The integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:
Virtually no other area inspires Mercedes-Benz engineers more than researching new safety technologies. They passed their first key safety milestone as early as the 1950s with the development of the passenger safety cell, invented by Béla Barényi. Today it is one of numerous elements of an integrated safety concept that edges Mercedes-Benz vehicles closer to our vision of accident-free driving.
All variants of the B-Class have been awarded the highest Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating of 5 stars. The ANCAP safety rating provides consumers with independent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles under specific crash scenarios. ANCAP awards ratings based on a star system – the more starts the safer the car with the highest possible safety rating of 5 stars. The ANCAP test result for B-Class was an overall score of 36.78 out of a possible 37 and an awarding of the top ANCAP 5 star rating.
Contributing to this result is the long list of innovative Safety Assist Technologies (SAT) that have been incorporated into this model including a radar-based collision warning system and brake assist – both standard. Additional active SATs such as Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist are also available as an optional extra.
The majority of accidents start long before the actual collision: with a lapse in concentration, poor visibility or hazards which cannot be anticipated. That's why the Mercedes-Benz safety concept employs a range of measures to support safe driving in everyday operation and to help you bring critical situations under control.
Cars from Mercedes-Benz have a host of safety systems to prevent accidents. Should the worst come to the worst, however, a number of occupant safety measures can be activated. They include protection for the vehicle occupants as well as for other road users.
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