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The European safety organisation Euro NCAP has presented the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class with an award for its outstanding safety.

02 Jan 2019 | International News : Germany


The new A-Class from Mercedes-Benz has undergone European NCAP crash tests, and achieved outstanding results in them. As a result, it was awarded the top rating of five stars. "This Euro NCAP award, which we are delighted about, is recognition of the excellent standards of safety in our vehicles," explained Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Schoneburg, Head of Passive Safety and Vehicle Functions at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

"However, the standardised crash tests only represent a small sample of the real-life accidents that may be encountered on the street. For that reason, Mercedes-Benz designs all its model series using around 40 different accident constellations."

The new A-Class is also the first Mercedes-Benz model to have been developed in part at the new Technology Centre for Vehicle Safety. The design of the vehicle structures incorporates findings from research into real accidents. The centrepiece of the body's safety concept is the highly rigid passenger compartment. Its great rigidity in accident conditions, e.g. in frontal, lateral or rear-end collisions and roll-overs, is above all due to the greater use of high-strength, ultra-high-strength and press-hardened sheet steel.

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