Mercedes-Benz gets an A from fleet managers
Mercedes-Benz has won the prestigious Fleet Car of the Year Award for the first time with the A-Class overcoming the challenge of almost 20 other competing models. Becoming just the sixth manufacturer in the 31-year history of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Awards to gain the accolade.
The ACFO Awards celebrate manufacturers who supply cost-effective, reliable and efficient vehicles to the fleet market. They are highly prized because unlike many other awards they reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers.
More than 10,000 A-Class’ have been bought by fleet customers in the UK so far this year, an 84 per cent increase over 2013.
This year the A-Class range was expanded with the launch of the A 180 CDI ECO edition, priced from £21,965 OTR, featuring weight-saving measures, powertrain refinements and improved fuel consumption, producing 92 g/km CO2 and achieving 78.5 mpg.
The S 350 BlueTEC is top of the class
Meanwhile, there was further success for Mercedes-Benz when the S-Class was named the best luxury car of 2014 at the Recombu Awards.
Created with the aim of the being the ‘best car in the world’, the S-Class was commended for taking comfort and technology to new heights.
Recombu is an online platform for comparisons, features and guides on the latest vehicles and technology. The S 350 BlueTEC model highly impressed it’s judges, this is priced from £66,910 OTR and is available in AMG Line or as a long wheel base in SE Line L and AMG Line L.
Sales of the S-Class continue to grow in the UK with over 2,000 registrations to date in 2014.