The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been selected as the ‘Best Luxury Car’ by the judges of the UK Car of the Year.
The S-Class has enjoyed a strong start to its first full year on-sale in the UK – proving a hit with customers as it leads the registration figures for luxury cars and sets new benchmarks in refinement, technology and safety.
In awarding the title, the judges commented: “The S-Class is one of the few cars in the world where you would happily spend as much time in the back as you would behind the wheel. Impressive driving dynamics, coupled with a host of cutting-edge technologies, have seen Mercedes set new standards for the sector.”
The S-Class range – comprising three petrol engines and one diesel – is set to expand to include a choice of four-, six-, eight- or 12-cylinder engines. The line-up will include three hybrids – led by the S 500 Plug-in Hybrid, due to arrive towards the end of the year.
Created with the aim of being the ‘best car in the world’, the new S-Class takes comfort, refinement, safety and personalisation to new levels. For example, over 100 electric motors powering an array of comfort features can be fitted to the interior of the S-Class – 54 in the seats alone. Seven ambient colours can be chosen for the interior while Magic Body Control on the eight-cylinder models provides the smoothest ride imaginable through clever stereo cameras scanning the road ahead and changing the suspension settings accordingly.