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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon Safety

The Integral Safety Concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases:

Phase 1: safe driving

DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot, (optional)[1]

ADAPTIVE BRAKE with Hill-Start Assist, priming, brake drying and HOLD function

Adaptive LED brake light, flashing

Active Lane Keeping Assist (optional)[1]

Active Blind Spot Assist (optional)[1]


BAS Brake Assist

ESP® Dynamic Curve Assist

Headlamp Assist

LED Intelligent Light System (optional)

Night View Assist Plus (optional)

Traffic Sign Assist

Phase 2: in critical situations

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist (optional)[1]


PRE-SAFE® system

Phase 3: in an accident

Airbags for driver and front passenger with adaptive levels for the front passenger airbag

Active bonnet with pedestrian protection

PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian protection (optional)[1], [2]

PRE-SAFE® impulse

PRE-SAFE® rear package (optional)

PRE-SAFE® PLUS (optional)[1], [2]

Sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined thorax/pelvis airbag)

Rear sidebags, left and right


Phase 4: after an accident

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the accident:

  • Best possible protection: the engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Eye-catching lighting: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of accidents and help locate the car.
  • Better rescue possibilities: Crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier. The doors can also be automatically unlocked to give emergency services access to the occupants.
  • Direct connection: the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (part of COMAND Online) can automatically make an emergency call through a connected mobile phone, as soon as the restraint system has recognised that an accident has occurred. It will communicate GPS positional data and other information to the Mercedes-Benz emergency call centre. It will then be possible to talk to the centre.

[1] Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.

[2] Standard for S 63 AMG.



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