Body


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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon from the W 204 series. Produced since 2007. Illustration, 2007.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    The Intelligent Light System developed by Mercedes-Benz provides five different lighting functions that are configured for typical driving and weather conditions.
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    Compared with the conventional tilting/sliding sunroof, the glass pane on the new panoramic sliding roof is almost twice as big -- it extends from the front windscreen to the rear windscreen. At the push of a button, the front part of the roof rises and shifts backward over the fixed glass section while a wind deflector comes up at the front.
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    The exterior mirrors on the new C-Class make a valuable contribution to the driver‘s perceptual safety. Consequently Mercedes-Benz has significantly enlarged the mirror surfaces. To ensure the mirrors always provide a clear view to the rear, they are electrically heated as standard.
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    At 0.27 the C-Class achieves the best Cd figure in its market segment for notchback saloons. Rear axle lift, important in terms of handling and braking stability, has been further improved compared with the outgoing model -- from 0.09 to 0.07. Mercedes engineers also tested the car‘s aero-acoustics in the wind tunnel using newly developed systems.
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    Preventing dirt accumulating on exterior mirrors, side windows and the rear window in poor weather is crucial to safe driving. That is why Mercedes-Benz has always paid particular attention to this issue and made further improvements with the new C-Class. The side windows and rear window tend to stay clean even at high speed.
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    Preventing dirt accumulating on exterior mirrors, side windows and the rear window in poor weather is crucial to safe driving. That is why Mercedes-Benz has always paid particular attention to this issue and made further improvements with the new C-Class. The side windows and rear window tend to stay clean even at high speed.
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    At 0.27 the C-Class achieves the best Cd figure in its market segment for notchback saloons. Rear axle lift, important in terms of handling and braking stability, has been further improved compared with the outgoing model -- from 0.09 to 0.07. Mercedes engineers also tested the car‘s aero-acoustics in the wind tunnel using newly developed systems.
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    Preventing dirt accumulating on exterior mirrors, side windows and the rear window in poor weather is crucial to safe driving. That is why Mercedes-Benz has always paid particular attention to this issue and made further improvements with the new C-Class. The side windows and rear window tend to stay clean even at high speed.
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    Preventing dirt accumulating on exterior mirrors, side windows and the rear window in poor weather is crucial to safe driving. That is why Mercedes-Benz has always paid particular attention to this issue and made further improvements with the new C-Class. The side windows and rear window tend to stay clean even at high speed.
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    The new C-Class was awarded an environmental certificate from the German technical inspection authority (TÜV). 32 components with a combined weight of about 40 kilograms are made from high-quality recycled plastics, significantly more than on the outgoing model.
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    New, specially contoured tail lights replace the conventional airflow breakaway edges to improve aerodynamics.
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    The Digital Prototype was used to optimise the body’s aerodynamic characteristics right from the initial development stage.
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    The Digital Prototype was used to optimise the body’s aerodynamic characteristics right from the initial development stage.
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    The Digital Prototype was used to optimise the body’s aerodynamic characteristics right from the initial development stage.
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    The Digital Prototype was used to optimise the body’s aerodynamic characteristics right from the initial development stage.
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    The main floor consists of three sheet metal panels laser-welded together and then given the required shape. One new feature is the continuous longitudinal floor members, which are extremely important both in terms of occupant safety and body stiffness; they run up to the cross member under the rear seats, strengthening the entire floor structure and producing noticeably better vibration characteristics of the body. The B-pillars consist of four sheet-metal shells.
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    The main floor consists of three sheet metal panels laser-welded together and then given the required shape. One new feature is the continuous longitudinal floor members, which are extremely important both in terms of occupant safety and body stiffness; they run up to the cross member under the rear seats, strengthening the entire floor structure and producing noticeably better vibration characteristics of the body. The B-pillars consist of four sheet-metal shells.
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    Despite a noticeable improvement in terms of safety, space and comfort, the bodyshell of the new C-Class is eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Around 70 percent of all the body shell panels on the new C-Class are made from these steels – a new benchmark in passenger car development.
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    Despite a noticeable improvement in terms of safety, space and comfort, the bodyshell of the new C-Class is eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Around 70 percent of all the body shell panels on the new C-Class are made from these steels – a new benchmark in passenger car development.
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    The main floor consists of three sheet metal panels laser-welded together and then given the required shape. One new feature is the continuous longitudinal floor members, which are extremely important both in terms of occupant safety and body stiffness; they run up to the cross member under the rear seats, strengthening the entire floor structure and producing noticeably better vibration characteristics of the body. The B-pillars consist of four sheet-metal shells.
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    Despite a noticeable improvement in terms of safety, space and comfort, the bodyshell of the new C-Class is eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Around 70 percent of all the body shell panels on the new C-Class are made from these steels – a new benchmark in passenger car development.
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    Despite a noticeable improvement in terms of safety, space and comfort, the bodyshell of the new C-Class is eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Around 70 percent of all the body shell panels on the new C-Class are made from these steels – a new benchmark in passenger car development.
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    The bulkhead comes in four sections. As such the Mercedes engineers can use various different material strength thicknesses to match the forces encountered during an accident and further help reduce weight. Since the load on the bulkhead in the event of a frontal collision is greatest in the lower section, the panel used at this point is up to 56 percent thicker than the panel used for the upper section.
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    The side members extend well forward, so as to brace the wheel in the event of an offset frontal collision, preventing it from moving up into the footwell. Mercedes-Benz has also developed special struts and additional impact-absorbing elements in the wheel arches to provide specific support and location of the front wheels. The struts are slanted to prevent the passenger cell from being forced down in the event of a collision.
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    Despite a noticeable improvement in terms of safety, space and comfort, the bodyshell of the new C-Class is eight kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Around 70 percent of all the body shell panels on the new C-Class are made from these steels – a new benchmark in passenger car development.
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    The side members extend well forward, so as to brace the wheel in the event of an offset frontal collision, preventing it from moving up into the footwell. Mercedes-Benz has also developed special struts and additional impact-absorbing elements in the wheel arches to provide specific support and location of the front wheels. The struts are slanted to prevent the passenger cell from being forced down in the event of a collision.
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