The Mercedes-Benz EQE electric car earned a five-star safety rating, although ANCAP’s tests of the luxury sedan do not apply to its flagship grade AMG 53.
He 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE has been awarded a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
Applicable to EQE300 and EQE350 4Matic variants, but not to the high-performance flagship Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic.electric car scored more than 80 percent in all four ANCAP evaluation criteria.
the mercedes benzit received scores of 95 percent for adult occupant protection, 92 percent for child occupant protection, 83 percent for protection of vulnerable road users (pedestrians and bicyclists), and 82 percent for safety assistive technology.
EQE’s adult occupant protection rating is the third highest of any car tested under the 2020-2022 ANCAP test protocols, behind only the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Tesla Model Y electric cars.
The ANCAP technical report shows that the Mercedes-Benz EQE scored top marks in the side impact, oblique pole, far side impact, and rescue and extrication tests, while all other criteria (except frontal offset) scored 0.10 points from a perfect score.
EQE’s child occupant protection rating is the highest of any traditional passenger car for sale, two percent higher than the gasoline-powered Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but lower than SUVs and SUVs. SUVs like the Ford Everest/Ranger, Nissan Pathfinder/ Qashqai and Volkswagen Amarok.
Full points were awarded for its dynamic front and side testing, with its lashing installation receiving a 0.78 point penalty, while three points were lost for its onboard safety features.
In the Protection for Vulnerable Road Users category, Mercedes-Benz scored top marks for lower-leg impacts and its autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system for pedestrians.
Results ranging from good to poor were seen for head impacts on the EQE hood and windshield, leading to a score of 18.44 out of 24 points.
A score of 83 per cent was awarded for EQE’s Safety Assist technology after the electric luxury sedan dropped one or fewer points for its autonomous emergency braking, speed assist and lane assist junction assist systems.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is on sale now in Australia, priced at $134,900 plus road costs for the EQE300 and $154,900 for the EQE350 4Matic.
The top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG EQE53 4Matic+ is priced at $214,900 but has yet to receive an ANCAP safety rating.