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Mercedes Benz M-Class

Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Mercedes Benz M-Class

Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 34 pts | 96%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Good, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.3 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.7 pts
Neck: Good

Total 37 pts | 75%
PERFORMANCE
10.2 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Römer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
Installationadult seat belt

PERFORMANCE
8.7 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Römer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
6.0 pts
See comments
Total 21 pts | 60%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
17.4 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
4.0 pts


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

(Pre-) Crash Systems
Autonomous Emergency Braking


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, LHD
Body type 5 door SUV
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 2100kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies Mercedes-Benz M-Class of the specification tested
Class Large Off-Road 4x4.
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners outboard seats
Rear load limiters outboard seats
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 Combined thorax/pelvis
Driver knee airbag
Speed Limitation Assistance driver-set active system
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver, passenger and rear


Comments

The rating of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been upgraded from 2011 to 2012. The car is unchanged and test results have been carried over from the previous year. The 2012 rating reflects the performance of the M-Class against Euro NCAP's latest requirements.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection for the knees and femurs of both driver and front passenger. Mercedes Benz showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and those sat in different positions. The M Class scored maximum points in the side barrier test. In the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate and that of all other body areas was good. The front seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear impact.

Child occupant
Forward movement of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both child dummies were properly contained within the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the risk of dangerous head contact. The front passenger airbag can be disabled only by child restraints equipped with Mercedes Benz's automtic sensor system, known as CPOD. As there is no way of disabling the airbag for other rearward-facing restraints, the system was not rewarded by Euro NCAP. Permanently attached labels provided clear warnings of the dangers of using that seating position without first disabling the airbag.

Pedestrian
The M Class has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the rear of the bonnet to provide greater clearance to hard structures underneath. Mercedes demonstrated that the system would deploy correctly for a wide range of pedestrian statures, and over a broad speed range. In all areas likely to be struck by the head of an adult, the bonnet provided good protection. In the areas likely to be struck by a child's head, protection was mixed, with areas of good, marginal and poor performance. The protection offered by the front edge of the bonnet to pedestrians was poor.

Safety assist
The M Class has electronic stability control as standard, as well a seatbelt reminder system for the driver, passenger and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitation device is standard equipment but did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements.

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