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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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.
Mercedes-Benz also won the award for "World Luxury Car," for the S-Class Coupe, which was chosen over the BMW i8 and the Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB. The Mercedes-AMG GT was named "World Performance Car" after having been chosen over the BMW M3 Sedan/, M4 Coupe and the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe. Mercedes-Benz pretty much stole the entire show, since the S500 Plug-in Hybrid came close to winning the "World Green Car" award, while the C-Class was also short-listed for the "World Car Design Of The Year" trophy.
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