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Mercedes-Benz E-Class named UK Car of the Year

Published 24 February 2017

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned UK Car of the Year by a panel of judges from the British motoring media, including Editor of HonestJohn.co.uk, David Ross.

There are 12 categories in the UK Car of the Year awards, judged by 27 of Britain’s most experienced motoring journalists. The E-Class was named Best Executive Car and also took the overall crown, just beating the Volvo V90 and Jaguar F-Pace, which were awarded joint second place.

Speaking about the winner, David Ross, editor of HonestJohn.co.uk, said: "If you’re looking for a near perfect car – surely this is it. The E-Class is just sublime. Comfortable, quiet and quick – it’s a very easy car to love."

"Mercedes-Benz has a long history of creating impressive saloon cars and the new E-Class continues this trend and raises the bar in the executive vehicle sector. Stunning inside and out, it takes driver and passengers into the realms of luxury. The level of technology – and the attention to detail – at your fingertips is astounding," said John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards.

Fellow director, Alisdair Suttie, added: "The E-Class has it all and does it very well. Refinement, comfort and style that mean you want for nothing else."

The full list of winners is as follows.

Best Small Hatch – Hyundai Ioniq
Best Family Car – Toyota Prius
Best Executive Car – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Best Luxury Car – Rolls-Royce Dawn
Best Estate Car – Volvo V90
Best MPV – Renault Scenic/Grand Scenic
Best Crossover – SEAT Ateca
Best Large Crossover – Jaguar F-Pace
Best Coupe – Porsche 718 Cayman
Best Cabriolet – Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Best Sports Car – Porsche 718 Boxster
Best Performance Car – Ford Focus RS


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