MotorTrend Names the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2021 Car of the Year
MotorTend has awarded the Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup with the 2021 “Golden Calipers” for Car of the Year. This accolade is one of the most prestigious and sought-after honors among the worlds automotive manufacturers.
“The E-Class carries the stout imprimatur of old-school luxury, from the graining of the wood to the suppleness of the leather seats, to the consistency of design all around the exterior and interior. Yet it also carries the latest in automotive technology, be it in the realm of safety, assisted driving, or infotainment,” said Mark Rechtin, MotorTrend editor-in-chief. “There is something simply reassuring about sitting inside a whisper-quiet-yet-thunderous Mercedes- Benz.”
The E-Class went up against 18 other vehicles with 30 total variants and MotorTrend judges still chose the E-Class as the clear winner. The E-Class delivers safety, efficiency,value, design advancement, engineering excellence, and top-tier performance.
The E-Class extends its brilliance across all body types and performance measures. Whatever the shape or task, the E-Class excels.
The sedan is firmly in the “family transport” category but does not sacrifice performance when asked. The coupe is rigid and gutsy, while the convertible’s top-down “Air Cap” and “Air Scarf” will keep your torso warm and your hair perfectly coiffed. And the AMG® E 63 S Wagon is a thunderbolt that will transform anyone’s preconceived notion of a Montessori-mobile.
“It is a true honor for the MotorTrend team to recognize the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class family with this prestigious and highly coveted award,” said Adam Chamberlain, Vice President of Sales, Mercedes-Benz USA.
“As the heart of our brand, the E-Class offers a highly compelling combination of distinctive design, luxurious interior appointments, advanced technology and sophisticated safety systems.
This seamless interplay of emotion and intelligence appeals to both the hearts and minds of our customers.”