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MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS GARNERS SIX AWARDS; NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR HEADS LIST OF HONORS

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- With the presentation of the Robb Report magazine's first annual Car of the Year award here today at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, the new C-Class sedans from Mercedes- Benz have now won a total of six major North American automotive awards in 7 weeks.
 Just as the all-new car went on sale in mid-November of 1993, it received a "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine. In mid-December, the C-Class was selected as the Canadian Car of the Year and, at the end of December, the American Automobile Association named the four-cylinder C220 as the top new car in its $25,000-$30,000 price category.
 To begin the new year, it was announced that an independent jury of 45 U.S. and Canadian journalists covering the auto industry had selected the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as the 1994 North American Car of the Year. On the following day, Automobile Magazine named the 6-cylinder C280 as one of its 1994 All-Stars, and today, the Robb Report announced its Car of the Year.
 The C-Class also has the double honor of being the first car to win the North American Car of the Year award, which is making its debut this year and is modeled after the prestigious European Car of the Year award.
 North American Car of the Year judges included newspaper, news weekly, and enthusiast magazine editors as well as wire service, television, and radio reporters, who chose the new C-Class sedan by secret ballot from a field of 17 nominees that included the latest entries from domestic and import makes.
 The C-Class is the newest line of mid-size Mercedes cars, and it has met with enthusiastic buyer response for its combination of solidity, spaciousness, performance, and overall design -- at the same price as the smaller 190 series, which it replaces.
 There are two models: the 4-cylinder C220, starting at $29,950, and the 6-cylinder C280, with a price of $34,900. Both cars come standard with dual airbags and Mercedes-Benz ABS braking, and both utilize four- valve technology and advanced engine management systems to deliver good performance with fuel efficiency and low exhaust emissions.
 Tallied by the accounting firm of Deloitte Touche, the following lists voting scores of the 17 North American Car of the Year nominees:
 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 197.5
 Chevrolet Camaro 114
 Toyota Supra 110.5
 Saab 900 110
 Chrysler New Yorker/LHS 109
 Honda Accord 99.5
 Ford Mustang 93.5
 Cadillac DeVille 79
 Lincoln Mark VIII 48
 Pontiac Firebird 42
 Lexus GS300 25.5
 Mitsubishi Galant 18
 Acura Integra 13
 Volkswagen Golf III 13
 Toyota Celica 12.5
 Volkswagen Jetta III 12
 Subaru Impreza 3
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 /CONTACT: Fred Heiler, 201-573-2245/


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