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Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Safety

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

Phase 1: safe driving

DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control (optional)[1]

Adaptive brake light, flashing

Active Parking Assist, including PARKTRONIC (optional)


Brake Assist (BAS)

ADAPTIVE BRAKE braking system

Electronic Stability Program ESP®

Headlamp Assist (automatic headlamp activation)

Intelligent Light System (optional)

COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST collision warning system

Tyre pressure loss warning system

Lane Keeping Assist (optional)[2]

Blind Spot Assist (optional)[2]

Phase 2: in critical situations

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system (optional)

Phase 3: in an accident

Airbags for driver and front passenger

Automatic child seat recognition (optional)

ISOFIX child seat anchorage with TopTether fastening points

Kneebag for driver

Sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined thorax/pelvis bags)

Sidebags in the rear, left and right (optional)

Windowbags for driver and front passenger

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. Assisting emergency services after an accident is an important part of the safety philosophy of Mercedes-Benz.

  • Best possible 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.
  • Making escape easier: the door locking mechanism can be automatically released.
  • Measures to aid rescue: integral crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
  • Helpful connection: in the event of an accident or breakdown, automatic contact with an emergency centre can be established via the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (part of the COMAND Online multimedia system) (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone):

[1] Only available in conjunction with the 7G-DCT 7-gear dual clutch transmission[2] Part of the optional Lane Tracking package.



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