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Fleet News Awards 2017: Best Executive Car - Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK head of fleet Rob East (left) collects the award from Elliot Scott, fleet director of Thrifty Car & Van RentalLaunched in spring 2016, the latest E-Class marks a huge step forward for Mercedes-Benz in the executive car sector, bringing new levels of comfort, technology and efficiency to market.

Available with diesel, petrol and plug-in petrol hybrid variants, as well as in saloon or estate body styles, the E-Class already has the important bases covered when it comes to choices for company executives.

Importantly for real-world emissions performance, the new 2.0-litre diesel engine, available in 150PS and 195PS power outputs, has been designed for future regulations, and contains features to ensure NOx treatments work efficiently even after cold starts or when ambient temperatures are low, and emissions are minimised.

The E-Class features next-generation driver assistance systems. While autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection is standard, there is more sophisticated technology on the options list.

Picture caption: Mercedes-Benz Cars UK head of fleet Rob East (left) collects the award from Elliot Scott, fleet director of Thrifty Car & Van Rental


  • Audi A6
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Jaguar XF
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Volvo S90/V90

Highly commended

  • Volvo S90/V90

Judges’ comments 

Innovative technology ensures the E-Class offers low real-world emissions, while comfortable seats and a smooth ride make it perfect for long distances. With refined drivetrains, low running costs and high residuals, the cavernous estate tips the balance in favour of the E-Class. 

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