The new generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Surprisingly, the highest five-star crash rating from an Australian security tester ANCAP.
Two variants of the C-Class in the ‘W206’ series are being sold – the C200 and C300 petrol four-cylinder sedans – received full marks based on tests conducted by sister company Euro NCAP.
The C-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be tested against ANCAP’s latest and most stringent 2020-2022 protocol.
Sub-scores are 91 percent for adults, 90 percent for children, 80 percent for at-risk road users and 84 percent for safety assistance.
The full-width front test scored full points for both the driver and the rear passenger (female dummy) – making the C-Class the only vehicle to achieve this full score against the 2020-2022 criteria.
All Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) vehicle-to-car test conditions recorded “good levels of performance,” including the C-Class’s ability to avoid or mitigate collisions when turning on the side of an oncoming vehicle.
Tests on the pedestrian-identifying AEB system have shown “adequate performance”
“Today’s results show that models across different segments of the market, brands and powertrains can achieve the highest level of security for Australian and New Zealand customers,” said Carla Hurweg, ANCAP chief executive.
The standard C200 safety equipment includes:
- 10 airbags with a center-front airbag
- AEB with pedestrian / cyclist identification
- Around-view camera
- Front and rear parking sensors (and active parking support)
- Adaptive cruise control
- Driver attention monitoring
- Lane-Keep Assist (Steering Assist)
- Blind-spot monitoring w / exit warning function
- Active bonnet
- Speed limit support
The C300 adds the Driving Assistance Package Plus standard:
- AEB Junction Support
- Adaptive cruise control with stop / go
- Blind-spot support
- Lane-change assistance
- Lane-follower assistance
- Avasive steering support
- Expect side effects and safety measures
- Traffic sign support
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