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Published on Jul 17, 2014
"Real-life safety" philosophy: Crash test against S-Class: new smart fortwo offers comprehensive occupant protection
The new smart fortwo meets high safety standards, some of which far exceed legal requirements. This was demonstrated by a recent in-house offset crash against a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. As the smaller and lighter vehicle in the collision and at an impact speed of 50 km/h with 50 percent overlap, the smart offers its two passengers an intact occupant space and excellent chances of survival. All in all, the new smart fortwo has undergone the same development programme as, for example, the new Mercedes-Benz S- or C-Class. Daimler's 75 years of safety expertise and smart's 21 years of expertise in building small cars have gone into the safety concept of the new smart generation.