Which Mercedes-Benz Model Is The Right Choice For Your Needs
Mercedes-Benz has a long history of providing the top features, including the top technology in all our vehicles. We strive to give our customers everything they’re looking for in a new vehicle; which often includes safety, comfort, and entertainment, wrapped up in a beautiful design. Sometimes, you do need to prioritize features and add-ons though. So, we wanted to help you determine which Mercedes-Benz model is right for your needs.
4MATIC IS FOR EVERYONE
We see a lot of weather conditions here in Calgary. According to the Traffic Accident Information System, wet roads from rain, snow or slush are to blame for about 30% of all accidents. In hopes of reducing this statistic, Mercedes-Benzintroduced 4Matic, an all-wheel-drive system designed to increase traction during slippery conditions. The most recent generation of 4Matic, called “4Matic+” was introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2016. This high-tech system is able to send 100% of the available engine torque to either the front or rear axis as needed.
We’re happy to tell you that just about every new Mercedes-Benz model comes with 4Matic. It’s a safety standard every family deserves.
Mercedes-Benz uses crumple zones to keep passengers safe. This is another standard safety feature in new Mercedes-Benz models that (when an accident occurs) keeps the cabin isolated. Advanced airbags protect the head, knees and more. In the rear, side impact airbags deploy and the seatbelts themselves are reinforced with airbags, helping to distribute the force, protecting the ribcage.
PRE-SAFE BY MERCEDES-BENZ
When talking about your family, it might feel like there couldn’t possibly be enough safety features in the world. If that’s the case for you, then you’ll love the patented Pre-Safe system, which anticipates a collision, through a network of sensors. Seat belts will tighten, headrests adjust and windows close in just a few seconds. Some models even emit “pink noise”, triggering the inner ear to protect your hearing from the pressure of impact. The CLA Coupe is a sleek model that features the Pre-Safe system, it’s also a pleasure to drive.
If you have long commutes, or take plenty of family road trips then you’ll likely appreciate a Mercedes-Benz model that features Attention Assist. Your car essentially has your back by monitoring your interaction with the vehicle controls and can detect steering corrections that hint you might be drowsy. If your vehicle senses driver fatigue, it will trigger an alert, encouraging you to take a break. The A-Class sedan from Mercedes-Benz offers Attention Assist as a safety feature.
ADAPTIVE HIGHBEAM ASSIST
Perhaps it’s not a long drive you’re in for, but plenty of night drives instead. If that’s the case, you’ll take comfort knowing there’s a dedicated camera scanning the road ahead for you. The Adaptive Highbeam Assist looks ahead for the lights of other vehicles. Based on their position, your headlamps will be adjusted to maximize lighting the road, without causing glare for other drivers. Vehicles including the E-Class Wagon have this feature that keeps you and other drivers safe.
ACTIVE DISTANCE ASSIST
Distronic is another safety feature offered by Mercedes-Benz. It assists the driver by automatically keeping a proper distance between you and the car in front. You can customize the option by selecting the car length you prefer. As traffic slows or stops, your Mercedes-Benz acts like a second set of hands and slows your vehicle for you. If this protection peaks your interest, check out the Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4Matic. It’s an SUV you can have fun and feel safe in.