As technology advances, so does the safety of vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is known for its commitment to safety and its ability to provide drivers and passengers with the peace of mind and assurance that they are protected. This is thanks in part to the numerous features Mercedes-Benz road vehicles come equipped with, specifically its brakes.
Mercedes-Benz boasts some of the most efficient, reliable and safe brakes available on the market today. This is due, in part, to the large 12.9-inch front brake rotors. This larger size provides increased thermal capacity as it increases the area of the rotor’s contact with the pad, allowing for a more stable braking performance. Additionally, the brakes are fitted with an anti-corrosive coating to protecting them from the elements.
Mercedes-Benz isn’t just focused on providing a safe braking system; they are also dedicated to the accessibility and easiness of the system. In their vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has placed a footbrake and a hydraulic handbrake within the interior of the vehicle, allowing the driver to easily activate and deactivate them. The presence of the hydraulic handbrake is especially helpful under emergency situations, when the driver can use the specialist brake to hold the vehicle in place.
To further increase the safety of the braking system, Mercedes-Benz has introduced Brake Assist. This feature comes standard in most Mercedes-Benz models and increases the pulsation rate of the pedal when braking needs to be applied in emergency situations. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz vehicles also come stock with Electronic Stability Program, or ESP, an important safety feature which optimizes the driver’s handling of sharp corners or curves. ESP quickly reproportions the amount of traction each wheel has and improves the vehicle’s potential to maintain control.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles have long been considered reliable, safe and luxurious. By implementing forward-thinking and advanced braking systems into their vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has ensured that their drivers can rely on their vehicles to be there when needed during emergency braking scenarios as well as providing superior everyday transport. These features and more make Mercedes-Benz one of the safest cars on the road today.