How is it that Mercedes cars have plastic headlamp lenses?
I was shocked at this.
- NeilLv 73 months ago
Most, if not all, modern cars have plastic headlamp lenses.
They are cheaper, less likely to break, lighter and offer better pedestrian protection than glass lenses.
Glass headlamp lenses were pretty-much phased out during the 1990s.
- zipperLv 63 months ago
WHY? Most cars to day have plastic lens, it is very rare to fine one with glass any more, and those are most likely custom jobs! Plastic is far lighter than glass and they want to reduce weight, also it does not brake as easy as glass.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Part of it is weight, Part of it is shatter resistant, part of it is resistance to rock chipping, part of it is so that those that stick their tongue out to lick the glass do not freeze their tongue to the car...on very cold glass.. They have done this since the 60's
- John AldenLv 73 months ago
Lighter weight, better optically.
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- JetDocLv 73 months ago
Nearly ALL cars have plastic headlight lenses these days, Skippy. Plastic is actually stronger and less likely to be damaged than glass.
- Jay PLv 73 months ago
Most cars do these days...
- FØXY ÐïLv 53 months ago
So a pedestrian doesn't get cut to pieces in the event of an accident.
- 3 months ago
weight considerations maybe
- 3 months ago
All cars have plastic headlamp lenses. It's safer and they are more robust.
- Aster RhoidsLv 63 months ago
You won't be shocked if you own a Lamborghini Gallardo and 2020 Toyota Supra.
Are you buying a c8 Corvette?