Top safety score for 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz C200/C300 get five-star score

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Two popular variants of the latest generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have qualified for a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Confirmed this afternoon by the independent crash test authority, the five-star ANCAP safety score relates to the C200/C300 variants.

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Introduced into Australia in October 2016, the C-Class Cabriolet managed to achieve an 84% Adult Occupant Protection score, achieved a Child Occupant Protection score of 79%, and a 66% Pedestrian Protection result.

ANCAP CEO James Goodwin says the vehicle generally performed well.

“The C-Class convertible is a well-equipped model and offers AEB City and AEB Interurban as standard.

“However, in the side impact test, the head of the 10-year-old child dummy contacted the metal frame of the roof and points were deducted from its Child Occupant Protection score.”

The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to all two-wheel-drive C200 and C300 variants, other variants are unrated.

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