Mercedes-Benz Canada earns two prestigious awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
TORONTO, ON – Mercedes-Benz Canada today announced that the company has earned two coveted “Best New” awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) following their annual “TestFest” in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. After four days of intensive, back-to-back testing by over 70 accredited Canadian journalists, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 350 4MATIC Sedan was named the Best New Luxury Car, and the Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC earned the Best New Prestige Car (over $75,000).
For 2012, the highly successful C-Class Sedan has been redesigned with many striking styling updates and an extensively enhanced luxurious interior. The 3.5 litre V6 engine offers 302 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque and improved fuel efficiency compared to the previous generation. In addition, the C-Class continues to offer some of the most advanced safety features in its segment including standard ATTENTION ASSIST, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, and ADAPTIVE BRAKE.
The S-Class has long established the benchmark in the luxury segment by providing unparalleled levels of safety and refined luxury. For the 2012 model year, Mercedes-Benz is proud to welcome the powerful and extremely fuel efficient BlueTEC engine to the model range, further strengthening the appeal of the highly desirable S-Class.
“The competition represented a broad cross-section of impressive models in every category this year, which makes these accolades even more gratifying,” said Tim A. Reuss, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “We would like to congratulate AJAC for being a trusted resource for over 30 years, and thank each member for their hard work and dedication that continues to provide an unbiased forum for testing and evaluating new vehicles.”
About Mercedes-Benz Canada
Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the four brands within the Mercedes-Benz Group in Canada: Mercedes-Benz, smart, AMG, and Maybach. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,300 people in 19 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 13 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 40 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 31,651 vehicles in 2010, the best year ever reported for Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
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