MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS SCOOPS TWO AWARDS AT 2017 FLEET WORLD HONOURS

The E-Class has been named ‘Best New Car’ and ‘Best Executive Car’ at this year’s prestigious Fleet World Honours.

Recognised as one of the most technologically advanced cars in its segment, the E-Class was praised thanks to its refinement, comfort and good looks.

Alex Grant, editor of Fleet World magazine, said: “Mercedes-Benz has reset the benchmarks for the executive segment with the new E-Class. It’s a technological showcase, featuring new-generation diesel engines and the latest connectivity and driver assistance features. With comfort and refinement to live up to its downsized S-Class styling, it’s made its rivals look dated.”

Rob East, Head of Fleet, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK, added: “The new E-Class has been on sale for a year and has been a huge success. We sold over 12,000 new E-Class Saloons in 2016, of which 41% were fleet registrations. The E-Class Estate was also recently added to the range and adds another level of practicality, alongside industry-leading technology and a new, even more refined, diesel engine.”

The new E-Class is one of the safest cars in its segment, with systems such as active bonnet; Active Brake Assist; Attention Assist; and adaptive brake lights all standard. Customers can also opt for the Driving Assistance Plus package, which means the vehicle can maintain a set distance behind other vehicles – with new functionality that allows it to follow the car in front. In combination with Comand Online navigation, the system also has Speed Limit Pilot, which can adjust the vehicle’s speed to camera-detected limits or those logged in the navigation. Also included are: Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function; Evasive Steering Assist; and Pre-Safe Impulse Side.

The E-Class Coupé is available to order now, with first cars arriving from May. The new E-Class Cabriolet will complete the range with its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon is available from £35,160. For details of the full E-Class range, please visit: www.mercedes-benz.co.uk.

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For more information you can contact:

Debbie Hull
Communications Director,
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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Rory Lumsdon
PR Manager,
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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Jo Watkins
Senior Press Officer,
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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Sheena Hamilton
Senior Press Officer,
Brand and Lifestyle Communications,
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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Rachel Goodwin
Press Officer,
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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Lucie Wolstenholme
Press Fleet Coordinator
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd
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About Mercedes-Benz in the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all Daimler products and services in Britain. 

As well as selling cars, vans, trucks, 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 colleagues 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 HighPerformancePowertrains and the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula 1™ team, where 1000 dedicate their work to Grand Prix Engineering.

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