 95-stang

    95-stang Well-Known Member

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    1 star might be overdoing it a bit. ::)
     
  3. Hellion94

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    Maybe that'll help control the population over there...
     
  4. slow-six

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    seem like every thing coming out of that country is cheap, not in a good way cheap, and no good. :-\