Third brake light featuring LED technology
3-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP®
3-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) permits the driver to adapt ESP® to the respective driving style depending on the situation. It reduces the danger of skidding and thus increases driving safety. Three individual control strategies are available: With the ESP® switch the driver can choose between "ESP® ON", "ESP® Sport Handling Mode" and "ESP® OFF" modes.
AMG 3-point seat belts, silver-coloured
ADAPTIVE BRAKE with HOLD function, dry braking in the wet and hill start assist
The standard-fit ADAPTIVE BRAKE system improves ride comfort and safety by helping to perform critical braking manoeuvres more safely with the basic function of the ABS anti-lock braking system, while convenience functions support the driver in everyday driving situations.
- Supportive HOLD function: the ADAPTIVE BRAKE system's HOLD function, which is activated by briefly depressing the brake pedal, prevents unintentional rolling when stopped at a traffic light or in stop-and-go traffic.
- Extra help: The Hill-Start Assist function prevents the vehicle from rolling back unexpectedly on inclines when moving from the brake to the accelerator pedal.
- Braking effect with no delay: The "brake drying" function removes the film of water that forms on the brake discs in wet conditions.
- For an even quicker response: With the "Priming" option, the brake linings on the brake discs are primed as soon as the driver takes his foot off the accelerator quickly.
Adaptive brake lights, flashing
Improved perceptual safety and shorter reaction times for drivers in vehicles following behind: The adaptive brake light can make a significant contribution towards preventing rear-end collisions by indicating to following traffic that an emergency braking manoeuvre is taking place.
If the driver brakes or makes an emergency stop from a speed greater than 50 km/h, the brake lights flash in order to warn following traffic. If the vehicle comes to a stop from a speed greater than 70 km/h, the hazard warning lamps are switched on automatically.
Airbags for driver and front passenger
The airbags for the driver and passenger provide protection for the upper body in a collision, and also afford additional stability to the entire body. They are thus able to mitigate the severity of injuries sustained in an accident. If the crash sensors detect a collision of a certain strength, the airbags are deployed.
The gas generators of both airbags work in two stages. Both stages are activated depending, amongst other factors, on the braking force registered. Depending on the predicted severity of the impact, the first stage of the gas generator is initially activated and the airbag only partially filled. If a higher severity of impact is predicted, the second stage of the gas generator is activated after a slight delay and the airbag is completely filled.
The active bonnet can reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians and cyclists. If the system registers a collision, the rear section of the bonnet shoots up by approximately five centimetres by means of pyrotechnics.This produces additional deformation space to absorb the impact of the pedestrian's chest at an earlier moment.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) enhances driving safety, especially when braking for hazards. During hard braking the anti-lock braking system reduces wheel lock-up by modulating the braking pressure of the individual wheels. This ensures that the vehicle remains directionally stable and steerable while maintaining maximum braking power. In other words: ABS allows the driver to brake and steer simultaneously – allowing precise evasive manoeuvring – in order to avoid an accident.
Acceleration skid control (ASR)
The acceleration skid control (ASR) system ensures that the wheels do not spin when accelerating. Especially when moving off on snow, ice and gravel, the acceleration skid control FEATURE prevents individual wheels from spinning and the vehicle from swerving to the side.
The system uses speed sensors to monitor the slip characteristics of the wheels. If the system senses a wheel is starting to spin, the acceleration skid control corrects the wheel speed by braking and intervening in the engine management system, thus reducing wheel slip and wheel spin.
The ATTENTION ASSIST function is particularly helpful on long journeys and when driving at night; the system warns the driver if it detects signs of failing attention and increasing weariness.
At speeds of between 80 and 180 km/h, ATTENTION ASSIST warns the driver visually and audibly as soon as it registers any signs of drowsiness or inattention. The background: sensors analyse driving behaviour and can detect any changes compared with the previously determined individual driver profile.
Outside temperature display
BAS Brake Assist system with brake force boost upon detection of emergency stop
Brake Assist (BAS) can protect against the risk of accidents. The system can recognise emergency braking from the speed at which the braking pedal is depressed and can automatically supply full braking power.
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) then meters the braking power up to the slip threshold, which is how steering control is maintained. Once the driver releases the brake pedal, automatic brake boosting is immediately terminated.
Brake pad wear indicator warning lamp for front axle brakes
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
Too low a following distance between vehicles is the main cause of severe accidents. The radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST collision warning system can enhance safety and driving comfort by warning the driver of following too closely and can support the driver's braking when it detects danger.
In the speed range between 7 and 250 km/h the system can detect if the safety distance between its own vehicle and objects travelling ahead is too low. When the system detects the danger of a rear-end collision it can emit a visual and acoustic warning to the driver.
