The Mercedes-Benz E-Class just keeps on collecting major awards. At the New York International Auto Show, the new E-Class was declared the 2017 World Luxury Car, at the announcement of the World Car Awards.
This is the 3rd. World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz having captured today’s title, plus two back-to-back titles in 2015 (Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe) and 2014 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class).
In fact Mercedes-Benz made history in 2015 with a triple win in three out of five categories: World Car of the Year (C-Class), World Luxury Car (S-Coupe) and the World Performance Car (AMG GT).
This year’s winner was chosen from an initial entry list of nine prestigious cars from all over the world, then a short list of three finalists as announced at the Geneva Motor Show: the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Volvo S90 / V90.
Previous World Luxury Car winners were the BMW 7 Series (2016), Mercedes-Benz S Coupé (2015) and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2014). The award was first created in 2014 to acknowledge higher-priced premium models selling in more limited numbers worldwide.