2016/2017 Mercedes E-Class - Crash Test
Euro NCAP Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the Full Width test, 100% of the width of the car impacts a rigid barrier at 50 Km/h. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 32 km/h into a rigid pole.by NCAP2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class SafetyThere's no crash-test data yet, but the E-Class has some of the most advanced safety options available anywhere.All versions get the usual airbags, stability control, and Bluetooth—but it's frustrating to have to pay another grand to add a rearview camera to what's already at least a $53,000 purchase.Other standard safety features include the coffee-cup warnings of Attention Assist, and forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. The E-Class also can inflate a seat bolster in an accident, shoving the passenger almost 3 inches farther away from a potential point of impact.It's the Driver Assistance suite of features that sets the new E-Class further down the path to autonomous driving. Adaptive cruise control can now follow, stop, and accelerate to follow a car ahead at speeds of up to 130 mph; the so-called Drive Pilot is claimed to do a better job of following the road ahead even when lanes aren't clearly market, at speeds of up to 81 mph. The E-Class will also change lanes for the driver once the turn signal has been activated for two seconds.The automatic-braking and steering features of the E-Class have been expanded to operate at higher speeds, or even to apply the brakes if the driver doesn't recognize the approach of cross-traffic. And finally, the car will add torque to the steering system when it detects a driver making evasive maneuvers.Other new functions spun off of this technology include the ability to park the car, and move it out of a parking space, solely through a smartphone app.Many of those bits are only offered in an option package that costs more than $11,000—but rear-seat belt and side airbags are a relative bargain, at about $1,000.Read More interior New 2016"SUBSCRIBE NOW"