If the system detects a danger and the driver applies the brakes at the same time, Adaptive Brake Assist can intervene for good measure: It then provides precisely the right amount of brake pressure that is needed ideally to avoid an impending collision. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST is an innovative component of the Integral Safety Concept of Mercedes-Benz.
Electronic Stability Program ESP®
In critical situations, the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) can help to stabilise the vehicle by applying a braking force to individual wheels, and adjusting engine output. By carrying out targeted braking interventions at individual wheels ESP® can prevent both over- and understeer, thus enhancing handling safety.
If ESP® detects a critical situation, it applies the brakes in a targeted manner to one or more wheels according to the situation. Should the system consider it necessary, it will also make an automatic adjustment to engine torque. In this way ESP® helps the driver to stabilise the vehicle within the laws of physics – particularly when cornering and during sudden evasive manoeuvres.
- Central feature: The yaw-rate sensor continuously monitors vehicle movement around its vertical axis and compares the actual values measured with the optimum desired value based on the driver's steering movements and the vehicle's speed. As soon as the vehicle deviates from the ideal line, ESP® intervenes to counteract any swerving movements if and as they occur.
- All the traction all the time: the integrated ASR traction control system additionally controls wheel slip when accelerating with interventions in the engine management system.
- Enhanced safety: ABS as an integral component of ESP® helps to prevent the wheels from locking and to maintain their steering function.
- Reliable basic functions: ESP® thus now adds to the Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and Acceleration skid control (ASR) systems, a new handling stability assist system.
The headlamp assist system reduces the strain on the driver by automatically switching on low-beam headlamps, tail lamps and number plate illumination when it gets dark outside. The assistance system also performs this task when it's raining or snowing by electronically detecting the cycles of the windscreen wipers.
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and screen wash
Pedal-operated parking brake
Belt status display for rear
Tail lights with LED technology
The LED tail lights create an unmistakable night-time light signature. All light functions feature LED technology, some with LED fibre optics. The LEDs can be made to shine with different intensities in specific areas of the tail light cluster, depending on their lighting function. The cover glasses of the lamps are in red and white.
ISOFIX anchorage system in the rear and TopTether securing points on back of rear-seat backrest
The ISOFIX child seat attachment points are designed for child seats that use the ISOFIX attachment system. The ease with which this system allows child seats to be secured lowers the risk of their incorrect attachment.
A further belt can be attached to each of the additional Top Tether attachment points, which prevents the child seat from tipping forward and therefore makes the child seat attachment system even more stable.
Childproof locks, manually operated on the rear doors, and power windows in the rear
The childproof locks can be used to prevent the doors and windows from being opened in the rear. They are set manually for the rear doors and electrically for the power windows.
The kneebag installed as standard on the driver’s side helps to protect the legs during impact and also stabilises the entire body. It can thus help mitigate the potential severity of injuries sustained in an accident. If the crash sensors detect a collision of a certain intensity, the kneebag is deployed.
5 adjustable head restraints, crash-responsive NECK-PRO® head restraints in front, 3 manually height-adjustable head restraints in rear
Activated in the event of a relevant rear-end collision, NECK-PRO head restraints for driver and front passenger can reduce the risk of sustaining a whiplash injury.
If a collision occurs, they ensure that the head receives support and the load on the spine is reduced at an earlier stage by employing a spring mechanism to move the head restraints forwards and upwards. After their deployment the head restraints can be returned to their original position by hand. In the vehicle rear, three manually-adjustable soft-padded head restraints ensure the required comfort. To allow better view when manoeuvring, the driver and front-passenger head restraints can be lowered at the touch of a button.
The STEER CONTROL assistance system can boost safety by providing corrective intervention in the event of oversteering and braking manoeuvres on different road surfaces.
The ESP® control module calculates the additional steering torque required in every situation. The electric power assistance system (EPS) then executes the corresponding steering command. If the vehicle begins to skid, a perceptible impulse in the steering wheel helps the driver to countersteer in the correct direction.
Automatic headlamp range adjustment
The headlamp beam control adjusts the light cones of the headlamps to the vehicle’s pitch (pitch angle). In this way the lighting of the road ahead is always optimal for the driver, and oncoming road users and vehicles travelling ahead are not dazzled.
Pelvisbags for driver and front passenger
The pelvisbags for the driver and front passenger provide protection for the pelvic region and hip in a collision. They are thus able to mitigate the severity of injuries sustained in an accident. If the crash sensors detect a relevant side collision, the pelvisbag is deployed.
The pelvisbag is deployed in the space between the front-seat occupants’ pelvic region and the door panelling. The pelvisbag then braces itself against the impact area, pushing the occupant’s pelvic region away from the door panelling at a very early stage of the collision.
