Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Wins 2015 World Luxury Car Award
This year’s World Car Awards were pretty much a Mercedes-Benz affair, after the German carmaker snatched three of five awards. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe was declared the 2015 World Luxury Car during a press conference at the New York Auto Show, continuing in the same vein as the S-Class sedan, which won the inaugural edition of the category in 2014.
"The S-Class Coupé lives up to the claim ’The best or nothing’ in every detail and in an exceptionally exclusive fashion: in terms of aesthetics, technology and quality. A brand ambassador par excellence. And the entire Mercedes team is proud that the World Car Of The Year jury takes a similar view." said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The 2015 World Luxury Car winner was first selected from a list of 12 nominees and then from a short list of three finalists, which included the BMW i8 and the Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB. No fewer than 75 international automotive journalists comprised the 2015 World Car Awards jury panel, who normally test each new car model as it arrives on the market. Available exclusively with twin-turbocharged V-8 and V-12 engines and featuring even more high-tech technology than its sedan brother, the S-Class Coupe apparently convinced most of the jurors in this highly disputed category. The three-pointed star also took home the 2015 World Car Award and the 2015 Performance Car Award for the C-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT, respectively.
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Why it matters
Following a test made by Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class Coupe allegedly had the quietest interior of a production car until the Maybach and Pullman versions of the sedan were unveiled, making it more relaxing than cars like the Bentley Mulsanne or the Rolls-Royce Phantom. An S-Class Convertible is set to be unveiled later in 2015, but since it will have a fabric top it will have a less quiet interior.
Although it is a direct descendant of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, the S-Class Coupe received a moniker that hadn’t been used since 1996, mainly to further attach it to the sedan it is based on. Since the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class hasn’t reached most markets, it wasn’t included in the votes, but I have a feeling that it will be at least a finalist at next year’s edition of the Awards. Until that times arrives, the S-Class Coupe remains the head honcho.
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