- Sept. 4, 2013
-- Every year, AutoPacific names the vehicles that best meet their owners' expectations, and for 2013, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class topped all other models as the Overall Winner of the Ideal Vehicle Awards. Also winning the Luxury Crossover SUV segment, the M-Class scored the most points of any other model, beating out vehicles like the Porsche 911 and Lexus ES.
The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on a survey of more than 52,000 owners of 2013-model-year vehicles who have driven their vehicles for at least 90 days. The study covers 15 key attributes, such as comfort, performance and technology, with the winners in each category being those models for which owners suggested the fewest changes.
"Winning something like the Ideal Vehicle Awards is a huge boon, because it's not just the critics talking but actual drivers who have spent serious time on the road with their vehicle," said Daniel Doucette, general manager of Prime Motor Cars, a Maine Mercedes-Benz dealership. "The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers everything a luxury owner could want, and the fact that it topped not only its own category but all other models speaks for itself."
For 2013, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class adds the next-generation mbrace2 telematics system, connecting drivers to Google Maps, Yelp restaurant reviews, concierge services and remote controls through a smartphone app. Engine options range from a a 3.5-liter V6 generating 302 horsepower in the ML350 to a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 producing 518 horsepower in the ML63 AMG. Available 4MATIC all-wheel drive is appealing for drivers in the Snowbelt, automatically sending power to the wheels that can use it best for confident navigation of snowy roads.About Prime Motor Cars:
A member of one of the largest dealership groups in New England, Prime Motor Cars offers new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models in a customer-first environment. They offer Maine Mercedes-Benz fans a great selection of new cars and SUVs, including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. They also offer Smart Cars and Airstream and house an AMG performance center. Prime Motor Cars provides first-class Mercedes-Benz maintenance and repairs at their service center to ensure their customers experience years of trouble-free driving. Visit them at 137 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough, Maine, or call them at 888-499-9401. They can also be found online at http://www.primemotorcars.com
and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/primemb