Mercedes-Benz has won two awards at the 2019 Auto Express awards. The S-Class was named the ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ for the 6th consecutive year, while the E 300 de was named the ‘Premium Hybrid Car of the Year’.
The S-Class was praised for its innovative technology, excellent ride quality and interior comfort, while the E 300 de was recognised thanks to its hybrid technology, low running costs and comfortable interior.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief, Auto Express, said: “It’s status quo in the luxury car sector. Despite facelifts for some of its rivals, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is still the king of its class. Its case has only been strengthened by the addition of petrol-electric hybrid propulsion, but the diesels are still great and fit the character of the car wonderfully well. This is a great car to drive, but it’s even better to be driven in, with the option of business-class reclining seats that massage and cosset, ensuring that passengers arrive at their destinations fully refreshed.
Unlike most other hybrids, the Mercedes E 300 de has a diesel engine. That means it excels in zero-emission areas every bit as much as it does on the motorway. It boasts CO2 emissions of just 41g/km, and Mercedes-Benz claims that 202 mpg is possible, making it a great option for company-car drivers. There’s more than just financial benefits, though. The electric motor takes load off the diesel engine for a refined and comfortable drive, and a 0-62 mph time of 5.9 seconds is guaranteed to raise a smile.”
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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.