Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2023, have been pushing the boundaries forward once again and gaining the highest of praise from the European safety organisation, Euro NCAP, who have awarded both the E-Class E400 e 4MATIC Saloon (WLTP: fuel consuption combined:0.9-0.6l/100km; CO₂ emmisions combined: 20-14g/km; electricity consumption combined:21.5-19.2kw/h/100km) and the EQE 500 4MATIC SUV(WLTP: electricity consumption combined: 21.9‑18.4 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km), an overaqll rating of “very good” for their”very high performance for their assistance systems,” in the special assesment carried out specifically for assistance systems. To date, the highest results achieved with the Euro NCAP, were in 2022, by the EQE Saloon with 85 and 100 percent. With the current score of 85 and 99 percent the new model have certainly lived up to their predecesors success.
The testing carried out by Euro NCAP on the catagory of assistance systems, uses the most comprehensive equipment with assistance systems as the basis, i.e. the optional Driving Assistance Package Plus for the E‑Class and EQE SUV. In combination with the standard equipment, the options of both vehicles include the systems Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Traffic Jam Assist, Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, junction start-off function and Parking Package with reversing camera as well as PRE-SAFE® PLUS and PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side.
Mercedes-Benz recently took to the world stage as the first car manufacturer to publicly conduct a frontal offset crash between two electric vehicles. The testing is the very first of its kind and was undertaken at the Group’s Technology Center for Vehicle Safety, in Sindelfingen Germany, lcoated in Baden-Württemberg which also homes the Mercedes-Benz production factory. Founded in 1915 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, the factory, originally built as a German Engineering company, is currently the Groups third largest manufacturing plant, behind Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant, and the Audi Plant at Ingolstadt.
Markus Schäfer, Chief Technology Officer, from the board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, went on record stating:-
“We are very pleased with these extraordinary results. These awards prove that our assistance and safety concept, which is tailored to real accident scenarios, has also proven itself in standardised assessments. At the same time, the excellent performance of the E‑Class as a plug-in hybrid and the all-electric EQE SUV in Euro NCAP confirms that the quality of assisted driving at Mercedes‑Benz is not a question of the drive concept.”
 The values stated are the determined “WLTP-CO₂-values within the meaning of Art. 2 No. 3 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption values were calculated on the basis of these values. Electricity consumption and range were determined on the basis of Regulation 2017/1151/EU.
 The driving assistance and safety systems from Mercedes-Benz are aids and do not relieve the driver of his responsibility. The instructions in the Owner’s Manual and the system limits described there must be observed.