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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS offers top-notch standard safety equipment and available high-tech driver aids.
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The best option by far on that long list, though, are active LED headlamps, a world first. These are the slickest all-singing, all-dancing lamps you've ever seen, with every adaptive lighting function you can imagine being provided by LEDs: they bend in turns, swivel to look ahead when you turn onto side roads, automatically dip the high beams for oncoming traffic-but only on the left side so you can still see to your right.
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Active Lane Keeping Assist that vibrates the steering wheel to get a wandering driver's attention. It'll even gently drag the brakes to stop the vehicle from crossing over a road's painted lines if he or she doesn't respond.
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there are new optional nannies aboard in the form of lane-departure and blind-spot correction systems.
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With a reputation for safety and technology, Mercedes-Benz doesn't always need to rely on crash tests to persuade buyers.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class hasn't been crash tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), but it does offer ample standard safety equipment, as well as a range of available high-tech extras.

All 2014 CLS models get 10 airbags, Attention Assist driver alertness monitoring, Pre-Safe emergency brake assist and seat-belt tensioner, active head restraints, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control and more.

Available safety improvements include LED headlights, Night View Assist Plus with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, a rearview camera, Distronic Plus (a radar-based cruise control system with automatic braking), and Parktronic parking sensors with Active Park Assist.

In general, visibility in the CLS is good, particularly through the front and side windows. The rear three-quarters view can be hindered by the low roof and thick roof supports, but the standard rearview camera helps mitigate that, and the parking systems help when slotting into a tight spot.

Conclusion

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS offers top-notch standard safety equipment and available high-tech driver aids.

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