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Euro NCAP awards top marks to E-Class and 3008

Euro NCAP has announced its latest safety ratings, which saw the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 both receive a five-star rating.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class after undergoing Euro NCAP crash safety tests

Euro NCAP said protection of the chest was adequate and that of all other body areas was good in the E-Class for its side pole impact test

The E-Class scored 95% for adult occupant protection, 90% for child occupant, 77% for pedestrian safety and 62% for safety assist.

The E-Class is fitted as standard with Mercedes-Benz’s ‘PRE SAFE” system which senses when an accident is about to occur and primes the restraint and protection systems in readiness for the collision. Additional protection against whiplash injuries is provided by the autonomous emergency braking system which operates at the low speeds typical of city driving and is fitted across the range.

Meanwhile the 3008 scored 86% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant, 67% for pedestrian and 58% for safety assist.

Euro NCAP also recognised the 3008 for having a front and rear seatbelt reminder system, a speed assistance system and lane departure warning as standard, while AEB is available as an option.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.