The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has won the 2017 Irish Car of the Year Award. It was announced in association with long-time awards sponsor Continental Tyres last week.
Irish motor writers hosted an awards event attended by Ireland’s car brands, importers, distributors & other motoring dignitaries.
Mercedes-Benz took the top award with their E-Class and also a category win with the C-Class Coupé, crowned Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017.
Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres said about the awards “Continental is delighted to be associated with Irish Car of the Year, an event that continues to be the highlight of the motoring year.”
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.”
The 2017 Irish Car of the Year Awards – Category Winners:
Suzuki Baleno – Irish Small Car of the Year 2017
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé – Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Irish Large Car of the Year 2017
Peugeot 2008 – Irish Small SUV of the Year 2017
Hyundai Tucson – Irish Medium SUV of the Year 2017
Ford Edge – Irish Large SUV of the Year 2017
Ford Mustang – Irish Performance/Sports Car of the Year 2017
The category winners were all in the running for the top honour with the judging panel of close to 30 journalists electing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class by a landslide margin.
The Irish Car of the Year title is the property of the Irish Motoring Writers Association, which is currently celebrating its 40th year.