Experts from the fleet industry have voted two Mercedes Benz models as the best business cars in their sector. The E-Class and S-Class Saloon ranges have between them won eight awards so far this year.

The Fleet News panel of 12 industry judges explained why the E-Class won its category: "The new E-Class represents a huge leap forward in the executive sector and moves the goalposts for competitors. With a wide choice of petrol and common rail diesel engines, the latest E-Class is built as well as any car in this sector and is also fabulous to drive. As an aspirational car, few come close to it."

The flagship S-Class Saloon retained the luxury car title it has won every year since 2000. Fleet News said: "The S-Class remains the ultimate in luxury motoring. A comprehensive revision during 2002 has introduced a whole catalogue of improvements, particularly in the cockpit, along with new class-leading safety features. Tax-efficient engines and a long wheelbase version add up to an unbeatable package - one of the easiest choices any company head will make in the boardroom."

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director Mercedes Car Group, commented: "It's been a fantastic start to 2003 for Mercedes Benz, and our products have won a brace of honours from across the motoring spectrum. For our models to win the endorsement of the expert Fleet News judges is high praise indeed. Business users and private buyers alike look to these awards to reflect excellence in the industry, and the judges' comments show that as well as being desirable, Mercedes Benz motoring can be cost-effective, too."

The latest trophies bring the tally already awarded so far this year to 11.

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Published : 26/03/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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