April 14, 2005


Mercedes-Benz E-Class rated safest car in U.S.

Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz reports that after extensive collision analysis, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has concluded that the E-Class offers the best occupant safety of all passenger cars registered in the United States.

Between 2000 and 2003, the IIHS examined how many drivers were killed in road collisions; the E-Class obtained the best results of all models examined, accounting for ten fatal collisions a year for every million vehicles registered. The comparable average figure for all passenger cars is almost nine times higher than the E-Class.

As well, the S-Class rated the safest car in the “Luxury Class, very large” category.

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