Auto Express: Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the Best Luxury Car image

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been crowned Best Luxury Car at the prestigious Auto Express New Car Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

Editor in Chief, David Johns said: “Mercedes-Benz redefined what we expect from the luxury car class with the S-Class, it still stands out like a beacon four years after its launch…the outstanding quality, effortless performance and superb refinement of the S-Class just couldn’t be matched by its rivals, old or new.”

Since the launch in 2006 the flagship model has continued to dominate sales in the luxury car segment with class leading innovative technology and the highest levels of comfort and style.

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars said: “It is fantastic to receive this accolade from Auto Express again this year. We are delighted that the S-Class has been awarded the Best Luxury Car title every year since we introduced the current car to the UK market, and it is going to get even better.”

Later this year the new-generation S-Class will arrive in the UK, and, will of course feature even more safety and technological enhancements, along with improved performance and efficiency. The combined fuel consumption of the

S 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is now 37.2 mpg, an improvement of 9% and CO2 emissions have been reduced by 21% to just 199 g/km. Standard equipment will now include Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Attention Assist while an enhanced version of Night View Assist Plus with pedestrian recognition, Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist will all be optionally available.

The interior of the new S-Class will boast class leading technology in the form of a new SPLITVIEW screen. The screen enables the driver and front passenger to view different content on the same screen, at the same time. The driver can see the navigation information while the passenger can watch a movie. When activated the pixels facing towards the driver are used for the driver’s image and the pixels oriented towards the front passenger are activated for their own image.