Mercedes-Benz has won two awards at this year’s BusinessCar awards. The all-new A-Class was named ‘Best Premium Compact Car’, while the flagship S-Class won the ‘Best Luxury Car’ title.
The A-Class, which was launched earlier this year, was praised for its luxurious interior and innovative technology, all while maintaining low running costs. The S-Class continues to be recognised for its comfortable interior, clever technology and range of refined petrol and diesel engines.
Simon Harris, editor, BusinessCar, commented: “The latest A-Class sets new benchmarks in the highly competitive compact premium car sector, ensuring its desirability for company car choosers while offering low operating costs for fleets.
“Our judging panel also liked its high-tech features, enjoyable driving experience and excellent all-round appeal.
“The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been a benchmark in the luxury saloon sector, and has been a pioneer in vehicle safety over the years. Recent updates ensure it maintains its position, whether used by chauffeur companies or as a company car for chief executives.”
The A-Class is now available with a choice of five frugal engines: A 180 d; A 180; A 200; A 220 and A 250. Prices start at £22,850 for the entry-level A 180 SE. The A-Class showcases the company’s all-new MBUX infotainment system, which includes a high-resolution touchscreen and ‘Hey Mercedes’ intelligent voice control.
The A 220 and A 250 are optionally available with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive. The A-Class Saloon is also now on sale, with prices starting from £27,895.
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About Mercedes-Benz Cars in the UK
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all Mercedes-Benz Cars and services in Britain (including smart).
As well as selling cars, parts, and service, the company runs Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands – a brand experience centre in Weybridge, Surrey. Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed over 3 million visitors since it opened in 2006.
The Mercedes-Benz UK group of companies directly employs over 4000 people, and 11,000 at independent retailers. Over 500 Apprentices have passed their professional qualifications at the company’s in-house Training Academy. The UK is also home to Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1™ team.
Mercedes-AMG was founded as AMG in 1967 by two former Daimler-Benz motor sport engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher. The company forged its reputation on the racetrack, from the legendary ‘Red Pig’ to the 190 race car, which won over 50 DTM victories between 1988 and 1993 to the latest GT3, which took the first four places at the 2016 Nürburgring 24-hour race. AMG is also synonymous with powerful, bespoke road cars, with a model range encompassing hatchbacks, saloons, estates and SUVs, as well as coupés, including the GT series. Today, over 1,100 employees work for Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, and in 2016 the brand delivered almost 100,000 vehicles worldwide.