May 4, 2015
Mercedes-Benz was a big winner at this year’s World Car Awards. The German automaker snagged three awards, including 2015 World Car of the Year for its C-Class sedan series. In addition, Mercedes-Benz’s S-Coupe was named World Luxury Car of the Year and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT won World Performance Car of the Year honors. The award winners were announced at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show. Judges for the World Car Awards cited an all-new aluminum/steel hybrid platform and updated rear-drive powertrains—as well as other technological features modeled after the successful S-Class—as decisive factors in the win for the C-Class. Speaking on behalf of Mercedes-Benz, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said the company was “extremely delighted” about the award. “The C-Class is a best seller that has always been a trendsetter in the premium medium-size category,” said Zetsche. “It embodies what we understand modern automotive luxury made by Mercedes-Benz to be and has all the prerequisites to be a huge success.” To determine the winner of the World Car of the Year award, a panel of 75 auto journalists from 22 countries assessed 24 vehicles. The list was halved until three finalists were selected. Ultimately, the C-Class prevailed over the Ford Mustang and Volkswagen Passat for the World Car of the Year title. Do you live in the greater Oakland area and are looking for an award-winning vehicle like the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250? Then there’s only one dealership for you—Mercedes-Benz of Oakland! Stop by our dealership on 2915 Broadway today to sample our top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models, including the C-Class and S-Class lines!