World's safest S-class

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Autocar report - World's safest S-class

Existing features such as side impact bars could be inflated by pressures of between 10 and 20 bar, saving weight when they are deflated and allowing for other safety measures to be fitted in the saved space.

I'm not sure how the side impact bars save weight by being deflated, but I think I know what they're getting at.
 
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By not having a solid bar, I guess. Some interesting ideas coming through.

Sorry, I was just being my usual pedantic self.

The original wording implied that it was the absence of air that made it lighter, rather than the actual new design being lighter itself.

But I do agree there are some interesing ideas.

AFAIK still no mention of vehicle crash compatibility by MB.
 

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