As such, the rating applies to all variants currently on sale in Australia, the 300d, 450 and 400d.
The GLE now holds the all-time high score for the Child Occupant Protection category.
The brand’s iconic G-Class off-roader also received a maximum five-star result, which is genuinely impressive in a set of tests that are notoriously hard for boxy, off-road focused ladder-chassis-based SUVs to score highly in.
The G-Wagen scored full marks for its adult and child occupant protections, as well as auto emergency braking (AEB – works from 10 – 80km/h) which is standard on the top-spec AMG G63 4.0-litre V8.
The G-Wagen put impressive scores on the board for occupants and vulnerable road users considering its underpinnings.
Despite its boxy shape, the G 63 scored 78 per cent in the ‘vulnerable road user’ category, which includes pedestrian and cyclist impacts at 40km/h. It also has lane keep assist (LKAS), and blind spot monitoring (BSM) as part of its standard active safety kit.
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