The Mercedes Benz B-Class was rated "safest small family car" in a recent car safety report carried out by Which?
The report, published in Which?, March 2006 issue, highlights cars which offer driver and passengers the best protection in the event of an accident. It recommends new car buyers should ensure their choice of vehicle is equipped with stability control technology and highlights ESP as potential life-saving technology.
The B-Class is the new all-rounder from Mercedes Benz. It combines practicality, spaciousness with style and performance and has a wide range of safety features as standard, to give drivers and passengers peace of mind. These include Steering Assist, Acceleration Skid Control, (ASR) Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Brake Assist (BAS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
All of this active safety technology is standard across the Mercedes Benz range.
Dermot Kelly, Managing Director, Mercedes Car Group, said: "We take the safety and security of our customers extremely seriously and are delighted that the newcomer to the Mercedes Benz range has received independent recognition of its high safety standards."
The Mercedes Benz B-Class went on sale in the UK in September 2005, with prices starting from £16,995 on the road.Published 16 March 2006