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Mercedes Benz C Class

Mercedes C-Class 200CDI 'Classic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Mercedes Benz C Class

Mercedes C-Class 200CDI 'Classic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 30 pts | 82%
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
15.2 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
4.3 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 34 pts | 70%
PERFORMANCE
8.9 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

PERFORMANCE
8.2 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 11 pts | 30%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
3.7 pts
PELVIS
1.5 pts
LEG
5.6 pts


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

(Pre-) Crash Systems
Autonomous Emergency Braking


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Mercedes C-Class 200CDI 'Classic', LHD
Body type 4 door saloon
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1485kg
VIN from which rating applies from WDD2040071A159633
Class LARGE FAMILY
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


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact. The dummy results showed that the front seat passengers' knees and femurs were well protected and Mercedes were able to demonstrate that the car would provide similar protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The car scored maximum points for its performance in the side barrier impact. In the more severe side pole test, poor protection of the chest was reflected in high dummy readings for rib deflection. Protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact was marginal.

Child occupant
A system is available as an option on the C-Class which automatically recognises when a child restraint is fitted to the front passenger seat and disables the airbag. The system was not fitted to the test vehicle. Without it, a rearward facing child restraint should not be used in the front passenger seat as the airbag cannot be manually disabled. Cars with serial numbers from WDD2040071A159633 have a permanently attached label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag. Earlier cars would not have qualified for the 2 points awarded to this label. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs. However, the bonnet was rated as predominantly poor for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by its front edge and to adults' heads by the bonnet surface.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control is standard equipment on all variants of the C-Class. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the front and rear seats.

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