The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been crowned Best Luxury Car at the Auto Express New Car Honours 2008, winning the title for the third consecutive year.

Editor in Chief, David Johns commented that "few cars have reigned over such competitive sectors with such complete authority as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.  To many there simply isn't a better limousine.  Beautifully engineered both inside and out, it's one of those rare cars that is as good to drive as it is to be driven in".

Dermot Kelly, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz said: "S-Class has been an enduring success with press and customers alike and accounted for one in every four luxury saloon sales last year.  We are delighted that Auto Express still recognises S-Class as the best luxury car in the sector."

The award-winning S-Class family has been the flagship model by which all others were judged for over 50 years during which it has continued to offer innovative technology, enhanced safety features including Nightview Assist, Brake Assist PLUS and DISTRONIC PLUS as well as supreme comfort for passengers in the spacious cabin and for the driver at the wheel.

As well as epitomising luxury, style and comfort the truly refined S-Class was the first car to achieve the Environmental Certificate from Germany's influential TUV institute.  The certificate not only takes into consideration the emissions of the car when it is on the road, but also overall emissions during the car's whole life cycle from production, through the recyclable parts at the end of the car's life, as well as materials used. Mercedes-Benz is still the only automotive manufacturer to have achieved this accolade, now for five of its current models.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available from £55,885 (S 320 CDI) on the road and can achieve up to 34 mpg on the combined cycle emitting 220 g/km of CO2.  As with every Mercedes-Benz model the S-Class comes with a three year, unlimited mileage warranty and is covered by Mobilolife – a unique package comprising 30-year pan-European breakdown assistance.