Mercedes-Benz shoots for the 2016 Car of the Year title
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Mercedes-Benz shoots for the 2016 Car of the Year title

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Mercedes-Benz is back in the race for the European Car of the Year 2016 title. The Germans have not one, but three chances, as the GLE/GLE Coupe, the all-new GLC and the Mercedes-AMG GT supercar all got nominated for the trophy.

The full nominees list includes 37 other contenders. This is only a provisional list, though, as only seven cars will reach the final. Their names will be announced this November, while the final gala will be held, as tradition dictates, next March, at the Geneva motor show.

In order to be eligible for the contest, the nominated models have to be launched in at least five major European markets by the end of 2015 and have a projected sales volume of 5.000 units (minimum) for 2016.

Accompanying the three Mercedes models, among the nominees we find three Audi cars (A4, Q7, R8), two BMWs (7-Series, X1) as well as two Jaguars (XE, XF). The race will be tight as the nominees list also includes strong competitors like the all-new Skoda Superb, Volvo XC90, Volkswagen Touran and even the Ferrari 488 GTB fully-fledged sports car.


  • Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • Audi A4
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi R8
  • BMW Seria 7
  • BMW X1
  • Ferrari 488 GTB
  • Fiat Aegea
  • Ford S-Max/Galaxy
  • Ford Mustang
  • Honda Jazz
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Infiniti Q30
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XF
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Sorento
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Mazda 2
  • Mazda CX-3
  • Mazda MX-5
  • McLaren 570S
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC/GLC Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE/GLE Coupe
  • Mercedes-AMG GT
  • Opel/Vauxhall Astra
  • Opel/Vauxhall Karl
  • Renault Talisman
  • Renault Espace
  • Renault Kadjar
  • Skoda Superb
  • Ssangyong Tivoli
  • Subaru Levorg
  • Subaru Outback
  • Suzuki Vitara
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota Mirai
  • Volkswagen Touran
  • Volvo XC90

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