Mercedes-Benz has been drip-feeding information about its upcoming new S-Class which is being unveiled in September, and the latest disclosure is that it will be the world’s first car with frontal airbags for rear passengers.

Many cars have side and curtain airbags in the rear doors, but this will be the first time back seat passengers will be protected in the event of a frontal impact, by means of airbags mounted in the front seats....

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