Car launch fails

On the day things dont always go according to plan, as the following car manufacturers found. We take a look at videos of some the most memorable car launch fails.

Mercedes A-Class

Occasionally something happens at the launch of a new car that sticks with it for a long time. At the launch of the A-Class in 1997 the elk-test was performed, in which the car suddenly swerves at speed as if avoiding an obstacle. The test is designed to test how a car will cope with the violent change in direction. Unfortunately for Mercedes, the A-Class flipped.

As a result, the video clip was shown around the world on news stations and pretty much every review of the A-Class since has mentioned the elk test, despite changes Mercedes made to resolve the problem.