Lighter in weight, outstandingly rigid, supremely comfortable: the intelligent and innovative lightweight design of the new C-Class Saloon gives it outstanding characteristics.
With the result: Thanks to the large number of aluminium components and ultra-high-strength materials in the new C-Class Saloon, the overall weight of the vehicle has been reduced by up to 100 kilograms.
We have systematically built on and extended our expertise in lightweight construction over the years. Today we are able to produce metal and plastic vehicle assemblies in a single process step.
The assemblies produced in this way are particularly lightweight and thus make an important contribution to weight reduction. The challenge we had to meet: solve the complex interaction of metal-forming and plastics injection-moulding.
The new C-Class Saloon not only complies with all current national safety ratings. It also meets the further-reaching Mercedes-Benz standards which aim to provide ultimate "real life safety".
The prerequisite for this is an extremely rigid safety passenger compartment. It is made primarily from high-strength and ultra-high-strength sheet steel and has specifically designed-in deformation zones, a rear end made from an aluminium composite design and an outer skin made almost entirely from aluminium.