Here’s a quick look at the the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class body structure and safety features. Three of the 4 models (Coupe, Cabriolet, and Sedan) are covered in the information below. The body structure and airbag location for the wagon model can be found on an earlier post here. Take a quick look, especially at the airbag locations and the inflators.
The roof frame structure and the A-pillars are also built to be particularly stable. The A-pillars have been reinforced with tubing. The roof frame structure and the A-pillars are also built to be particularly stable. The A-pillars have been reinforced with tubing, offering effective occupant protection together with the roll-over bars in case of an overturn. The roll-over bars’ cassettes are fully integrated in the head restraints on the rear seats and fastened to the area behind the rear seat backrest in the body shell. They can be extended in fractions of a second as soon as the airbag control system’s crash sensors detect the risk of an accident.
Below are the airbag and inflators locations on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. Nine air bags that include; pelvic air bags complement side-impact air bags for each front seat. A driver´s knee air bag augments dual-stage front air bags. Side curtain air bags are provided at the outboard seating positions in both the first and second rows.