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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wins 2015 World Car of the Year

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Mercedes also takes home World Luxury Car and World Performance Car

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wins 2015 World Car of the Year

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins 2015 World Car of the Year

Today is a great day to drive a Mercedes. The German luxury automaker just took home three of the most prestigious awards handed out at the New York International Auto Show. Most notably, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class picked up the 2015 World Car of the Year award. The original batch of contestants for the World Car award included 24 entries from all over the world; that list was whittled down to 12 semi-finalists and then three finalists—including the Ford Mustang and Volkswagen Passat.

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“The C-Class is a best seller that has always been a trendsetter in the premium medium-size category. This is true for the new C-Class as well. It comes to the starting line with qualities usually reserved for higher-class automobiles – ecologically, technically and also with regard to comfort and driving pleasure,” remarked Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “It embodies what we understand modern automotive luxury made by Mercedes-Benz to be and has all the prerequisites to be a huge success. Accordingly we are extremely delighted of winning the honour of World Car of the Year.”

Mercedes also picked up the 2015 World Luxury Car award with its Mercedes-Benz S Coupe, as well as the 2015 World Performance Car award with the Mercedes-AMG GT. This marks the second year in a row that Mercedes has taken the World Luxury Car award; last year’s inaugural award went to the S-Class.

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT earns World Performance Car title

Mercedes-Benz has also won two World Green Car awards during the program’s 11-year existence: one for the Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec back in 2007 and one for the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY in 2012.

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