Irish Car of the Year 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes top award
The Irish car of the year awards took place on October 27, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry. The event was attended by journalists, broadcasters, leading car brands, distributors, importers and other representatives from the motoring industry.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class took the top award and the German car manufacturer also had a category win with the C-Class Coupé which was awarded Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017.
The Chief Executive of Mercedes-Benz in Ireland, Stephen Byrne, 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.”
Michael Sheridan, who is an ICOTY (International Car of the Year) Committee member, said, “E-Class has set the bar to new heights.” Another committee member, John Galvin, had this to say, “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”
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.”
The category winners:
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
The judging panel was made up of about 30 journalists electing E-Class for the top honour by a landslide margin. This year's, Irish Car of the Year committee comprised of Bob Flavin, John Galvin, Michael Moroney and Michael Sheridan.