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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 08:57 PM
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what about r cvlass since its made with over 60% steel; heavy. 130 mph goverened.
4x4 and multiple side curtains, pre and post accident features.
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If the structure does not collapse because of severe corrosion....

You know, the the R-class has some corrosion....
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Ceteris paribus: heavier, larger cars do better in collisions than lighter, smaller cars. More mass absorbs more force, and larger crash zones allow more distance from the collision. That's the reason that traditional rankings have car classes. Air bags and other safety technologies help, but physics is hard to overcome. What the S and other top end luxury cars offer is technologies to avoid collisions which trumps even physics and possibly even a bit of human error.
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The safest Mercedes Benz is the one in the driveway that won't start...

'89 300E
'90 300CE
'93 400E
'93 500E
'00 E320
'73 Alfa GTV
'77 308GTB
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The safest cars by far, 140/220/221 and I should know.


I do it for a living, fixing the smashed cars that is.


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