The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 is heavily updated, and that means that you get access to the latest technology. In fact, the E300 has some safety features that have never even appeared on other Mercedes-Benz models in the past, significantly enhancing your protection in case of an accident and your ability to avoid one.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 debuts Car-to-X Communications, which the automaker sees as the future of vehicles. This industry-leading feature will automatically let a central system for notification know about various dangers on the road, like wheel spin or the need to use wipers or hazard flashers. Then, when another vehicle with this system enters the same area, it will receive an alert via an announcement or in-dash display notification so the driver can prepare for the upcoming hazard.
Mercedez-Benz Crosswind Assist
The standard Crosswind Assist feature automatically interprets information from the E300’s Electronic Stability Program, suspension sensors, and power steering sensors. It can then detect the impact of strong side winds on your vehicle and help you stay on course by strategically braking the wheels on either side of your sedan.
The standard PRE-SAFE system is a Mercedes-Benz first. It detects instability within vehicle maneuvers that indicates a rollover or collision is about to occur. It will then prepare the occupants by tightening front seat belts, adjusting the seat for the front passenger, and closing the sunroof and windows. If there isn’t an accident, everything is undone.
E300’s PRE-SAFE Sound
While the PRE-SAFE system is already impressive, PRE-SAFE Sound is even more innovative. This industry first minimizes the effects of a collision on the hearing of you and your passengers. When an impending impact is detected, the system emits a “pink noise” through your audio system. This frequency induces natural reflexes within the ear canal to shut out any loud noises, reducing the aural impact of your collision.
E300’s PRE-SAFE Impulse Side
You can also configure your E300 with PRE-SAFE Impulse Side, which helps protect you in a side collision. Since you don’t have the rear and front crumple zones for protection, this system rapidly inflates a chamber within your front-seat side bolster closest to the door. It moves you further away from the door and reduces the relative speed from your torso and the side structure of the E300, helping provide protection.
Other Features Worth Mentioning on the E300
The 2017 E300 also comes with Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist featuring cross-traffic functionality, Blind Spot Assist, Parking Pilot, and Speed Limit Pilot. Of course, there is also a rearview camera and other great features.
The team at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi can give you even more information on these and other safety and intelligence features in the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300. Drive this sedan around D’Iberville, Mississippi, to stay safe at all times.