Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 Receives Environmental Certificate

About two and half weeks after the Mercedes-Benz GLA (X156) was awarded with an environmental certificate from TÜV Süd, in accordance with the ISO 14062, it is now time for the newly-released C-Class (W205) to receive the same accolade.
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"Our engineers have pulled out all the stops in an effort to lower fuel consumption while at the same time further accentuating the car's sporty character. By employing an intelligent lightweight design with a high proportion of aluminium, for example, it has been possible to make the new C-Class up to 100 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. This means the mass that has to be accelerated and braked is lower, reducing fuel consumption and emissions while at the same time making the saloon more agile.” said Professor Dr. Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the new C-Class produces around 28 percent fewer CO2 emissions than the W204 generation of the C-Class when it was launched back in 2007. Keep in mind that those CO2 emissions are calculated over the course of the entire life cycle of the model, from its day of manufacture through the driving life, ending with the car's recycling.

Apart from achieving a 95 percent recycling rate by weight, the new model also has a mass of components made from recycled materials increased by 23 percent compared with the W204 generation of the car.

Not only that, but the 76 components made using natural materials in the new C-Class represent an increase of 55 percent compared with the outgoing model.
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