2017 Mercedes E-Class Crash Test - Better than five stars

The E-Class's occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and assistance systems have been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The Saloon was a particularly deserving recipient of this top rating since in the crash tests in all four categories it significantly outperformed the standard required by Euro NCAP in order to attain the top score of five stars.

Category: Result E-Class Five-star cut-off
Occupant safety: 95.00% 80.00%
Child safety: 90.00% 75.00%
Pedestrian protection: 77.00% 60.00%
Assistance systems: 62.00% 50.00%

The E-Class Saloon also achieved two Euro NCAP "Advanced" awards for PRE‑SAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST – both awards go beyond the star rating and underline particular safety innovations.

The E-Class Saloon owes these impressive results primarily to the combination of its high-strength passenger safety cell with highly effective restraint systems and the large number of driver assistance systems on board. Active Brake Assist, for example, is a standard feature. It is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide support with emergency braking and, if necessary, apply the brakes autonomously. Likewise included as standard are ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, and Crosswind Assist.

Other driver assistance systems are available as an option, including DRIVE PILOT, which marks a further milestone on the road to automated driving, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function. Some of these optional systems, however, have not yet been taken into consideration in the Euro NCAP assessment.

Active and passive safety are intelligently combined with the PRE-SAFE® system, which is able to recognise critical situations on the road and, where there is the threat of an accident, trigger preventive measures to protect the occupants. PRE‑SAFE® Impulse Side is available as an option for the E-Class for the first time. If it detects the immediate threat of a lateral collision, this new subsystem is able to move the driver or front passenger away from the danger zone as a preventive measure, effectively creating a virtual crumple zone for the side of the vehicle. Another new feature is the standard PRE-SAFE® Sound system. Immediately before a collision it can trigger a natural protective reflex in the ear, preparing the occupants for the noise of the accident in order to reduce potential damage to their hearing.

Mercedes-Benz takes the protection of more vulnerable road users such as children very seriously. This also applies to pedestrians and cyclists. The E-Class Saloon features an active bonnet which can be raised 80 millimetres during an impact to provide additional deformation space. In addition Active Brake Assist is not only able to recognise slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles but also pedestrians crossing in the danger zone in front of the vehicle and can brake autonomously to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. With features such as these, the E-Class's impressive pedestrian protection standards far exceed statutory requirements.

The E-Class Saloon's success in the Euro NCAP rating is the result of Mercedes‑Benz's holistic safety philosophy. Instead of focusing solely on rating requirements, the company uses findings from its own accident research to develop internal test standards and test criteria that go beyond what is required by law.


    • Adameisonariamisisin Kaminsguy
      Adameisonariamisisin Kaminsguy

      The driver side door isnt even screwed up. Thats a real safe car

      about 7 days ago
    • Frank Davignon
      Frank Davignon

      why does the passenger side airbag go off before the drivers?

      about 12 days ago
    • Gianni Van den Bosch
      Gianni Van den Bosch

      A lot of companies would’ve put music over this, thank you for not doing so. Without music its way better since you can feel the realness

      about 13 days ago
    • BMW E46 ///M
      BMW E46 ///M

      12:46 - Driver dummy's neck snaps from the twisting motion.

      about 15 days ago
    • Sally Fischer
      Sally Fischer

      08:50 leftside back direction indicator fail- no Mercedes Quality ;-)

      about 19 days ago
    • shafiqul islam
      shafiqul islam

      Good car

      about 1 month ago
    • Максим Великопольський
      Максим Великопольський


      about 1 month ago
    • Sandeep Pannu
      Sandeep Pannu

      Side curtain airbag availability can only prove more than 5 star. Driver head going out of window is not a welcome thing in crash tests

      about 1 month ago
    • Vicky Noneya
      Vicky Noneya

      Swwweeeetttt! Clean up on aisle 4!

      about 1 month ago
    • Exilicy


      about 1 month ago
    • hassan malik
      hassan malik

      Its s class

      about 1 month ago
    • tee

      I have an E class. It costs a TON to get repaired after a crash but the accident left me not feeling a thing.

      about 1 month ago
    • tee

      Crash dummies of color :)

      about 1 month ago
    • sreejith Narendran
      sreejith Narendran

      They are very concious about the passangers of the car on road,. But they are notatall following the safety measures during these process. Atleast no safety hats, during lifting those equipments/things.
      is this also a safety violation, right !!??😜

      about 1 month ago
    • Worldpro 250
      Worldpro 250

      If I had 100 grand...

      about 2 months ago
    • Wellaz Vambe
      Wellaz Vambe

      but why does the seat belt allow so much movement especially the passenger all the way to the dash???

      about 2 months ago
    • Death soul
      Death soul

      Missing side air baG

      about 2 months ago
    • Vegas Channel
      Vegas Channel

      Crash speed????

      about 2 months ago
    • كلام في الصميم
      كلام في الصميم

      لا احب السيارات الالمانية

      about 2 months ago
    • Adomas Stoskus
      Adomas Stoskus

      I survived car crash a bit worst then this in a 2011 e class a week ago my nose is broken shoulder dislocated few tiny cuts and bumps here and there im really thankfull to people who put in the work making these cars so safe keep up the good work i will defo buy Mercedes for my next car it is worth it not even talking about how nice looking they are.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kiran murali
      Kiran murali

      Drive Benz Escape death from Accidents

      about 2 months ago
    • ccmyharley d
      ccmyharley d

      SPEED OF IMPACT ???????  How fast was the impact 5 middle fingers for staged results.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ren Rojas
      Ren Rojas

      The only thing i did not like was that there was no side curtain airbags that were deployed at impact on driver side. Ive watched other crash videos and most all of them the driver side curtain airbags deploy for the safety of the driver.

      about 2 months ago
    • jack meoff
      jack meoff

      I want my undercarriage to look like that

      about 2 months ago
    • Toolshed76

      I have my gripes with MB, but they definitely do make some of the safest cars in the world.

      about 2 months ago
    • EmGaWaKa™

      Five stars

      about 3 months ago
    • Claudio Il Texano
      Claudio Il Texano

      Newest crash tests are more offset than that

      about 3 months ago
    • mattikaki

      All same year Volvos are better.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jay Ko
      Jay Ko

      I have a Mercedes-Benz

      about 3 months ago
    • Molossus

      I think this is a C class.

      about 3 months ago