The Award-Winning Mercedes-Benz E-Class and GLC

30.01.2017

Mercedes-Benz had an incredible year in 2016, receiving high praise in New Zealand’s premier motoring awards, including being named the Supreme Car of the Year Winner by the AA New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild, the National Business Review, and Driven, for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
2016 AA New Zealand Car of the Year
Supreme Car of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year - E-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has trumped all competition, across all vehicle categories, and been recognised as New Zealand’s best car for 2016. 
It has also been recognised as the best luxury vehicle in the New Zealand market.
Following months of exhaustive testing, the NZ Motoring Writer’s Guild President, Liz Dobson said “Mercedes-Benz says that this 10th generation E-Class has leapt forward two decades with its technology, and having driven it extensively at the global launch, in Australia and on New Zealand roads, I have to agree. But it's not only the outstanding passive and active safety features that make this car a winner, it also has a cabin and front dash that is futuristic, while the exterior styling make it a head turner."
Given the rigorous, independent testing process employed by the New Zealand Motoring Writer’s Guild employs, there can be no doubt that the judges were seriously impressed with the outstanding technological features, lavish appointments and stunning design of the new E-Class.
2016 National Business Review Car of the Year
Supreme Car of the Year - E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has received critical acclaim from The National Business Review, and been awarded with the 2016 Supreme Car of the Year for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The National Business Review’s motoring writer, Cameron Officer, said that “... the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the high-water mark within the German manufacturer’s deep pool of talents. What’s more, it’s an executive sedan taking technology to a new level without compromising on a grand sense of occasion. 
2016 Driven Car of the Year
Supreme Car of the Year and Luxury Car of the Year - E-Class.
Supreme Car of the Year – Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Completing a stellar year for Mercedes-Benz in 2016, the new E-Class has also been awarded the 2016 Driven Car of the Year title.
Driven Editor, Liz Dobson said “Though the all-new E-Class takes its exterior design cues from the C-Class and S-Class, it's what is under the bonnet, behind the five cameras around the car and in the boot, where one of the computers is stored, that gives it such a leap of technology and has impressed Driven's judges and the motoring media worldwide.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was also awarded the Luxury Car of the Year title by the Driven judges. 
Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has also been recognised:
2016 AA New Zealand Car of the Year: Safest Car of the Year - GLC.
2016 National Business Review Car of the Year: Crossover Car of the Year - GLC. 
  • E-Class: 2016 AA Supreme Car of the Year
  • E-Class: 2016 AA Luxury Car of the Year
  • E-Class: 2016 NBR Supreme Car of the Year
  • E-Class: 2016 Driven Supreme Car of the Year
  • E-Class: 2016 Driven Luxury Car of the Year
  • GLC: 2016 AA Safest Car of the Year
  • GLC: 2016 NBR Crossover Car of the Year