PRE-SAFE® system with reversible belt tensioners for driver and front passenger seats, side window closing function
The preventive PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system can recognise critical driving situations and, if necessary, pre-emptively activate reversible safety systems to help reduce the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
This is based on PRE-SAFE® continuously monitoring sensor data from systems such as BAS and identifying driving situations such as oversteer/understeer and emergency stops.
If the typical characteristics of a critical driving situation are identified, safety systems can respond within a fraction of a second. The electronic belt tensioners are activated, the electrically adjustable front-passenger seat is moved to a more favourable position (only in conjunction with Memory Package) while the side windows and the panoramic sliding sunroof (option) are closed automatically.
Tyre pressure loss warning system
The tyre pressure loss warning system can promptly inform the driver when it recognises an uneven drop in pressure in the individual tyres, which helps to prevent accidents. The system monitors the rotational speed of the individual wheels and can deduce significant losses in pressure based on any changes in speed. The warning is provided via a display in the instrument cluster.
ASSYST PLUS service interval indicator with service computer
3-point seat belts incl. manual seat belt height adjustment, autom. comfort function, belt force limiters and belt tensioners for driver and front passenger
Sidebags for driver and front passenger
The driver and co-driver sidebags provide lateral protection for the occupants' bodies in a side-on collision, and also afford additional stability to the entire body. Consequently they can mitigate the severity of injuries sustained in an accident.
They are triggered when the central control unit and the side satellite sensors register acceleration or deceleration forces acting on the vehicle in excess of a certain threshold. The sidebags deploy at chest height between the vehicle side and the occupant.
Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
Relaxed, fatigue-proof increased ride comfort and fuel-saving driving, in particular on long journeys. The cruise control function allows the driver to set a desired cruising speed. The integrated variable speed limiter (SPEEDTRONIC) enables the driver to set a desired maximum speed, for example when limits are in force or in 30 km/h zones.
The speed limit is selected in increments of one or ten km/h up to the top speed with the control lever, and is displayed in the instrument cluster. If the preset limit is exceeded, e.g. on downhill stretches, the system automatically shifts down a gear (vehicles with automatic transmission) and carries out a partial brake application.However, if the braking effect is not sufficient, a warning tone alerts the driver to apply the service brake, too, in order to observe the desired speed limit.
The variable speed limiter function is an additional function to the familiar cruise-control functions, and can be activated using the cruise control lever. A yellow LED light on the switch and a symbol in the instrument cluster indicate that cruise control mode is turned off and Speed Limit Assist is activated. The speed limiter function is switched off by returning the lever to cruise-control mode, by flicking it to the "OFF" position or by kickdown.
TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
The TIREFIT tyre sealant enables the vehicle to continue driving after suffering a puncture. The sealant is pumped into the flat tyres using an electric air pump, seals holes in the tyres and allows the vehicle to continue on its way to the nearest workshop.
First aid kit in front-passenger door
Warning buzzer and warning indicator in instrument cluster if front seat belts are not fastened, parking lamps not switched off or parking brake applied.
Electronic immobiliser including locking system with 3-channel radio remote control on electronic key in chrome look
In the event of a side impact with a force exceeding a defined threshold value (as well as other accidents with the corresponding lateral dynamics), the windowbag deploys to cover the side windows and reduce the risk of a collision between the passenger’s head and the side of the vehicle or of objects penetrating the vehicle interior. The windowbag is triggered simultaneously with the side- and pelvisbags and always on the side of the vehicle involved in the side impact.
Once released, the windowbag covers the side pane between the A and C-pillars like a curtain. The window airbag covers a large part of the side when deployed.
The window airbag provides the following advantages:
- Protection potential for the head in a side-on collision.
- Technical design and large volume provide excellent occupant protection, independently of stature.
- The deployment between A- and C-pillar also protects rear passengers in the outside seats.
- Reduces head movement in the event of a direct collision.
- Can reduce the intrusion of splinters and other objects.
Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking (can be deactivated) and crash sensor with emergency opening
The central locking feature can provide enhanced safety as it can automatically lock the doors when the vehicle is in motion. Thanks to the crash sensor with emergency opening, the vehicle occupants can abandon the vehicle rapidly.
The doors are unlocked when a door is opened or the interior switch for the central locking system is activated. If no doors or the boot lid are opened for 40 seconds after the vehicle has been unlocked via the electronic key, the vehicle will be locked again.
The boot lid is locked automatically at speeds above 3 km/h and the doors are additionally locked at speeds above 15 km/h. If the crash sensor detects an accident, all the doors and the boot lid are unlocked to enable help from outside the vehicle and so that occupants may abandon the car rapidly.