Mercedes-Benz C-Class Bags the World Car of the Year 2015
A good news for all Mercedes fans. Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been awarded as the World Car of the year 2015. Every year, automotive journalists from 22 different countries, chosen by the World Steering Car Committee, pick up respective ‘cars of the year’ in different categories. They stated that “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 deliver levels of refinement, luxury, safety, ride and handling that challenge best-in-class.”
Mercedes-Benz beat the likes of Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Passat to bag the prestigious award.
The C-Class was chosen from a primary entry list of 24 vehicles from around the world, then a short list of 12, then three finalists – the Ford Mustang, the Volkswagen Passat, and the C-Class. The car is powered by a 2-litre, 4 cylinder engine that is good for 181 bhp and 300Nm. This power is conveyed to the rear wheel by a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, in the other categories, the Mercedes-Benz S Coupe was named as the World Luxury Car for 2015, cited due to its design and technology that form a ‘marriage that is more happy than ever.’ The two more finalists in the same category were the Range Rover Autobiography Black LWB and the BMW i8. The Stuttgart carmaker also won the 2015 World Performance Car Award for the Mercedes-AMG GT for its on-road presence against the BMW M4 Coupe/M3 Sedan and the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.