Mercedes-Benz E-Class Named 2017 World Car of the Year

April 20th, 2017 by

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Named 2017 World Luxury Car of the Year

What earns a luxury car the distinction of being world-renowned? Ground-breaking technology, style, and performance epitomized by the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. At the New York International Auto Show on April 12, the World Car Awards named the E-Class 2017’s World Luxury Car of the Year.

The World Car Awards are deliberated upon every year by a committee of astute automotive journalists from around the world with far-reaching prestige, extensive expertise, and a dedicated media following. Designed to test automobiles with complete objectivity, credibility, and integrity, these awards allow car experts to come together and choose the true best-of-the-best. (No pun intended! Check out our accolades here.)

It should come as no surprise that this year is not the first World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz—the S-Class Coupe and the S-Class Sedan earned the distinction in 2015 and 2014, respectively. Mercedes-Benz also made World Car history in 2015 with a triple-category win for World Car of the Year (C-Class), World Luxury Car (S-Class Coupe), and World Performance Car (AMG® GTS).

This latest recognition honors the incredible research and engineering that has gone into making the all new E-Class a benchmark of luxury. Here are just a few of the features that caught the eyes of this year’s judges:

  • Interior Design with a Human Touch—With fluid lines and crystal-clear displays, the cabin of the E-Class is designed with optimal aesthetic and ergonomic sense at the forefront. From the eye-catching sustainable wood grain to its fine-tailored seats sculpted to match the body’s muscles, this vehicle combines function with an exotic, spa-like ambiance, even including aromatherapy and hot stone massage features.
  • Tech at Your Fingertips—With a smart control pad on either side of the steering wheel, you can navigate the wealth of features the E-Class has to offer comfortably and quickly. You can swipe and select customizable features for both the central screen and the gauge display with your thumb, allowing you to access and adjust information without interrupting your flow.
  • Safety to Ease the Mind—Luxury comes in the form of peace-of-mind with the E-Class as well. As the most technologically advanced automobile on the road, drivers are treated to the latest Mercedes-Benz innovations, including PRESAFE® Sound to protect your ears in the case of an impact, Car-to-X Communication to keep you connected to the world around you in real time, and DRIVE PILOT, taking intelligent cruise control to an entirely new level.

To learn more about these and other incredible features that earned the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the 2017 World Luxury Car of the Year Award, visit Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.


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