Mercedes-Benz is on constant development and now, the German carmaker says that the next generation of the C-Class will be lighter, thanks to Aluminium.
A senior Mercedes Executive has hinted that the next generation C-Class, which should hit the markets in a few years, will be lighter, owing to new construction methods that enable aluminium to be used to a great extent.
According to reports, the next C-Class will benefit from advanced joining technologies including steel welded to aluminum.
Aluminium has a lot of advantages over traditional steel. It is corrosion free and also, every pound of aluminium used replaces two pounds of steel.
One of the difficulties faced while using aluminium is when welding. It is difficult to weld aluminium to steel because of different melting points of both metals. Two notable carmakers who have mastered the technique are General Motors and Honda.