TecDay testing


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    At the proving ground in Sindelfi ngen, Mercedes-Benz has recreated the rough roads once used for testing on Lüneburg Heath. This is the setting for one of the world‘s toughest test programmes for newly developed cars.
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    At the proving ground in Sindelfi ngen, Mercedes-Benz has recreated the rough roads once used for testing on Lüneburg Heath. This is the setting for one of the world‘s toughest test programmes for newly developed cars.
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    At the proving ground in Sindelfi ngen, Mercedes-Benz has recreated the rough roads once used for testing on Lüneburg Heath. This is the setting for one of the world‘s toughest test programmes for newly developed cars.
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    Durability testing of the C-Class included a series of long-distance tests in everyday traffic and on proving grounds, during which the focus was placed on specifi c parts, components or functions. These tests included several trailer endurance tests, each covering 25,000 km, as well as test drives on race circuits such as the Hockenheimring.
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    Durability testing of the C-Class included a series of long-distance tests in everyday traffic and on proving grounds, during which the focus was placed on specifi c parts, components or functions. These tests included several trailer endurance tests, each covering 25,000 km, as well as test drives on race circuits such as the Hockenheimring.
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    Durability testing of the C-Class included a series of long-distance tests in everyday traffic and on proving grounds, during which the focus was placed on specifi c parts, components or functions. These tests included several trailer endurance tests, each covering 25,000 km, as well as test drives on race circuits such as the Hockenheimring.
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    Durability testing of the C-Class included a series of long-distance tests in everyday traffic and on proving grounds, during which the focus was placed on specifi c parts, components or functions. These tests included several trailer endurance tests, each covering 25,000 km, as well as test drives on race circuits such as the Hockenheimring.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    Durability testing of the C-Class included a series of long-distance tests in everyday traffic and on proving grounds, during which the focus was placed on specifi c parts, components or functions. These tests included several trailer endurance tests, each covering 25,000 km, as well as test drives on race circuits such as the Hockenheimring.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    The „World Test“ was the fi rst part of one final examination staged before the new C Class entered series production. The test candidates, two fully equipped pre-production models, were put through their paces in South Africa, Germany, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Both vehicles covered a total distance of 52,000 kilometres.
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    Like body durability testing, chassis endurance testing focuses primarily on the long-standing „Heide“ torture-track test. The Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfi ngen has a total of six servo-hydraulic test rigs for testing complete front and rear axle assemblies, which run day and night.
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    Like body durability testing, chassis endurance testing focuses primarily on the long-standing „Heide“ torture-track test. The Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfi ngen has a total of six servo-hydraulic test rigs for testing complete front and rear axle assemblies, which run day and night.
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    Like body durability testing, chassis endurance testing focuses primarily on the long-standing „Heide“ torture-track test. The Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfi ngen has a total of six servo-hydraulic test rigs for testing complete front and rear axle assemblies, which run day and night.
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    Like body durability testing, chassis endurance testing focuses primarily on the long-standing „Heide“ torture-track test. The Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfi ngen has a total of six servo-hydraulic test rigs for testing complete front and rear axle assemblies, which run day and night.
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    Four installations in the Mercedes Development Center are used to test the wheels, wheel bearings and wheel hubs by simulating driving for 60 hours around the Hockenheimring circuit. During this gruelling test of endurance, the components are subjected to lateral forces of up to 10,000 Newtons.
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    Four installations in the Mercedes Development Center are used to test the wheels, wheel bearings and wheel hubs by simulating driving for 60 hours around the Hockenheimring circuit. During this gruelling test of endurance, the components are subjected to lateral forces of up to 10,000 Newtons.
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    As well as having to endure climatic and environmental infl uences, the hydro-bushings employed by Mercedes-Benz for the front and rear axles and for the engine mounting have to withstand forces of up to 17,000 Newtons, which act on the bushings from all directions. In just a couple of weeks on axial test rigs, the bushings are subjected to testing that simulates the wear and tear of an entire car lifetime.
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    As well as having to endure climatic and environmental infl uences, the hydro-bushings employed by Mercedes-Benz for the front and rear axles and for the engine mounting have to withstand forces of up to 17,000 Newtons, which act on the bushings from all directions. In just a couple of weeks on axial test rigs, the bushings are subjected to testing that simulates the wear and tear of an entire car lifetime.
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    As well as having to endure climatic and environmental infl uences, the hydro-bushings employed by Mercedes-Benz for the front and rear axles and for the engine mounting have to withstand forces of up to 17,000 Newtons, which act on the bushings from all directions. In just a couple of weeks on axial test rigs, the bushings are subjected to testing that simulates the wear and tear of an entire car lifetime.
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    Four installations in the Mercedes Development Center are used to test the wheels, wheel bearings and wheel hubs by simulating driving for 60 hours around the Hockenheimring circuit. During this gruelling test of endurance, the components are subjected to lateral forces of up to 10,000 Newtons.
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    Mercedes-Benz checks the durability of the front and rear axle joints by performing pressure and movement tests lasting 100 hours. In addition to this, the joints also have to resist high temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius – the level of thermal stress measured at the axle components whilst driving in city traffi c in Tokyo, for example.
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    Mercedes-Benz checks the durability of the front and rear axle joints by performing pressure and movement tests lasting 100 hours. In addition to this, the joints also have to resist high temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius – the level of thermal stress measured at the axle components whilst driving in city traffi c in Tokyo, for example.
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    The sealing bellows, which protect the axle joints against dust, dirt and other environmental effects, are immersed in a glycol/water solution and moved with varying angles of tilt up to 40,000 times – including 10,000 times at temperatures of minus 15 degrees Celsius alone.
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    As well as having to endure climatic and environmental infl uences, the hydro-bushings employed by Mercedes-Benz for the front and rear axles and for the engine mounting have to withstand forces of up to 17,000 Newtons, which act on the bushings from all directions. In just a couple of weeks on axial test rigs, the bushings are subjected to testing that simulates the wear and tear of an entire car lifetime.
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    Testing with a high-pressure water jet and the systematic spraying of the joints with ice-cold, dirty water and fi ne, hot sand dust over a period of three weeks simulates the everyday conditions that Mercedes passenger cars are expected to withstand.
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    Testing with a high-pressure water jet and the systematic spraying of the joints with ice-cold, dirty water and fi ne, hot sand dust over a period of three weeks simulates the everyday conditions that Mercedes passenger cars are expected to withstand.
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    Testing with a high-pressure water jet and the systematic spraying of the joints with ice-cold, dirty water and fi ne, hot sand dust over a period of three weeks simulates the everyday conditions that Mercedes passenger cars are expected to withstand.
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    Testing with a high-pressure water jet and the systematic spraying of the joints with ice-cold, dirty water and fi ne, hot sand dust over a period of three weeks simulates the everyday conditions that Mercedes passenger cars are expected to withstand.
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    The Mercedes-Benz torture-track endurance test, known internally as the “Heide” test dates back over 50 years. The test was fi rst staged in the 1950s on country roads leading through Lüneburg Heath (German name: Lüneburger Heide).
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    The sealing bellows, which protect the axle joints against dust, dirt and other environmental effects, are immersed in a glycol/water solution and moved with varying angles of tilt up to 40,000 times – including 10,000 times at temperatures of minus 15 degrees Celsius alone.
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    The Mercedes-Benz torture-track endurance test, known internally as the “Heide” test dates back over 50 years. The test was fi rst staged in the 1950s on country roads leading through Lüneburg Heath (German name: Lüneburger Heide).
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