The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been voted as the best saloon on offer in the luxury market by readers of the magazine Auto Zeitung.
Almost 105,000 readers cast their opinions on the best cars of the year in a host of segments, with the E-Class taking the 'Auto Trophy' by beating off the challenge of 19 rivals.
Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz also received to honours in the best super sports car category thanks to the new SLS AMG.
The vehicle held off 18 competitors, with the accolade adding to the Golden Steering Wheel Award it was granted earlier this month by consumers of German motoring magazine Auto Bild and newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executivd Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing, were on hand in Berlin to accept the prizes.
The outcome also builds on the result of the same vote last year when the Mercedes-Benz GLK was recognised, while the R-Class and S-Class both picked up honours in 2007.
Among the changes made to the latest edition of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon compared to past offerings is that it has a more muscular and athletic design.
According to Mercedes-Benz, "everything about the new E-Class Saloon suggests energy, balance and control".