Crash Test Comparison: Mercedes-Benz C Class 2015 Model vs. 2008 Model

The redesigned W205 Mercedes-Benz C Class has not be on sale in US at this moment (the expected date will be around end of August), so there is no US crash protection ratings at this moment.

However European test program Euro NCAP has fully tested the new C Class recently. Unlike IIHS, Euro NCAP does not provide detailed measure data to the car frame, it only provides a rating and points system to the public, so besides the similar result between the new W205 and older W204 generation, we can only judge their performance from the video.


Below are two comparisons between the new and old C class, one is the 64 kph (40 mph) frontal crash test; and another is the 29 kph (18 mph) pole side impact test. From the video screenshot, it looks like the W205 C class has similar solidness to the current W204 C class (upper: W205; lower: W204).


but the side of the safety cage for W205 is obviously stronger than the W204 (upper: W205; lower: W204)


We will provide more comment once the US IIHS results are available.

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