Most drivers in the snowy Midwest have had more than one experience with the terrifying loss of control that can come from losing traction on slippery or snow-caked roads. The 3-Stage ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) is one of many innovations in all Mercedes-Benz models that can make you safer, and bring your days of slip and slide to an end.
The Mercedes-Benz 3-Stage ESP evolved out of the basic anti-lock braking system. Rather than just keeping your wheels from locking up during a hard brake to prevent uncontrolled skid, ESP judges the traction on each wheel individually, and makes changes in the power devoted to each to offer you maximum control. This helps you have a safe ride in all weather conditions and ensure more stability in speed driving as well, keeping you on the road and going where you want to go.
This basic technology, which goes by a variety of names from various manufacturers , is becoming more and more standard on vehicles around the world. The feature is now required in all new cars in Europe, and is strongly encouraged in the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this safety device can reduce fatal crashes involving just one car (like skidding because of snow or losing control on a turn) by 36 percent. The decrease in accidents in more top-heavy vehicles like SUVs and trucks is even higher.
In addition to keeping you safe in the worst conditions, ESP will save you money in the short term. Some insurance providers have been offering incentives to customers in select states who make the choice to protect themselves and their vehicles with ESP or another electronic stability control system.
Every Mercedes-Benz comes equipped with the top-of-the-line 3-Stage model to offer you the very best control of the road.
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