Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008

ML320 CDI , large offroad 4x4

Test Date: Aug 2008

Mercedes-Benz M-Class crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
14 (0.0%)
16 (0.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 1 Star
Pedestrian-test score 6 (0.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Large SUV category

The Mercedes ML-Class is fitted as standard with 'Pre-Safe'. This system senses when an accident is likely to happen and optimises occupant safety by priming the restraint system. In Euro NCAP's test, 'Pre-Safe' was not engaged so the results reflect the vehicle's performance using only its conventional restraint systems. The occupant compartment and footwell remained stable during the impact. The dummy results showed that the front seat occupants knees and femurs were well protected. Mercedes showed with the use of knee mapping that the driver knee airbag and passenger restraint system would provide similar protection to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different seating positions. The car scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests.The bumper and bonnet leading edge offered only poor protection for a pedestrians' legs. The bonnet top was also rated as predominantly poor for the protection offered to a child's head.

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

rating applies from VIN WDC1641221A 441475