Mercedes C class2001-07 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Mercedes C class was redesigned for the 2001 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.
Injury measures — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.
- There was little change in the position of the dummy's feet following the crash test. Footwell intrusion was minimal, and injury risk was low.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear door-mounted torso airbags (rear torso airbags became optional beginning with 2006 models)
- Automatically adjusting head restraints in front seats designed to move up or down as seats are adjusted forward or rearward
- Electronic stability control
- Antilock brakes
- Driver programmable headlights can serve as daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2001 Mercedes C 320 4-door
- Class: Midsize luxury/near luxury car
- Weight: 3,395 lbs.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear door-mounted torso airbags
- Wheelbase: 107 in.
- Length: 178 in.
- Width: 68 in.
- Engine: 3.2 L V6
- EPA ratings: 19 mpg city | 26 mpg highway