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      09-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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BMW 4 Series, i3 and X5 Named Candidates for 2014 Car of the Year
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The initial list for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been announced, and making vying for the award this year for BMW is the BMW 4 Series, i3 and the new X5.

The full list of candidates includes:

1. BMW 4 Series
2. BMW i3
3. BMW X5

4. CitroŽn C4 Picasso
5. Ford EcoSport
6. Ford Kuga
7. Hyundai i10
8. Jaguar F-Type
9. Kia Carens
10. Range Rover Sport
11. Lexus IS
12. Maserati Ghibli
13. Mazda3
14. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
15. Mitsubishi Space Star
16. Nissan Note
17. Opel Cascada
18. Peugeot 2008
19. Peugeot 308
20. Porsche Cayman
21. Renault Captur
22. Renault Zoe
23. Seat Leon
24. Skoda Octavia
25. Subaru Forester
26. Suzuki SX4
27. Tesla Model S
28. Toyota Auris
29. Toyota Corolla
30. Toyota RAV4

This list will be pared down to just seven cars by mid-December and the winner will be announced on the eve of the Geneva auto show on March 3, 2014.

Nominees for the COTY award must all be: on sale by the end of the year in at least 5 European nations and have minimum of 5,000 unit forseeable annual sales projection.

The jury consists of 58 members representing 22 European countries.

The winner of the 2013 Car of the Year award was the VW Golf VII.

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I can't wait to see which one will be the winner.
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I really hope the i3 wins. I really like how BMW went out on a limb and stuck to their guns with the i cars. But its going to be tough with the F-type and the Tesla Model S in the mix...
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Well that was fast. My bet is on the Tesla though.
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It should be either Tesla S or Jaguar F-Type.
Sorry BMW.
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although i have a 4 on the way, my vote goes to the Tesla Model S...they did electric right and now every other car manufacturer need to play catch up
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I get the i3 being on the list, but I don't see what is so special about the X5 and 4-Series.
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Would love a to see a win go to BMW but would be equally excited to see it go to the Jag F-Type.
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All 3 please!
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my vote would go to Model S and if it was more affordable (start in 40K range), I would vote with my both hands.
sorry BMW, not this year...
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They all look great, I cant wait to see them!
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I suspect the i3 will make the short list of seven, but doubt the other two BMW models will. Fortunately I think the i3 has a pretty good shot at taking it all - previous winners include the Volt/Ampera in 2012 and the Leaf in 2011. So they definitely favor innovative cars with efficient powertrains.
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Mazda3 i think... efficient power train, great driving dynamics and low entry price.
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I suspect the i3 will make the short list of seven, but doubt the other two BMW models will. Fortunately I think the i3 has a pretty good shot at taking it all - previous winners include the Volt/Ampera in 2012 and the Leaf in 2011. So they definitely favor innovative cars with efficient powertrains.
Wouldn't the Tesla take it in that sense though?
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Wouldn't the Tesla take it in that sense though?
Possibly, sure. But I think the i3 makes a good case as well given its ground-breaking carbon fiber construction and more widely accessible pricing.
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I think the competition of finalists will be between BMW i3, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes S-Class.
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What is Hyundai i10 doing here?
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I suspect the i3 will make the short list of seven, but doubt the other two BMW models will. Fortunately I think the i3 has a pretty good shot at taking it all - previous winners include the Volt/Ampera in 2012 and the Leaf in 2011. So they definitely favor innovative cars with efficient powertrains.
Fiat 500 / 2008

Opel/Vauxhaul Insignia / 2009

VW Polo / 2010

Leaf / 2011 / MSRP $33k

Volt/Ampera / 2012 / MSRP $37k

VW Golf / 2013 / MSRP $18k-$36k

Personally, I'd say Tesla is the winner, but they seem to go for cars under $37k MSRP. Considering that and the past "winners", I'd adjust my expectations (and definition) of "winner" accordingly.
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