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Mercedes-Benz: 60 Years of Crash Tests

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Celebrating attributes like performance and style is trivial when compared to safety. Since September 10, 1959, one company has sacrificed over 14,000 cars in the name of safety. So let’s look back at Mercedes-Benz through 60 years of crash tests.

After the war, Germany was expanding the Autobahn with unrestricted speeds. The problem is that they did not have on-ramps. Many Autobahn entrances were simple right-hand turns.

This caused unfortunate drivers to get smashed before they could get up to speed. So here’s to Mercedes-Benz for pioneering several safety systems. After all, it is hard to have repeat business if the customer dies.