Stay safe on the road with the PRESAFE® system

September 28th, 2016 by

What is the Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® system?

Even to the most attentive driver in the world, accidents still happen. Mercedes-Benz has made it its mission to make this happen as little as possible, however, and reduce damage and injury as much as possible. Do do so, the brand offers Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® system in all of its available models.

Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE® is a system that works to prepare and protect passengers in an accident, before it even happens. The system is able to sense when a collision is unavoidable thanks to sensors placed throughout the vehicle, which function with multiple other safety systems. Once an incoming collision is detected, the systems acts to prepare you for it by tightening front seat belts, adjusting front head restraints and even close windows and the sunroof.


The DISTRONIC PLUS® system uses advanced radar sensors in order to scan the road ahead for any potential accident sources like stopped or slowing traffic. In the event that the system senses an unavoidable frontal collision, the PRESAFE® Brake is automatically applied at 40% braking power while also providing the driver with an audible alert. The system also triggers the beginning of the PRESAFE® system.

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What is PRESAFE® Sound?

The system also features the PRESAFE® Sound feature, which produces a “pink noise” throughout the vehicle’s audio system when it senses a collision in order to subconsciously alert your ears to prepare for the loud sounds that tend to go along with an automotive collision.

If you’d like to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz safety features available in your model, be sure to check out the rest of our blog, where we’ve covered a variety of different safety-related topics. Any questions or inquiries you may have can be directed to our expert staff by contacting us here at Mercedes-Benz of Salem.