The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has won two prizes at the 2019 Company Car Today awards. The new A-Class was named the ‘Car of the Year’, as well as the ‘Premium Lower Medium Car of the Year’.
The A-Class was praised for its interior comfort, innovative technology and low running costs.
Paul Barker, editor of Company Car Today, said: “The A-Class will break new ground in the company car marketplace this spring when the tax-busting efficient new RDE2-compliant engines join the range, but they build on the foundation the new A-Class has already established in terms of classy design, high-quality cabin, advanced technology and top-line residual values.
“It’s a powerful combination that has set new levels for premium small cars, and the fact that Mercedes is the first company to launch new engines that will wipe out the four-band company car tax surcharge for fleet drivers is the icing in the cake. It’s a very deserving winner of our overall 2019 CCT100 Car of the Year award.”
The A-Class hatch is available with a choice of eight engines: A 180 d; A 180; A 200 d; A 200; A 220 d; A 220 (also available with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive), A 250 and A 35. Prices start at £23,075 for the A 180 SE. All A-Class models come as standard with twin seven-inch digital displays including a central touchscreen with MBUX multimedia system featuring ‘Hey Mercedes’ intelligent voice control.
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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.