Safety

Standard features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, front and rear side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and Pre-Safe. By monitoring the braking, steering and stability systems, Pre-Safe can ready occupants for a collision by tightening the seat belts, adjusting the position of the front passenger seat and available power rear seats, and closing the windows. The more advanced Pre-Safe Brake system, which requires the optional Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system, can brake the S-Class automatically if the system deems there is a chance for an accident.

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    Braking
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    Important safety notes
    WARNING Make sure absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedals' range of movement. Keep the driver's footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in the footwel ...