March 10, 2003

Mercedes-Benz E-Class voted best sedan in “Europe’s No. 1 Car” awards

Stuttgart, Mar 07, 2003 In this year’s “Europe’s No. 1 Car” competition staged by the motoring publication “Auto Bild” and its 13 European partner publications, the readers and an expert jury voted the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the best new model to appear on the European market in 2002.

Mercedes-Benz was also presented with the innovation prize for the development of the PRE-SAFE safety system. This is the second award that the new, anticipatory occupant protection system has won in a matter of weeks, following the presentation of the Paul Pietsch Prize by the publication “auto motor und sport”. PRE-SAFE, which is fitted as standard in the S-Class, recognises when an accident is imminent and instantly acts to provide optimum protection for the occupants should a collision occur. The winner of the innovation prize is selected by the “Auto Bild” group’s 14 European editors.

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