Mercedes-Benz celebrates multiple victories at 2018 Auto Express awards

Mercedes-Benz has won a pair of awards at the 2018 Auto Express awards. The newly revised C-Class was named ‘Best Compact Executive Car of the Year’, while the flagship S-Class was named ‘Best Luxury Car of the Year’.

The new C-Class was praised thanks to its new range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, comfortable interior and practicality. For the fifth year in a row, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been named ‘Best Luxury Car’. The S-Class continues to stand out thanks to its excellent ride quality, innovative technology and class-leading interior comfort.

Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief, Auto Express, commented: “For a compact exec to succeed, it must blend a decent turn of performance, efficiency, refinement and practicality, all wrapped up in a prestigious package. Thanks to a number of recent updates, the latest C-Class serves up all of these things, making it the most compelling choice in the market.”

Steve added: “Following a facelift last year that only improved the breed, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class scoops our Luxury Car of the Year title yet again. Imperious ride quality, even more advanced tech, genuine luxury and relaxing comfort mean this is still the finest car in this class.”

At the same event, EVO magazine celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the magazine chose Tobias Moers – Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH – as its ‘Best Person of the past 20 years’.

For more information on the C-Class or S-Class, please visit:
www.mercedes-benz.co.uk.

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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.

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