The Mercedes-Benz EQE electric sedan is the latest vehicle to be awarded a five-star safety rating from ANCAP against the 2020-2022 testing protocols.

    This result was drawn from testing conducted on the EQE by Euro NCAP, with which ANCAP has harmonised its testing protocols.

    It’s worth noting the five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to only the Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 and EQE 350 4Matic variants, but doesn’t extend to the high-performance Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+.

    The EQE scored 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 92 per cent for child occupant protection, 83 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 82 per cent for safety assist.

    ANCAP notes the EQE scored highly for the crash protection it offered to vehicle occupants. It achieved the second highest adult occupant protection score under the 2020-2022 testing protocols, and equalled the second highest score for child occupant protection.

    The independent crash testing authority also said the EQE scored strongly for the protection it offered to vulnerable road users, and its collision-avoidance capability.

    Good performance was shown in the lane-keep assist tests, whereas Adequate performance was recorded in emergency lane-keeping test scenarios.

    “Continuing the marque’s safe and green credentials, the Mercedes-Benz EQE offers another safe and green option,” said ANCAP CEO Carla Hoorweg.

    The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE range comes standard with the following safety equipment:

    • 10 airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Front cross-traffic assist
    • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Active Steering Assist (lane centring)
    • Blind-spot assist (brake-based)
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Evasive steering assist incl. Pedestrian, Cyclist detection
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Safe exit warning
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Surround-view camera

    The Mercedes-Benz EQE went on sale locally earlier this year and examples are now at dealers.

    The EQE is the brand’s second vehicle on the dedicated Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA) platform, following the EQS liftback.

    The Australian range consist of three models: the EQE 300, EQE 350 4Matic, and high-performance Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+.

    Pricing starts at $134,900 before on-roads for the EQE 300, and extends to $214,900 before on-roads for the AMG EQE 53 4Matic+.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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