2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

large luxury car / 2-door coupe

2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2-door coupe
2010 Mercedes E class 2-door coupe shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested
Standard system
Not tested

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Mercedes Benz E 350 Coupe 2-door

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes-Benz as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1010
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 1
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) -1
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -4
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1010
Head
HIC-15 276
Peak gs at hard contact 25
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.55
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 72

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Mercedes Benz E 350 Coupe 2-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes-Benz as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle:2011 Mercedes Benz E 350 Coupe 2-door

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Mercedes-Benz as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1012
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1012
Head HIC-15 497
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 51
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 38
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 42
A-P moment (Nm) 65

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1012
Head HIC-15 415
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11
Lateral force (kN) 0.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 16
Average deflection (mm) 13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.55
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.13
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.6
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 20
A-P moment (Nm) 38

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 350 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,736 lbs
Peak force 20,852 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.58

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-17 models

Seat type: Power leather seats with automatically adjusting head restraints (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats with automatically adjusting head restraints (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm) 54
Distance below top of head (mm) 15
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 15.2
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 80
Max neck tension (N) 513

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Pre-Safe Brake with Pedestrian Recognition
  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus

Package name

  • Optional Premium 3 Package

Applies to 2015-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

System details

  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system does not meet the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated