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      02-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #1
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BMW models up for 2015 World Car of the Year Awards

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The World Car of the Year awards' initial finalists for each of five categories have been announced and several BMW models are up for multiple categories.

The judging is performed by 75 automotive journalists and each candidate (car) for the award must be new and available for sale on at least two continents during the time period between January 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.

Three finalists for each category will be named at the Geneva show next month and the winners will then be revealed at the New York auto show in April. Last year's winners were the Audi A3 (overall), Porsche 911 GT3 (performance), Mercedes-Benz S-Class (luxury), BMW i3 (green) and the BMW i3 again (design).

2015 World Car of the Year (Overall) Finalists

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
CitroŽn C4 Cactus
Ford Mustang
Hyundai Genesis
Jeep Renegade
Mazda 2
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
MINI Hardtop 4 Door
Nissan Qashqai
Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)


2015 World Luxury Car Finalists

BMW i8
BMW X6
Cadillac ATS Coupe
Cadillac Escalade
Kia K900
Lexus NX
Lexus RC
Lincoln MKC
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography Black Long-Wheelbase


2015 World Performance Car Finalists

Audi S1
Audi S3
Audi TT
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW M3/M4
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
Lexus RC F
Mercedes-AMG GT


2015 World Green Car Finalists

BMW i8
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
Kia Soul EV
Volvo XC90 T8
Volkswagen Golf GTE


2015 World Car Design Finalists

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
CitroŽn C4 Cactus
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Porsche Macan
Volvo XC90


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      02-17-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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I'd love to hear the rationale for why the Active Tourer is on any of these lists. How are cars nominated -- is there some kind of panel/committee?
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      02-17-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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I'd love to hear the rationale for why the Active Tourer is on any of these lists. How are cars nominated -- is there some kind of panel/committee?
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I'd love to hear the rationale for why the Active Tourer is on any of these lists. How are cars nominated -- is there some kind of panel/committee?
"The judging is performed by 75 automotive journalists.."
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      02-17-2015, 08:41 AM   #5
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My picks would be:

C-class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-AMG GT
BMW i8
Volvo XC90
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I'd love to hear the rationale for why the Active Tourer is on any of these lists. How are cars nominated -- is there some kind of panel/committee?
Whaa? The Active Tourer is like the most awesomest car eve... Wait, what?

Guess BMW knew what they were doing with this lame family hauler. I mean, that R class does so well for Merc...
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Not making sense of the list of finalists, other than operative word being "World."
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Overall: C-Class or Mustang
Luxury: S-Class (no-brainer really...)
Performance: Z06 or Hellcat
Green: BMW i8 (will be surprised if it doesn't win)
Design: C-Class
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      02-17-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
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My picks would be:

C-class
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
Mercedes-AMG GT
BMW i8
Volvo XC90
Same here, except I'd swap your first two -- the S-Class Coupe is simply stunning.
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corvette for performance,
i8 for green.
others don't know .. lol
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The 2AT must be one of the most hideous designs I've ever seen. I'm floored.
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How is the M235i not on this list? Consumer Reports gave it 98/100 for Pete's sake!
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2AT? For real?? It is hideous and lame.
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I8 will win the green prize. It's good to be green, but I'd like to see more performance than too much green
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Same here, except I'd swap your first two -- the S-Class Coupe is simply stunning.
Not really. The front is too much, the rear looks like an old Peugeot concept which is ok, and the interior
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