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E-Class Saloon secures Euro NCAP rating with the maximum of five stars.

Top marks for the E-Class: Five stars in the Euro NCAP rating.

E-Class Saloon secures Euro NCAP rating with the maximum of five stars.

Better than Five Star.

Five stars for occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and also for assistance systems – this is the result achieved by the E-Class in the Euro NCAP rating. The Saloon was a particularly deserving recipient of this top rating since in all four categories of the crash tests it significantly outperformed the standard required by Euro NCAP in order to attain the top score of five stars.

In addition, Euro NCAP awarded the E-Class Saloon two “Advanced Rewards” for PRE-SAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST – both awards go beyond the star-based rating assessment to highlight particular safety innovations.

As an option, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side is also available for the E-Class for the first time.

Innovative assistance systems.

The E-Class Saloon owes these impressive results primarily to the combination of its high-strength passenger safety cell with highly effective restraint systems and the large number of driver assistance systems on board. Standard features include Active Brake Assist, for example. It is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide assistance with emergency braking and also brake the vehicle autonomously if necessary.

As an option, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side is also available for the E-Class for the first time. On detecting an imminent side impact, this new subsystem is able to move the driver or front passenger sideways away from the danger zone as a preventive measure, thus creating a sort of virtual crumple zone for the side of the vehicle. Also new is the standard-fit PRE-SAFE® Sound system. Immediately prior to a collision, it is able to trigger a natural protective reflex in the ear and thus prepare the occupants for the noise of the accident in order to reduce potential damage to their hearing.

The standard-fit Active Brake Assist is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide support with emergency braking and if necessary brake the vehicle autonomously.
The active bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon W 213 is raised 80 millimetres during an impact, thus providing additional deformation space.

Protection for vulnerable road users.

Mercedes-Benz takes the protection of more vulnerable road users such as children very seriously. This also applies to pedestrians and cyclists. The E-Class Saloon features an active bonnet which can be raised 80 millimetres during an impact to provide additional deformation space. In addition, Active Brake Assist is not only able to recognise slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, but also pedestrians crossing in the danger zone in front of the vehicle and can brake autonomously to prevent a collision with a pedestrian.

Protection for vulnerable road users.

Mercedes-Benz takes the protection of more vulnerable road users such as children very seriously. This also applies to pedestrians and cyclists. The E-Class Saloon features an active bonnet which can be raised 80 millimetres during an impact to provide additional deformation space. In addition, Active Brake Assist is not only able to recognise slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles, but also pedestrians crossing in the danger zone in front of the vehicle and can brake autonomously to prevent a collision with a pedestrian.

The active bonnet of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon W 213 is raised 80 millimetres during an impact, thus providing additional deformation space.

Holistic safety philosophy.

The E-Class Saloon’s success in the Euro NCAP rating is the result of Mercedes‑Benz’ holistic safety philosophy. Instead of focusing solely on rating requirements, the company uses findings from its own accident research to develop internal test standards and test criteria that go beyond what is required by law.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon (W 213): Thorax-Pelvis-Sidebag and PRE-SAFE Impulse Side.

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