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 impact:

  • 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.
  • Accessibility from the outside: the door locking mechanism can be automatically released. 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] Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus

[2] Not available for AMG models

[3] Part of the Intelligent Light System

[4] Standard equipment for the SL 65 AMG

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