With its exceptionally generous equipment levels, class-leading comfort, superior safety standards and extensive range of engines, the S-Class has retained its position at the top of the UK’s luxury saloon sector, winning Best Luxury Car for an astonishing seventh consecutive year at the Auto Express New Car Awards.
The New Car Awards are the annual celebration of the best new cars available on the market, and are voted for by Auto Express readers.
Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said: “No rival can match the peerless comfort, refinement and all-round appeal of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is why it has won our Best Luxury Car Award seven times. It is a technological tour de force that oozes class and desirability.”
The S-Class has always been the industry trailblazer when it comes to safety, comfort and driver assistance technologies, including the Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Advanced Parking Guidance, Attention Assist, BAS Brake Assist, DIRECT CONTROL suspension, PRE-SAFE and COMAND system with Speed Limit Assist.
Marcus Breitschwerdt, President and CEO Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd, commented: “We never take winning awards for granted, and it is fantastic that all the updates we’ve done for this iconic car have once again paid off by getting the coveted Auto Express Award. The latest BlueTEC models use some of the most advanced, clean engine technology – with emissions that would have made a family hatch proud only a few years ago – all in a large, luxurious saloon.”
As the flagship model in its saloon family, the S-Class represents the hallmark of Mercedes-Benz design. When the Mercedes-Benz 220 model – the originator of today’s S-Class range – arrived in 1951, it single-handedly created the luxury limousine class and became the definitive luxury standard against which all subsequent rivals would be measured.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the first car in the world to receive the TÜV Environmental Certificate (the TÜV Group is one of the world’s largest independent product certification organisations) which takes into account the entire life of the car, and the total impact the car has on the environment from well to wheel.