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Winners are grinners, Mercedes-Benz C Class wins Carsguide 2014 Car Of The Year award.

5 JANUARY, 2015

Car of the Year

You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate German engineering, streamline European design and leading-edge safety and technology. So it comes as no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz C Class won the Carsguide 2014 Car Of The Year award.

It wasn’t an easy feat, with the Ford Falcon XR8 hot on the trail for first place. The C Class faced some tough competitors such as the pocket rocket; Honda Jazz, the traditional family car; Toyota Corolla sedan and for the explorers; Nissan Pathfinder, just to mention a few.

All six judges were in agreement that the Mercedes-Benz C Class was the clear winner by setting new automotive standards, such as the ‘active’ pop-up bonnet for improved head protection, emergency braking radar system and a world class-leading nine airbags, receiving an impressive 5 star ANCAP safety rating.  Eventually these advanced safety features will filter down into the more affordable lines, which is exciting times for road safety.

The C Class is packed full of standard equipment that other competitors tend to regard as optional on more expensive automobiles, making the Mercedes exceptional value for money. At $60,000, the Mercedes is competitively priced, matching both high end versions of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon and on track to becoming the second-best selling medium car behind the Toyota Camry.

‘Offering levels of finish, refinement, comfort and safety more commonly seen in the $200,00-plus limousines… it delivers truly affordable prestige right to the top end of the mass market as no other vehicle has done to date’ Mike Sinclair – Editor in Chief. 

When you take into account the state-of-the-art-technology and safety capabilities combined with the luxurious cabin, it truly is value for money.

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