2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be lighter and more fuel-efficient

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 23, 2013

We already know that Mercedes-Benz released the first photos with the interior of its 2015 C-Class earlier this week but today, the German manufacturer revealed more details of its upcoming sedan. It appears that the new C-Class will have a new aluminum hybrid body, making it the "lightweight construction trailblazer" in its segment.

As a result, the body and bodyshell are 70 kg lighter than conventional production using steel, while the entire vehicle is around 100 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Moreover, the 2015 C-Class will use less fuel and promises to set a new standard in its segment. Despite the weight drop, the body and bodyshell have been designed to deliver impressive crash safety.

Furthermore, the new C-Class will deliver a high level of driving pleasure on winding roads thanks to a newly designed 4-link link front axle, which provides excellent axle kinematics.

Mercedes-Benz says that the 2015 C-Class comes as standard with a steel suspension and it is the first vehicle in its segment to offer an air suspension (AIRMATIC) on the front and rear axles.

Some of the new safety features include a new sensor for the front passenger airbag that can detect every child seat installed and automatically deactivates the airbag as well as the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2014 C-lass for the European market) will be introduced in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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