Safety - at the heart of all our thinking

The Integral Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:

Phase 1: safe driving

Phase 2: in critical situations

Phase 3: in an accident

Phase 4: after an accident

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the accident:

  • Better protection: the engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Eye-catching lighting: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of accidents and help locate the car.
  • Better rescue possibilities: The door locking mechanism can be automatically released. In addition, crash joints are integrated between the fender and the door, which facilitate opening the doors after a front-end collision.
  • Helpful connection: in the event of an accident or breakdown the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone) can automatically contact an emergency call centre.

[1] Only in conjunction with the 7G-DCT 7-gear dual clutch transmission.[2] Component of the Intelligent Light System.

[3] A component of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system.

[4] Available as an individual option or as part of the optional Lane Tracking package.