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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Off-Roader: Safety

The integral safety concept from Mercedes-Benz divides vehicle safety into four phases.

Phase 1: safe driving

2-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP®[1]

3-stage Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)[2]

DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control (optional)[3]

ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM with Active Roll Stabilisation (optional)[4]

Adaptive brake lights, flashing

Active Lane Keeping Assist (optional)[3]

Active Blind Spot Assist (optional)[3]

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Acceleration skid control (ASR)

Brake Assist (BAS)

ADAPTIVE BRAKE braking system

Electronic Traction System (4ETS) for all-wheel drive

Speed Limit Assist (optional)[5]

Tail lamps with LED fibre optics

Intelligent Light System[6]

Night View Assist Plus with pedestrian recognition (optional)[7]

Reversing camera (optional)[7]

Crosswind Assist

Lane Keeping Assist (optional)[8]

Blind Spot Assist (optional)[8]

360° camera (optional)[7], [9]

Phase 2: in critical situations

Brake Assist BAS PLUS (optional)[3]


PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system

Phase 3: in an accident

Airbags for driver and front passenger

Pedestrian protection with Active Bonnet[2]

ISOFIX child seat attachment points

Kneebag for driver

Sidebags for driver and front passenger (combined thorax/pelvis airbag)

Sidebags in the rear, left and right (optional)

Up-front and roll-over sensors

Window airbags for driver, front passenger and rear passengers

Phase 4: after an accident

To reduce consequential damage after an accident and support the work of the rescue services, a number of different actions are initiated, depending on the type and severity of the accident:

  • Best possible protection: the engine can be turned off automatically and the fuel supply can be cut off.
  • Eye-catching lighting: hazard and emergency interior lights can activate automatically to lower the risk of accidents and help locate the car.
  • Measures to aid rescue: where necessary, side windows are lowered by a small amount and the doors can be automatically unlocked. Additionally, integral crash joints between the wing and the door can make opening the doors after a frontal collision easier.
  • Helpful connection: In the event of an accident or breakdown the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system (in conjunction with a connected mobile phone) can automatically contact an emergency call centre.

[1] Available for GL 63 AMG only.

[2] Not available for GL 63 AMG.

[3] Part of the optional Driving Assistance package Plus.

[4] Standard with GL 63 AMG.

[5] Part of the optional COMAND Online multimedia system

[6] Optional extra for the GL 350 BlueTEC.

[7] Only available in conjunction with the optional COMAND Online multimedia system

[8] Part of the optional Lane Tracking package.

[9] Part of the optional Parking package.



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