The moose test is used to find out how a car reacts to the sudden appearance of various kinds of objects on the road – how predictable and safe its reaction is.
This test is conducted by several independent companies, including km77.com. A recent testing object is the new BMW X3. The sample used in this test was a diesel X3 with an all-wheel-drive transmission.
The car was equipped with many options, including the M-package, which lowered the suspension. It was also equipped with a large set of wheels — 20 inches to be exact, which was more than the standard 18 inches. The tires have also become wider: 245 mm in front and 275 mm in the rear.
At a speed of 77 km/h, the X3 almost succeeded on the first attempt, if not for the cone, which was knocked down during a sharp left maneuver.
“The best attempt for the X3 was at 81 km/h, as it flawlessly dodged all the cones without any problems.”
However, it is interesting to note that the test car could not reproduce a flawless attempt to accelerate to 79 km/h. The driver, who was driving the X3 during the moose test, noted that the car easily bypassed all the cones.
The steering reacted quickly, but he couldn’t move faster because of the weight of the car. Nevertheless, the BMW X3 overcame the slalom track in 24.5 seconds, equaling the Mercedes-Benz EQS, which demonstrated its abilities earlier.