Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Mercedes-Benz T-Class by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
7.4 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
3.3 10 Energy Efficiency Index
1.7 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory Tests NMHC NOX NH3 CO PN
6.910 Cold Test
8.710 Warm Test
6.610 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Road Test
8.010 On-Road Drive
3.35 On-Road Short Trip
On-Road Heavy Load Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
On-Road Light Load Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Congestion Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Mercedes-Benz T-Class demonstrates solid aftertreatment performance, especially in the Warm Lab Test and real-world On-Road Drive. The vehicle copes very well with particle emissions and has robust control over the standard pollutants like NOx and CO. Ammonia (NH3) is currently not regulated by law and usually presents a challenge for petrol cars, but the T-Class manages to keep it well below Green NCAP's stringent threshold. The Highway Test also delivers creditable results, although there is some room for further improvement of particle control.

Laboratory Tests Energy
4.410 Cold Test
4.310 Warm Test
1.510 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
Consumption Driving Range
Average 7.7l100 km 718km
Worst-Case 9.2l100 km 586km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The body of utility vehicles often have poorer aerodynamic properties, which leads to higher energy consumption. The T-Class is no exception, requiring almost 7 l/100 km in the Cold and Warm Laboratory Tests. In the challenging Highway Test, the car consumes more than 9 l/100 km. The real-world test was completed with 6.5 l/100 km. The result is an overall rating of only 3.3 out of 10 possible points and, while it is typical for this type of petrol engined vehicle, it does not help reach a high overall rating.

Greenhouse Gases CO2 N2O CH4
2.710 Cold Test
2.610 Warm Test
0.010 Highway
Cold Ambient Test Does not qualify for additional robustness testing
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  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The Greenhouse Gas Index is based on a Well-to-Wheel+ approach, meaning that the greenhouse gas emissions related to the supply of the energy are added to the tailpipe emissions. The test vehicle emits about 155 g CO2/km in the WLTC+ Tests and 208 g CO2/km in the BAB130 Highway Test. With upstream emissions on top, this leads to zero points in highway driving and an overall score of just 1.7 out of 10 for greenhouse gases. On the positive side, the emissions of N2O and CH4 are barely measurable and again proof of an excellent exhaust aftertreatment.

Our verdict

Tested here is the Mercedes-Benz T-Class with a 1.3 L, 96 kW petrol engine. The engine comes from Renault and can be found in the Kangoo, which was tested by Green NCAP in June 2022. The T-Class is a multipurpose utility vehicle and its body is comparable to the VW Caddy and the Kangoo, both of which lost points in the Energy Efficiency Index due to relatively high fuel consumption. In general, around 7 l/100 km can be expected, which matches well with the declared figure. On the Highway, the number rises above 9 l/100 km, but for a standard real-world trip, around 6.5 l/100 km should be sufficient. Closely related to the consumption is the amount of emitted CO2 and here T-Class receives only 1.7 points, despite the bonus points granted for excellent methane and laughing gas control. The strong point of the car is the Clean Air Index, where it demonstrates high performance to reduce its polluting gases. The results are creditable, with minor deductions for particles and ammonia emissions. Thanks to that index, the Mercedes-Benz T180 comes out with a Weighted Overall Index of 4.1 and 2½ Green stars.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 12 2022
  • Tested Car W1V4208631U31XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d AP
  • Tyres 205/55 R17
  • Mass 1,580 kg
  • Engine Size 1,332 cc
  • Power/Torque 96 kW/240 Nm
  • Declared CO2 155 g/km
  • Declared Consumption 6.8 l/100 km