Why has the Mercedes-Benz emblem been removed from bonnets?

Why don't Mercedes have the badge on the bonnet any more (except the S Class)? I find they all look much the same from a distance. I will no longer buy a Merc without one. Am I alone.

Asked on 16 November 2016 by Bernard J Goode

Answered by Honest John
The reason is pedestrian safety. Cannot get the necessary high NCAP score with a gizmo on the bonnet that could take a child's eye out.
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