C-Class And S-Class Finalists in 2014 World Car of The Year

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This year's finalists for the 2014 World Car of The Year are a bit of a motley array of new models, with everything from the Mazda 3 to the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray or the Volkswagen XL1 fuel sipper to be in the competition.
From all the cars nominated, only three in every category are now left to compete, with Mercedes-Benz having two different models in the race for the number one spot in two different segments.

For the first time ever, a World Luxury Award will be given this year, and one of the three competitors left fighting for the award is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222, which will have to pass the Bentley Flying Spur and the Range Rover Sport – of all cars – for the award.

We are no psychic, but we think that the new Sonder Klasse (Special Class in German) has a pretty good chance of winning this category, as there is currently no other new sedan out there with more technology and luxury per square inch than the Mercedes-Benz flagship.

The second three-pointed star model to be a finalist in a World Car of The Year Category is the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205, which reached the short list in the World Car Design of the Year category, along with the BMW i3 and the Mazda 3.

Apparently, a design panel consisting of five world design experts was asked to review each candidate in order to create a short-list, out of which jurors chose the three models from above.

Inaugurated back in 2003, but officially launched in 2004, this is the tenth year that the annual World Car Awards are being held, and the 2014 winners list will be unveiled at the upcoming New York Auto show on Thursday, April 17.

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