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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Scoops Multiple Interior Design Awards

Back in January 2016 when the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was officially introduced at the North American International Auto Show, the least surprising thing about the car was its interior.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior 1 photo
That was partly because we already knew what it would look like for quite a while thanks to the intrepid work of our spy photographers, and partly because, let's face it, the layout was as surprising as the sun coming up each morning. Mercedes-Benz has been making some really beautiful cars lately, but they've also been very, very similar.

As for the E-Class interior, it's a well put together mix between the S-Class (the top of the dash) and the C-Class (its lower part), which is a very literal representation of this car's role in the lineup: to make the transition from the inferior segment to the one above.

That being said, nobody ever complained about the interior of the E-Class, be it the actual design or the quality of the materials used. "With the interior of the new E-Class, we are giving a new interpretation to the concept of contemporary luxury," says Hartmut Sinkwitz, Head of the Interior Design. "We have designed a spacious and intelligent interior. True to Mercedes-Benz's design philosophy of sensual purity, it employs technological innovation and high-grade equipment to create an exceptionally emotive experience for driver and front passenger. The E-Class thus not only sets a new standard in the executive saloon class. Alongside a workplace and private environment, it also becomes a "third place" - a living area in which passengers are able to enjoy contemporary luxury."

Speaking of Mr. Sinkwitz, he was awarded the title of "Interior Designer of the Year" at the "Automotive Interior Expo Awards." Besides this personal prize, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class also bagged the big prize for the best interior of a standard-production automobile, as well as another one for the innovation of the year awarded to the touch control buttons on the steering wheel.

 
 
 
 
 

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