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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 09/11/2016

The fifth generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been awarded the five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP for its superb security for both passengers and pedestrians.

The large saloon is both stylish and safe, as proved by these tests, and this current version that was introduced this year offers plenty besides. With an Adult Occupant rating of 95 per cent and a Child Occupant score of 90 per cent, it was a very high scorer for passengers and the driver, whilst the pedestrian score was a respectable 77 per cent, thanks in part to the active bonnet that reacts to the impact of the pedestrian to avoid further injury on the engine unit.

Also coming with a safety assist score of 62 per cent, it scored well on the technological features front. Fitted with a Speedtronic cruise control system and active braking, the car can assist you at speed.

Active brake assist with forward collision warning is set on from purchase, helping the car to prevent hitting objects and people at slow speed, and the newly introduced lane assist system helps you to maintain your position on the road at higher speeds.

To ensure safety at high speeds also, the Drive Pilot system can also detect speed limits from signs and also adapt to your navigational needs. Evasive active steering can also be fitted, meaning you can avoid a pedestrian if needed.

All of these features help to make the E-Class a superb option in the mid-size saloon sector, and for more information on the model, contact your nearest Inchcape Mercedes-Benz Centre.

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