November 27, 2002


2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class receives five stars in European crash test

2003 Mercedes E-class
Mercedes-Benz E320. Photo by Laurance Yap.
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Stuttgart, Germany – The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been awarded five stars by the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) organisation – the highest mark that can be given in this crash test and one which only very few cars in the world have achieved.

The car’s standard safety equipment includes adaptive airbags for driver and front-seat passenger that deploy in two stages depending upon the severity of the accident, side and windowbags, belt pretensioners, two-stage belt force limiters and automatic child seat recognition.

In addition to the E-Class, two other Mercedes models did well in the tests: the M-Class Off-roader and the Vaneo compact van. Both were awarded four stars, a very good result in these vehicle classes.

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