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Old 22nd January 2008, 16:56   #1
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Default Wheels Car of the Year: Mercedes Benz C Class

Wheels Car of the Year: Mercedes Benz C Class

Mercedes-Benz has claimed Australia's longest running new-car award for its ultra-impressive mid-size sedan range.

Mercedes-Benz’s remarkable C-Class has scooped Australia’s premier new-car award – Wheels Magazine’s Car of the Year 2007.

The C-Class convincingly came out on top of 20 new models after Wheels’ gruelling week-long testing program.

The six finalists were: Ford Mondeo, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Skoda Roomster, Volkswagen Eos and BMW M3.

Wheels editor, Ged Bulmer said the C-Class stood apart from the field with its impressive combination of standard safety features, well-judged electronic driver aids, excellent dynamic ability, ride comfort, build quality and attractive design.

“Every C-Class model in the range shares these outstanding core attributes,” Bulmer said.

The Wheels Car of the Year judging panel considers the entire vehicle range rather than a single model. The eight-member panel tested 46 variants of the 20 new models short-listed for the award.

“All four C-Class models presently available for sale in Australia were tested, making it the equal largest range on test this year,” Bulmer said. “It’s more difficult for a larger range to win the coveted trophy as all models must excel.”.

This was the 45th running of Wheels Car of the Year.

The 20 nominees for Wheels COTY 2007 were:

Audi A5
Ford Mondeo
Honda Civic
Honda CR-V
Hyundai i30
Land Rover Freelander 2
Lexus LS
Mazda 2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mitsubishi Lancer
Nissan Dualis
Skoda Roomster
Nissan X-Trail
Subaru Impreza
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Kluger
Toyota Landcruiser
Volkswagen Eos

Source: Wheels - C-Class scoops <i>Wheels</i> Car of the Year
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nice change over from the twin head light set up.this looks more fresh and traditional as far as mercs are looked into.i loved it,

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Thats good to know. The C-class has some stiff competition in its segment,and looks like Mercedes got it right with the re-designed machine.
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mercedes is certainly an impressive work of art,and the latest ne has a personality mercedes had always projected.in think merc is back on the track

the last generation mercs lack this appeal

IMHO merc is now bringing back the spirit os the 1980-1995
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If I was them, I'd have gone with the M3.
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