Mercedes S-Class named luxury car of the year

The Mercedes S-Class has been voted luxury car of the year for 2007 by Fleet News, the fifth time that the magazine has presented the model with this accolade.

Commenting on the decision behind the award, Fleet News described the S-Class as "the absolute pinnacle".

The magazine praised the car’s style, comfort, space and safety innovations, saying that it "covers all the bases" required of a luxury vehicle.

Kevin West, national sales manager for the Mercedes group, said: "This important accolade proves that S-Class is uniquely popular with all types of customer whether private or corporate.

"It is unique in offering the very best technology and state-of-the-art engines in a perennially-desirable product."

Mr West also outlined the latest innovations that have appeared in the most recent S-Class model, including NightView Assist, a system that makes night-time driving easier and Pre-Safe braking, the first globally available technology that automatically brakes ahead of an impending impact.

The Fleet News accolade follows the S-Class’ recent win in its category at the WhatCar? awards, the seventh time it has been recognised by the magazine.

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