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New York 2015: Mercedes-Benz bags three World Car of the Year Awards

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Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mercedes-Benz | posted April 07, 2015 11:14

Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the 2015 World Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz just bagged three our of five World Car of the Year Awards during the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was named the 2015 World Car of the Year besting the Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Passat. According to the World Car Awards jury members, the C-Class emerged as the winner due to its all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform as well as the updated rear-drive powertrains.

Mercedes-Benz dominates the 2015 World Car of the Year Awards

With this, Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that they are delighted of winning the 2015 World Car of the Year award as the C-Class has always been a “trendsetter” in the premium medium-size category.

“The C-Class is a best seller that has always been a trendsetter in the premium medium-size category. This is true for the new C-Class as well. It comes to the starting line with qualities usually reserved for higher-class automobiles. It embodies what we understand modern automotive luxury made by Mercedes-Benz,” Zetsche said.

The German automaker has also won the World Luxury Car of the Year as well as the World Performance Car of the Year for the S-Class Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG GT respectively.