S-Class crash: the devil in the details

22 November 2005

Mercedes no. 666Officially the Stern TV Mercedes-Benz S-Class cock-up was caused by metal interfering with the radar that was supposed to trigger the car's Brake Assist Plus system.

Closer inspection of the images over at Stern TV suggests another, more elemental force may have been at work. Was it really wise to try the test in a car with that particular number plate?

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