The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been awarded the title of Irish Car of the Year 2017.
The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, October 27th, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry and were attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, distributors and other motoring dignitaries.
Stephen Byrne, Chief Executive, Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, said: “We are honoured to win the Irish Car of the Year 2017 award. This accolade bestowed by Irish motoring journalists is a recognition of the advanced technology and features to be found in the new generation E-Class.”
This year’s jury was made up of 30 jurors from across online, broadcast and print media, including this writer. Over 40 new cars launched in Ireland over the last year were eligible for the Awards.
John Galvin, Irish Car of the Year Committee member and Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA), said, “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”
Tom Dennigan from Irish Car of the Year sponsor Continental Tyres, said,“Continental is delighted to be associated with Irish Car of the Year, an event that continues to be the highlight of the motoring year.”
The category winners were as follows:
Irish Small Car of the Year 2017 – Suzuki Baleno
Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017 – Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé
Irish Large Car of the Year 2017 – Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017 – Peugeot 2008
Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017 – Hyundai Tucson
Irish Large SUV of the Year 2017 – Ford Edge
Irish Performance/Sports Car of the Year 2017 – Ford Mustang