Mercedes-Benz C-Class passes crash test
Dubai, January 19, 2008
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class has become one of the safest cars on the market having passed the European NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests with flying colours.
“This result is confirmation that the C-Class safety concept, optimised based on the analysis of real-life accidents, also performs extremely well in standardised rating crash tests,” said director, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Middle East and Levant, Frank Bernthaler.
With seven airbags, seat-belt tensioners, belt-force limiters and NECK PRO crash-responsive head restraints fitted as standard, the Saloon offers its occupants an extremely high level of protection should an accident occur.
The body structure has been designed to ensure that, in the event of a frontal collision, the impact forces are distributed over a wide area and on four independently acting impact levels, meaning that the passenger cell remains largely unscathed.
Standard-fit systems such as ESP® and Brake Assist aid drivers at critical moments and help them to remain fully in control should a dangerous situation arise. In addition, Brake Assist also helps to reduce the number of accidents involving pedestrians.
Available as an optional extra, this Mercedes-Benz innovation uses the time between detection of a potential accident situation and a possible collision to initiate preventive protective measures, thus reducing the loads exerted on the occupants in the event of an accident by up to 40 per cent. – TradeArabia News Service
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