Safety - at the heart of all our thinking

The integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases.

Phase 1: safe driving

Phase 2: in critical situations

Phase 3: in an accident

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.
  • Measures to aid rescue: where necessary, side windows are lowered by a small amount and the doors can be automatically unlocked. Additionally, integral crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
  • Helpful connection: In the event of an accident or breakdown the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone) can automatically contact an emergency call centre.

[1] Available for GL 63 AMG only.

[2] Not available for GL 63 AMG.

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

[4] Standard with GL 63 AMG.

[5] Part of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system

[6] Optional extra for the GL 350 BlueTEC.

[7] Only available in conjunction with the optional COMAND Online multimedia system

[8] Part of the optional Lane Tracking package.

[9] Part of the optional Parking package.

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