Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives top marks in US safety test

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

The esteemed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the US has specified the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as one of its Top Safety Picks for 2009, which is the most excellent reason to buy in terms of protection. The C-Class attained good ratings in every safety criteria which were evaluated.

Annually, the specialists at the IIHS review the latest vehicle versions in keeping with strict safety criteria, thus offering an essential means to aid customers make an intelligent choice. In the most current evaluations, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was exposed to crash tests of both the front and side.

The safety experts in the US also assessed protection against injuries to the neck during impacts from the back. C-Class was given very high ratings for all three criteria.

This review attests that the C-Class safety design, enhanced according to the in-depth study of true to life mishaps, also performs outstandingly well in standardized rating crash tests.

Equipped with seven airbags, belt tensioners, belt force limiters and NECK PRO crash-responsive head restraints installed as typical, the Saloon provides its passengers a tremendously high level of safety in the event of an accident.

The structure of the vehicle's body has been developed to guarantee that, in a frontal collision, the collision forces are dispersed over a broad area and on four separately acting impact levels, denoting that the passenger area remains basically free from damage.

An estimated 70 percent of all the bodyshell panels are made from high-tech, extra-tough steel alloys that reduce weight and boost safety.

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