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

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

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was officially named the 2015 World Car of the Year today during the New York Auto Show.

It edged past the Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Passat to take the award, marking the first time in three years that a product from the Volkswagen Group didn’t get the award. The W205 C-Class is considerably larger than the W204 generation and is available with either a turbocharged four-cylinder of six-cylinder engine in the U.S. market.

Of course there is also the high-performance V8-powered AMG model, but that’s an entirely different animal. Pricing for the C300 kicks off at $39,325 and for that price you get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powering the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. The V6-powered C400 starts at $49,515.

  • Farid

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class Named 2016 World Car of the Year ??????
    please change this titile to 2015 world car of the year .

  • smartacus

    Jesus Christ. C400 starts at $50k?
    Not that long ago; a New Jack Hustler named Ice-T bragged in his lyrics about being 19 years old with a Fifty Thousand Dollar Car.

  • nopcbs

    Well, while it ain’t no Golf or Mustang, but at least it’s not actually ugly, so “thank you” voters for at least giving us that tidbit.