Following a press conference hosted right at the New York Auto Show, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was declared the overall winner of the "World Car Of The Year" competition in 2015. The C-Class received the award over 24 other vehicles; first short-listed to 12 and finally to just three finalists: the Ford Mustang, the Volkswagen Passat and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
"Taking its design and technological cues from the S-Class, the C-Class employs an all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains that delivers levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class." said the World Car Awards jurors about the model. Speaking of which, the international jury panel consisted of 75 car journalists from 22 countries around the world, and the World Car Awards program is now in its 11th year.