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Mercedes Benz GLK

Mercedes Benz GLK 220 CDI, base grade, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Mercedes Benz GLK

Mercedes Benz GLK 220 CDI, base grade, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 89%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.3 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.3 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 37 pts | 76%
PERFORMANCE
9.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Roemer BabySafe Universal
Group0, 0+, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
9.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Roemer Duo Plus ISOFIX
Group0, 0+, 1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 17 pts | 47%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
11.0 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
Active
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear

(Pre-) Crash Systems


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Mercedes Benz GLK 220 CDI, base grade, LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2010
Kerb weight 1845kg
VIN from which rating applies from WDC204****F450200
Class SMALL OFF-ROAD 4×4
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stage
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Side pelvis airbag from WDC204****F450200
Driver knee airbag


Comments

The rating of the GLK has been upgraded from 2009 to 2010. The car is unchanged and, apart from the pedestrian tests which have been repeated, test results have been carried over from the previous year. However, the thresholds for the different star ratings have been increased and this assessment shows how the car rates against the more demanding 2010 requirements.

Adult occupant
Mercedes Benz’s ‘PRE-SAFE’ system is available as an option on the GLK. The system senses when an accident is about to occur and primes the restraint and protection systems in readiness for the collision. The system was not fitted to the test cars in Euro NCAP’s assessments. The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact, the windscreen pillar moving rearwards by only 3mm. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both driver and passenger. Mercedes were able to demonstrate that occupants of different sizes, and those sat in different seating positions, would have a similar level of protection against upper leg injuries. Maximum points were scored in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole test, protection offered by the chest was rated as marginal. Protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact was also rated as marginal.

Child occupant
In the frontal impact, forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy was not excessive. In the side barrier impact, the head of the 3 year and 18 month infant were properly contained within the protective shell of the CRS. Neither dummy recorded values in the test which would reflect poor protection. Rearward facing child restraints sold by Mercedes Benz are automatically detected by the front passenger seat and the airbag for that seating position is disabled. However, other rearward facing child restraints would not be recognised by the system and the airbag remains active. The car contains a permanent label, clearly warning of the potential dangers of using a rearward facing CRS without disabling the passenger airbag.

Pedestrian
New pedestrian tests have been done to upgrade the rating of the GLK from 2009 to 2010. In the new tests, the bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet was rated as poor. In most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child, the protection offered by the bonnet was poor. In those areas likely to be struck by an adult's head, the protection was predominantly good.

Safety assist
The GLK is equipped with Electronic Safety Control (ESC) as standard equipment on all variants. A seatbelt reminder system, covering both front and rear seats, is also standard equipment. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard but Mercedes did not ask for the system to be assessed by Euro NCAP.

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