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Old 5th March 2011, 09:22   #1
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Default 2011 World Car Of The Year - Finalists Announced!

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Award season is kicking into high gear as the finalists for the World Car of the Year awards have been announced.
In the prestigious category of World Car of the Year, contenders include the Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, and Nissan Leaf.
Next up, the finalists for World Performance Car of the Year are the Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911 Turbo.
Candidates for World Green Car of the Year include the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF.
Lastly, the contenders for World Car Design of the Year are the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Rapide and Ferrari 458 Italia.
A panel of 66 jurors will vote for the winners in each category and the results will be announced on Thursday, April 21 at the New York Auto Show.
Source: www.worldcarfans.com

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG
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Aston Martin Rapide
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Nissan LEAF
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Porsche 911 Turbo
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Ferrari 458 Italia
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BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition
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Chevrolet Volt
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BMW 5-Series
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Audi A8
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Default Re: 2011 World Car Of The Year - Finalists Announced!

For me, its the Alfa Giulietta, followed by the Merc SLS AMG
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Why the Leaf on this list. Anyway, one to the Green lovers

Personally, I feel the AMG, the Rapide or even the Chevy Volt should take the prize. The Volt has been the talk of the town of late with well deserved hype following it.
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Alfa for me or the 458 Italia.
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SLS AMG for me is the clear winner. Hats off to merc. They showed what excellence is.
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Default World Car of the year finalists- What do you think??

Award season is kicking into high gear as the finalists for the World car of the Year awards have been announced.
In the prestigious category of World Car of the Year, contenders include the Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, and Nissan Leaf.
Next up, the finalists for World Performance Car of the Year are the Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911 Turbo.
Candidates for World Green Car of the Year include the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF.
Lastly, the contenders for World Car Design of the Year are the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Rapide and Ferrari 458 Italia.
A panel of 66 jurors will vote for the winners in each category and the results will be announced on Thursday, April 21 at the New York Auto Show.
Source: World Car of the Year

If I was the one of the jurors, following would be my votes in their respective segments..
BMW 5er
Ferrari Italia
Nissan Leaf
AR Giulietta

Comments??? opinions??


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Default Re: World Car of the year finalists- What do you think??

My choice:
Beamer 5 or Audi(but a 5 and a A8 are two different class aren't they?)

Merc SLS - No doubt

Nissan

Alfa - Anybody dare to challenge her beauty?
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Default Re: World Car of the year finalists- What do you think??

Me think the 5-er will take away the crown, but its to be appreciated that the Nissan Leaf is on the top three.
The performance segment, the SLS, (or is it the 458?)
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My choice:
Beamer 5 or Audi(but a 5 and a A8 are two different class aren't they?)

Merc SLS - No doubt
Yes.. They are two different class but its for the world car of year.. Doesnt matter what category they fall into...

If it was design.. i too would have liked sls but since its performance... i chose the ferrari...
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IMO, it has to go for either F10 5er or SLS AMG. A8 too is a healthy contender. 458 Italia, Never!!!
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The Volt ticks all the right boxes for the green car crown. The Ferrari 458 and the Aston Martin Rapide are still fighting it out for the World Design Car. The 458 with its aggressive lines pulls at the heart strings, while the smooth, flowing lines of the Rapide appealing more to the mind. The gull-wing fanatic in me though, wants the SLS to win the performance car award.

But, at the end of the day, all that matters is the drive

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BMW F10 5-Series in my opinion will be the World car for 2011
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My Pick:

Car of the Year: BMW 5-Series
Performance Car of the Year: Ferrari 458 Italia
Green Car of the Year: Nissan LEAF.
Design of the Year: Aston Martin Rapide
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Default Re: 2011 World Car Of The Year - Finalists Announced!

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My choice:
Beamer 5
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Me think the 5-er will take away the crown
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IMO, it has to go for either F10 5er
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BMW F10 5-Series in my opinion will be the World car for 2011
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My Pick:

Car of the Year: BMW 5-Series
Let me also join the people who feel that the 5er is going to take the crown. My Pick: The 5er
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I would pick the A8 Unmatched luxury with (matched?) quality performance!
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