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Nico Rosberg Accidentally Shows How Terrible Mercedes SUVs Can Be

Nico Rosberg has recently announced his retirement to the shock and awe of the Formula 1 world after winning the Formula 1 World Championship, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to just stop working. In this video he’s seen working for the man, Mercedes-Benz, in a “Win A Day With Nico Rosberg” event meeting all of his fans from around the world. Afterwards he took several passengers in a Mercedes Benz GLE250d SUV through a pretty grueling off-road course, featuring very steep and muddy climbs.

The vehicles were capable of making the climbs (otherwise, why in the world would Mercedes-Benz capture any footage at all?) however the video editing also showed the F1 World Champion incapable of driving up steep hills and the SUV easily losing grip in this treacherous course. Is this a way to sell cars, Mercedes?

(Source: YouTube)

Written by Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.

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  1. Come on people, you can engineer in every traction control gee-whiz-bang-doo-dad conceivable, it’s still going to come down to driver’s off road skill AND a decent set of APPROPRIATE tires to make certain climbs/descents.

  2. You have to trust “Hill Descent” and the “4-Matic”.
    You aim the car, take your foot off the brake and the “Hill Descent” magically, manages the descent using ABS & ESP systems.
    If you intervene the car skids down the hill losing directional control.

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