Crash Test of 2003- 2006 Mercedes E-Class E 500 (Frontal Offset) IIHS
Mercedes E class
2003-06 models mfg. after Dec. 2002
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Good Good Acceptable
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles
of similar weight.
The Mercedes E Class was redesigned for the 2003 model year. 2003 E Class
models manufactured after December 2002 include structural changes to
improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes. (Note: Information
about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification
label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door.)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the
crashworthiness of an E Class with the structural changes in a 40 mph
frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was reasonably well
controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head moved partway out the open
window and hit the B-pillar and window frame.
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/window frame hit was low.
Left to right:
* Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test. Larger photo
* 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. Larger photo
* Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar
and window frame. Head acceleration from this hit was low. Larger photo
* Forces on the legs and feet were low, indicating that significant
injury was unlikely. Larger photo
* Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front
seat-mounted torso airbags
* Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the
event of an impending rollover
* Automatically adjusting head restraints in front seats move up or
down as seats are adjusted forward or rearward
* Electronic stability control
* Antilock brakes
* Daytime running lights
Tested vehicle specifications:
* 2003 Mercedes E 500 4-door
* Class: Large luxury car
* Weight: 3,942 lbs.
* Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front
seat-mounted torso airbags
* Wheelbase: 112 in.
* Length: 190 in.
* Width: 71 in.
* Engine: 5.0 L V8
* EPA ratings: 16 mpg city | 23 mpg highway
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