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Mercedes-Benz E-Class crowned Irish Car of the Year 2017


The Irish Car of the Year Awards in association with Continental Tyres took place last night, October 27th, at the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry. Journalists from print, online and broadcasting hosted a gala event attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers, distributors & other motoring dignitaries.

Michael Sheridan and John Galvin of the Irish Car of the Year committee, Ciaran Allen and Stephen Byrne of Mercedes-Benz and Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres Ireland with the overall winner of the Irish Car of the Year 2017 – Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Michael Sheridan and John Galvin of the Irish Car of the Year committee, Ciaran Allen and Stephen Byrne of Mercedes-Benz and Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres Ireland with the overall winner of the Irish Car of the Year 2017 – Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz took the top award with its E-Class and also a category win with the C-Class Coupé, crowned Irish Medium Car of the Year 2017.

Irish Car of the Year ICOTY committee member John Galvin commenetd: “We’ve had 40 years of Irish Car of the Year and the E-Class is an exceptional winner.”

Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres added: “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 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 E-Class by a landslide margin.