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Best Compact Executive - AA Car Awards 2022

Published 7th October 2022Read Time 4 min

Mercedes-Benz - C Class

Winner of Best Compact Executive

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class has been a mainstay in the sales charts of Executive cars in Ireland for many years. The latest embodiment of it is no exception, offering a supreme level of refinement, both in driving dynamics and the feel of the cabin. There are fewer cars more comfortable in its category.

With a range of powertrains available, there are plenty of options to choose from to suit your needs. The entry level models offer plenty of power to shift you around the country, and if you fancy having some fun at the same time then you can always creep up the options list. The PHEV has a generous battery capacity, and will get you around 100kms on a charge.

As usual, the C-class inherits some excellent tech from its bigger siblings. The ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation is improving to very impressive levels. Large, clear and intuitive screens make the Mercedes a very comfortable car to live with. As juror Neil Briscoe states, it has a ‘gorgeous cabin, is soothing to drive, and very high quality’.

Runners Up

BMW i4

BMW i4

BMW’s all-electric Gran Coupe sets the benchmark for EVs in its class. You can have the eDrive 40 with about 500km of range and a rear wheel drive 250kW motor. For an extra €10,000 you can have the AWD version that turns out nearly 550hp. With the usual levels of comfort and sophistication from BMW, the i4 is one of the most compelling EVs on the market.


BMW Series 3

BMW 3 Series

The 3-series is an icon of motoring in Ireland. With a range of powertrains to choose from, plenty of space and a real sense of luxury, people have flocked to the BMW for decades. You can have anything from a frugal Diesel to the bonkers M3 with a wide price gap in between. With the addition of touch screen technologies imported from the electric i4 and iX range, the 3 series is as up-to-date as ever!