Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mercedes-Benz E-class 1998

E200 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Sep 1998

Mercedes-Benz E-class crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
10 (63.0%)
15 (83.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 17 (47.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Executive Car category

Mercedes decided to retest a modified car after the left front wheel was forced back in an initial test, rupturing the driver's footwell. The modified car was awarded three stars but, with just a little improvement, it would have earned a fourth. Mercedes tell us that cars ordered now will be modified. Despite there being no hard impact areas for the knees, the risk to the driver's legs and feet is still high because of the extent of brake pedal movement. Finally, the car meets side-impact legislation taking effect from October 1998.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Marginal
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Adequate
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor