Die Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse der Baureihe 220 ist bei ihrer Premiere 1998 serienmäßig mit acht Airbags ausgestattet: zwei Front-Airbags für Fahrer und Beifahrer, insgesamt vier Sidebags vorn und im Fond sowie der neu entwickelte Windowbag auf beiden Seiten. 

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class of model series 220 was equipped with eight airbags as standard at its première in 1998: two front airbags for the driver and front-passenger, four side airbags in total at the front, and the newly developed window airbag on both sides in the rear.

Things you didn’t know about motoring 9: Airbags and eardrums.

Airbags were first patented in 1951 (separately in both Germany and the United States) but didn’t turn up in cars until the early 1970s, first in an experimental fleet built […]

 

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