Safety – the focus of all considerations

The Integral Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:

Phase 1: safe driving

Phase 2: in critical situations

Phase 3: in an accident

Phase 4: after an accident

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the impact registered by the system:

  • Best possible protection: the engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Eye-catching lighting: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of secondary accidents and help locate the car.
  • Automatic ventilation: if an airbag deploys, the power windows are lowered automatically.
  • Easy opening: after an accident the doors are unlocked automatically to make it easier for the occupants or rescue workers to open the doors.
  • Measures to aid rescue: integral crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
  • Helpful connection: in the event of an accident or breakdown the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone) can automatically contact an emergency call centre.

[1] Part of the optional Driving Assistance Plus package.

[2] Component of the Intelligent Light System.

[3] Only available in conjunction with the optional 12-button luxury multifunction steering wheel.

[4] Standard equipment for C 350.

[5] Component of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system.

[6] Available as part of the optional Lane Tracking package and as an individual optional extra.

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