The Mercedes Benz S-Class has been crowned Best Luxury Car at the 2010 Fleet World Honours.
The Best Luxury Car award for the Mercedes Benz S-Class was presented to Adrian Freeman, Regional Corporate Sales Manager for Mercedes Benz UK at a special ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall on Tuesday 18th May 2010.
Steve Moody, Editor of Fleet World commented: "The luxury sector is about to become even more competitive, but all new entrants have one model to beat, a model that continues to define the very best in corporate motoring and luxury: the Mercedes Benz S-Class. New more efficient engines have made the line-up even more formidable than ever before."
The Mercedes Benz S 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, which accounts for 92 per cent of fleet sales, returns an impressive 37.2 mpg on the combined cycle whilst emitting just 199 g/km of CO2 and later in 2010 will become even cleaner and more efficient. With the introduction of the Mercedes Benz S 350 BlueTEC, Mercedes Benz will be the first manufacturer to offer a vehicle that already meets EU 6 standards that don't come into effect in the UK until 2014.
The unique BlueTEC technology significantly reduces the only gas constituents that are higher in diesel engines than in petrol engines, therefore reducing emissions and improving efficiency.
Colin Niklas, National Corporate Sales Manager for Mercedes Benz UK said: "We are delighted that the 2010 Fleet World Honours judging panel has once again awarded the S-Class with the accolade of Best Luxury Car. The S-Class is well recognised as being at the fore front of new technology as well as offering the ultimate in luxurious surroundings, extreme comfort and of course great efficiency."
Many features of the Mercedes Benz S-Class are unique and remain unrivalled by competitors. New safety features making the Mercedes Benz S-Class one of the safest cars on the road.
Adaptive Highbeam is now standard on the Mercedes Benz S-Class and uses eight stages of graduation from dipped to main beam to ensure that maximum visible range from the headlights is available at all time, without dazzling other road users. Another unique standard feature of the Mercedes Benz S-Class is Attention Assist which monitors over 70 parameters to detect the onset of drowsiness so it can alert the driver to take a break, crucially, before they fall asleep.
Torque vectoring brakes ensure precise cornering without compromising driving dynamics, while Distronic Plus significantly reduces driver strain in start stop traffic through the use of long and medium range radars by keeping the car a set distance from the vehicle in front.
The Mercedes Benz S-Class continues to impress and be the envy of the boardroom as the halo company car for others to aspire to.Published 20 May 2010