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4-door sedan

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2009 Mercedes C class
2009 Mercedes C class

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Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
A
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

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Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

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Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,510 lbs
Peak force 18,826 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.36
Tested vehicle
2010 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4-door

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Head restraints & seats
Power leather seats AHR

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional beginning with 2010 models)
  • Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2010 models)
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Programmable daytime running lights