sgCarMart – If what you 'C' here is what you get, you'd be driving in the lap of S-Class luxury for about half the price. Indeed, the latest C-Class looks like a stylishly shrunken scale model of Mercedes' flagship saloon, especially when viewed from the rear three-quarter angle. Besides boasting some of the S-Class' grand style, the C-Class now also offers a few top-of-the-line features worthy of, well, a flagship.
Compared to the old W204 C-Class, the new W205 is up to 100kg lighter, of which 40kg comes from the greater use of aluminium in the bodywork - 48 percent of total surface area (including the roof, doors, bonnet, front fenders and boot lid), versus nine percent for the predecessor (whose 2011 mid-life update included a bonnet made from the light metal instead of steel). By vehicle weight, aluminium now makes up 24 percent, versus just four percent for the old C.
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