Mercedes-Benz E-Class keeps on winning top awards

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class just keeps on collecting major awards.

The new E-Class was declared the 2017 World Luxury Car at the announcement of the World Car Awards.

This is the third World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz having captured this year's title after back-to-back titles in 2015 (Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe ) and 2014 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class ).

Mercedes-Benz made history in 2015 with a triple win in three 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.

World Performance Car

The Porsche Boxster Cayman won the 2017 World Performance Car. No stranger to the World Car Awards programme, the win marks the fifth time that Porsche has won the World Performance Car title. The company previously won in 2014 (Porsche 911 GT3 ), 2013 (Porsche Boxster/Cayman ), 2012 (Porsche 911 ) and 2006 (Porsche Cayman S ).

The Porsche Boxster Cayman was chosen from an initial entry list of seven cars, then a short list three finalists as announced at the Geneva Motor Show - the Audi R8 Spyder, the McLaren 570s and the Porsche Boxster Cayman.

Previous World Performance Car winners were the Audi R8 Coupe (2016 ), Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2015 ), then three Porsche wins in a row: the 911 GTE in 2014, Boxster/Cayman in 2013, and 911 in 2012.

Ferrari won the 2011 World Performance title for the 458 Italia while Audi’s R8 V10 won in 2010, the Nissan GT-R in 2009, Audi R8 in 2008, Audi RS4 in 2007 and the Porsche Cayman S in 2006.

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