Ireland’s motoring journalists crown the Mercedes Benz

Written 2 years ago by Rebecca Donnelly


E Class 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. Midlands 103 was there in the shape of our Digital Manager and resident motoring expert Bob Flavin who is one of the committee members behind this years event.

Journalists from Print, online and broadcasting hosted the gala black-tie event which was also attended by Ireland’s leading car brands, importers, distributers & other motoring dignitaries.

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

ICOTY Committee member Michael Sheridan “E Class has set the bar to new heights.”

ICOTY Committee member Bob Flavin “The E-Class totally deserved the win. This generation has really set a new standard for the company”

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

Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres said about the event “Continental is delighted to be associated with Irish Car of the Year, an event that continues to be the highlight of the motoring year.”

 

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 E Class by a landslide margin.

The Irish Car of the Year committee.

Bob Flavin, John Galvin, Michael Moroney and Michael Sheridan.