C-Class Named Car of the Year

March 15th, 2016 by

C-Class

We’re honored, but not surprised.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was named Car of the Year at the World Car Awards earlier this month at the New York Auto Show.

“Taking its design and technological cues from the S-Class, the C-Class employs an all-new aluminium/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains that delivers levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class,” jurors said.

This isn’t the first time a Mercedes-Benz has taken home this coveted hardware. The S-Class won the inaugural World Luxury Car Award at the World Car Awards in 2014. The S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY (2012) and for the Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec (2007) have also walked away with WCA honors.

The C-Class was chosen from among 24 entrants from all over the world. The field was first narrowed to 12, then to three finalists — the C-Class, the Ford Mustang, and the Volkswagen Passat, with the Mercedez-Benz coming out on top.

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