When it came to choosing “Unser Auto 2010” [“Our Car 2010”], the readers of more than 120 regional weekly newspapers in the newly formed German states (which made up East Germany prior to reunification) voted the E-­Class the most popular German car. In so doing, they confirmed the result of the polls held by Germany’s leading motoring magazines to canvass opinion at national level.

For the 11th time, the readers of weekly newspapers in Germany’s eastern states were called on to cast their votes for “Unser Auto”, one of the categories being “the most popular German-built car”. The top new models launched in the course of the past year were up for election – from compact small cars to medium-size models and sports cars all the way up to luxurious premium saloons. Among the German participants, it was the E­-Class Saloon that took first place. This choice confirmed the result of the polls which leading German motoring magazines, such as auto, motor & sport, ADACmotorwelt, Auto Bild and Auto Zeitung as well as the online service autoscout24, held to canvass opinion at national level and in which the E­Class was also voted the winner in a number of categories.

The cup for the victorious E­-Class was presented to Florian Seidler, Head of Sales Management Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, by Martin Buhl-Wagner, Managing Director of the Leipzig Trade Fair, on the occasion of the Automobil Messe International (AMI) show. This trophy joins the impressive line-up of major national and international awards which the E-­Class has already received. A selection of these titles is shown here:

E­Class Awards to April 2010 (selection)
– Our Car / Regional weekly newspapers in the newly formed German states
– Yellow Angel / ADACmotorwelt
– Auto Bild Design Award 2009 / Auto Bild
– Best Car of the Year / auto motor und sport
– Auto Trophy 2009 / Auto Zeitung
– Internet Auto Award (Germany) / www.autoscout24.de
– Sports Car of the Year / Auto Bild Sportscars
– Top-Auto 2010 / Motor information service
– EuroCarBody Award 2009 / Automotive Circle International
– Austria’s “Car of the Year” award / Austrian car, motoring and cycling association
– Diners Club Magazine Award / Diners Club
– GOOD DESIGN® Award / Chicago Athenaeum
– Autocar Road Test Award / Autocar (India)
– Continental Irish luxury/sports car of the year / Irish Motoring Writers Association
– Best Car of the Year / Otohaber (Turkey)

Source: Daimler AG