Brian Joss –
Mercedes-Benz was the only automobile manufacturer to make it into the final round of the awards with five vehicles. This performance is unprecedented in the 11-year history of the “World Car of the Year” awards and serves to reflect the popularity of the Stuttgart-based brand among their customers. The international jury for these awards is made up of 75 renowned automotive journalists. Mercedes-Benz has found favour with the jury in previous years too: in 2014 the S-Class won the category “World Luxury Car”. In 2012 the S 250 CDI Blue Efficiency was the winner in the category “World Green Car”, while the same award was taken back in 2007 by the E 320 BlueTEC.