July 25, 2020 By C! Magazine Staff

Next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will feature rear airbags designed to protect occupants during a frontal impact

A few weeks back, Mercedes-Benz revealed the initial details about its upcoming next-generation S-Class, which will debut in September. It showed how advanced the latest iteration of its MBUX user interface is. Now, the German luxury carmaker gives us a peek into the car’s cutting-edge safety technology.

Taking center stage will be the rear airbags that will help protect passengers in a frontal collision. While details are still scarce, the automaker did say that it has taken into account things like child seats and the different orientation of rear seat occupants relative to those in the font of the cabin.

Apart from this, the new S-Class will also boast of a combination of active and passive safety technologies dubbed Pre-Safe Impulse Side function. What this essentially does is use the car’s E-Active Body Control suspension system to raise the vehicle if a side crash is detected.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will debut the new S-Class on September 2. Before then, however, it began running a three-part video series entitled Meet the S-Class Digital: Innovation by Intelligence. The aforementioned first installment looked at the latest MBUX system. The second one, which will air on July 29, talks about the said safety systems, while the final episode on August 12 will focus on the luxurious interior.

Stay tuned to this space as we bring you all the details once they’re out.

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