28 March 2014

Lighter C-Class 'exemplary' to environment

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class soon to be launched in Ireland has had a weight trimming of 100kg compared to the current car, writes Brian Byrne, and the consequent reduction in fuel consumption has helped gain the new car an independent environmental certificate for its 'exemplary results' in life cycle assessment.

The certificate has been given to the car by the TUV Sud independent technical inspection authority in Germany.

Compared to the time of market launch of the predecessor car in 2007, CO2 emissions have been reduced by 28 percent. Over the entire life cycle of 200,000kms, the new car will have improved in CO2 emissions by 10 percent.