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.


    • SoundeRMax

      Volvo xc90/60
      Tesla Model S/x/3
      Mercedes Benz e class

      about 2 hours ago
    • oikz

      Sekelas mercy...air bag only 2 ???

      about 2 days ago
    • Toni Ribera
      Toni Ribera

      The best or nothing.

      about 4 days ago
    • Rama Soni
      Rama Soni

      people who dislike are bmw and Audi driver

      about 9 days ago
    • jack larkson
      jack larkson

      VOLVO is the best when it comes to safety and stay the best.
      also why didnt curtain airbag didnt deploy?

      about 16 days ago
    • Gokhanilikci

      Tamam mercedessin özelsin kalitelisin de esp teknolojin bi sike yaramaz.

      about 24 days ago
    • iToxiq

      this is the most cinematic crash test ever

      about 25 days ago
    • Garry gagan
      Garry gagan

      That is reason i love mercedes

      about 1 month ago
    • jumbo schreiner
      jumbo schreiner

      My heart😭😭😭

      about 1 month ago
    • PfhUkJiu101

      Should have filmed that with higher fps rate for more fluent slomo.

      about 1 month ago
    • Svetoslav Dushkov
      Svetoslav Dushkov

      Idk the purpose of that blue thing but i think it took some of the impact actually.

      about 1 month ago
    • Catailn Hulpan
      Catailn Hulpan

      the volvo is bether

      about 1 month ago
    • Iraq Eagle
      Iraq Eagle

      The moment a Mercedes car collided a hair that my heart had stopped because the German cars were a treasure and a ruse that it was so unfortunate to crash

      about 1 month ago
    • Amanda Carr
      Amanda Carr

      is crash

      about 1 month ago
    • Thecarkid 11
      Thecarkid 11

      They’re wrecking a Mercedes-Benz for a test, meanwhile, I’m over here dreading the amount of time I have left until I can drive an OK car. Dang... life’s not fair!

      Lol, just kidding (not really), glad to see that the car is safe.

      about 2 months ago
    • UCK _Wreakz fan
      UCK _Wreakz fan

      I own E class.. I crashed 2 times, this car is really amaizing strong and safe.

      about 2 months ago
    • Arsh Guraya
      Arsh Guraya

      Mercedes Benz was in slow speed so not crash

      about 2 months ago
    • Enthalpia Entropia
      Enthalpia Entropia In reply to Arsh Guraya

      You are right in slow speed it's not realistic...!

      about 21 day ago
    • fier amsterdam
      fier amsterdam

      Amazin cars.

      about 2 months ago
    • aaa Add
      aaa Add

      Try to make mercedes like you use to 25 years ago..
      Not after 3 years.. .you have to change it..
      They Are how made with 300 clips... avem wheels are almowst fixed with clips

      about 2 months ago
    • jan Kowalski
      jan Kowalski

      I can't believe that they are using these pink chains wrong

      about 2 months ago
    • Frank Davignon
      Frank Davignon

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

      about 3 months 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 3 months ago
    • BMW E46 ///M
      BMW E46 ///M

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Sally Fischer
      Sally Fischer

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

      about 3 months ago
    • S.N.M Sojoy fun v.d o 4
      S.N.M Sojoy fun v.d o 4

      Good car

      about 4 months ago
    • Максим Великопольський
      Максим Великопольський


      about 4 months 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 4 months ago
    • Vicky Noneya
      Vicky Noneya

      Swwweeeetttt! Clean up on aisle 4!

      about 4 months ago
    • Zeixida


      about 4 months ago
    • hassan malik
      hassan malik

      Its s class

      about 4 months ago