The new Mercedes-Benz E 220 d AMG Line Saloon has been voted as ‘Executive Car of the Year’ at the 2016 Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards.
Since its release earlier this year, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has received widespread plaudits for being one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced within the executive car class. This was also a large factor in the decision at this year’s Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards, where the E-Class 220 d AMG Saloon was praised for its combination of advanced safety technology and its ‘roomy’ and ‘comfortable’ interior – all characteristics of a great executive car.
Editor of Professional Driver Magazine, Mark Bursa, said: “The new E 220 d is a formidable vehicle, taking on a lot of safety technology and interior finish from the S-Class. It’s roomy and comfortable, and it is still the benchmark executive car for chauffeurs.”
Rob East, Head of Fleet, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK, added: “The E-Class is a hugely important model for us – it’s at the very heart of our brand. It’s one of our longest serving models and it’s great to see the car still getting the recognition it deserves. The newest E-Class takes style, comfort and technology to a new level, making it the perfect executive package.”
The E 220 d is fitted with a new 2.1-litre diesel engine which is more refined and economical than ever. Also this year, Mercedes-Benz added an estate version to the luxurious E-Class range to create even more variation within an already attractive range of cars.
Professional Driver magazine is the UK’s monthly publication aimed at the private hire, chauffeur and taxi industry. The Executive Car of the Year Award for the new E-Class was one of seven awards presented at the Professional Driver Awards dinner in November.
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