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IIHS Gives the 2014 Mercedes E-Class a Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Mercedes-Benz is not only a brand known for providing customers with elegant, comfortable, technologically-advanced and high-performance vehicles, it is also praised for its top-of-the-line standards when it comes to safety. Recently, the marque’s 2014 Mercedes E-Class was tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As expected, the results were nothing short of impressive. In fact, the vehicle even gained the Top Safety Pick+ rating. It should be noted that the 2014 Mercedes E-Class is the second vehicle from the brand to earn such distinction. The first to get the Top Safety Pick+ designation was the M-Class last year. The IIHS said that only vehicles that carry a 2014 model are considered for… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Spoke About the Poor Crash Rating of the new Mercedes C-Class

A new frontal crash test was developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and most luxury cars; including Mercedes-Benz did not get a good grade. According to CBS News, the test is designed to simulate what happened in a collision with a car, a pole or tree. At 40 miles per hour and at 25% of car’s front end, the cars are bumped into a barrier. In this test, only 3 out of 11 cars got a good grade while Mercedes earned poor score. Mercedes-Benz head of Accident Research, Dirk Ockel, spoke to Spiegel about the issue and he said, “The test does not correspond to the real accident,… Continue Reading »


The B-Class, M-Class and C-Class Coupe Passed the NCAP Crash Test

Mercedes-Benz’ new car models, the B-, M- and C-Class Coupe were awarded the best in the crash test based on the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Both the B- and the M- Class are the best in their categories while the C-Class Coupe got the prime rating of five stars for outstanding occupant protection. Other Mercedes’ innovations were also given awards. The PRE-SAFE system, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST and ATTENTION ASSIST were recognized because of their benefits and the safety it can bring to riders or owners. Ulrich Mellinghoff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Safety Development said, “The Euro NCAP awards are a striking recognition of the safety level of our vehicles,… Continue Reading »


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