New Mercedes-Benz C-Class earns five-star ANCAP rating

The new-technology Mercedes-Benz C-Course has, unsurprisingly, been awarded the maximum five-star crash score from Australian safety tester ANCAP.

The two variants of the ‘W206’ collection C-Class on sale – the C200 and C300 petrol four-cylinder sedans – received comprehensive marks, based on assessments executed by sister organisation Euro NCAP.

The C-Course is the initial Mercedes-Benz model to be examined against ANCAP’s newest and most stringent 2020-2022 protocols.

The sub-scores are 91 per cent for adult occupants, 90 per cent for child occupants, 80 per cent for vulnerable street customers, and 84 per cent for security aid.

Total details had been scored for both equally the driver and rear passenger (feminine dummies) in the complete-width frontal check – building the C-Course the only motor vehicle to obtain this comprehensive score in opposition to 2020-2022 conditions.

“Good amounts of performance” ended up recorded in all autonomous emergency braking (AEB) automobile-to-car examination eventualities, which include the ability of the C-Class to stay clear of or mitigate a collision when turning throughout the path of an oncoming car or truck.

“Adequate performance” was revealed in assessments of its pedestrian-detecting AEB program

“Today’s outcomes show that types across a range of marketplace segments, manufacturers and powertrains can continue to achieve the optimum amounts of security for Australian and New Zealand customers,” mentioned ANCAP chief government Carla Hoorweg.

Standard C200 safety products incorporates:

  • 10 airbags such as a centre-front airbag
  • AEB with pedestrian/bicycle owner detection
  • Encompass-perspective digicam
  • Entrance and rear parking sensors (and Active Parking Guide)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver notice monitoring
  • Lane-maintain assist (steering aid)
  • Blind-spot monitoring w/ Exit Warning purpose
  • Lively bonnet
  • Pace Limit support

The Driving Support Package As well as standard on the C300 adds:

  • AEB junction help
  • Adaptive cruise control with end/go
  • Blind-location aid
  • Lane-change aid
  • Lane-subsequent support
  • Evasive steering guide
  • Side-impact anticipation and safety process
  • Targeted traffic indicator support

A lot more: Everything Mercedes-Benz C-Class