ANCAP has awarded a five-star safety rating to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan after assessment against the agency’s new 2020-2022 requirements, on the basis of testing by sister organisation Euro NCAP.
According to ANCAP, the C-Class achieved good all-round scores, with full points scored for the driver and rear passenger (female dummies) in the full-width frontal test, the only vehicle to achieve the score against 2020-2022 criteria.
Good levels of performance were recorded in all autonomous emergency braking (AEB) car-to-car test scenarios, including the ability to avoid or mitigate a collision when turning across the path of an oncoming vehicle. Adequate performance was shown in tests of its pedestrian detecting AEB system.
“The C-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be tested against ANCAP’s 2020-2022 protocols and it has not disappointed,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer Carla Hoorweg.