Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Best-Looking Car in the World
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan|
will be released in Australia during Q3 2009.
19th May, 2009
Some 100,000 readers of motoring magazine AUTO BILD have voted
the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class the best-looking car in the world. As well as electing the Saloon as the overall winner
amongst all new models, AUTO BILD readers voted the new E-Class Coupé into top place in the "Coupé and Cabriolet"
category. In making these choices, the readers have recognised two automotive new-comers which deliberately seek to
stand out with their individual 'character' and bold, distinctive design.
Personal taste is the decisive factor in the annual Design Award vote organised by AUTO BILD, Germany's largest
In this year's edition of the celebrated automotive contest the competing vehicles – all of which made their debut
in the market in the last year – were divided into five categories.
In the prestigious overall ranking it was the new E-Class that found favour with the readers of the magazine.
As a result, the world's most successful business saloon can also claim to be the most attractive new car in the
Mercedes-Benz Head of Design Gorden Wagener commented: "Our new E-Class stands for status, quality, highly
advanced technology and driving pleasure – and it also reflects these attributes in its self-confident
"All these factors mean that the new E-Class promises to be a real trend-setter."
Of course, there is much more to the world's best-looking car than just its appearance.
The special characteristics of the E-Class include a unique combination of driving assistance systems. Among them
are features such as drowsiness detection, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and the DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control system
which plays an important role in helping to prevent rear-end collisions.
Other characteristics typical of the E-Class are the high level of long-distance comfort, the high-quality
materials used in the interior, the painstaking workmanship and the perfect ergonomics.
What's more, independent analysts judge that the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers the best value retention in its
The new E-Class Coupé, which AUTOBILD readers voted the most attractive newcomer in the Coupé and Cabriolet
category, deliberately announces its close kinship with the new E-Class Saloon.
But despite the family resemblance, it projects its own, distinct personality through its special emotional appeal
and sportier character – attributes which confirm that the great coupé tradition is alive and well at