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ROBB REPORT AWARDS 1994 CAR OF THE YEAR TO MERCEDES-BENZ C280

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Robb Report, the noted national magazine for the affluent lifestyle, announced today at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show that the 1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 has been selected from a list of eight finalists as the first annual Robb Report Car of the Year.
 The Robb Report Car of the Year award was based on a majority decision by a panel of some of the best automotive writers in the country who only considered vehicles introduced in the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1993. The criteria taken into consideration for the award included the quality of the driving experience, ergonomics, safety features, styling, and value for the dollar. The judges also considered how much of an improvement the nominees were over other vehicles in their class, thus, not comparing a sports car to a luxury sedan.
 The eight finalists included the BMW 325i convertible, the BMW 540i, the Cadillac De Ville Concours, the Lexus GS 300, the Porsche Speedster, the Toyota Supra Turbo, the Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon, and the Mercedes-Benz C280.
 "Although the Mercedes-Benz C280 was the winner of our first Car of the Year award, all of the finalists were excellent choices that rated very well with our panel," said Dan Phillips, associate publisher of Robb Report.
 "However, the Mercedes-Benz exceeded our expectations in many areas, including its long-term concern for safety and its value for the dollar. Regardless of how much disposable income you have, everyone wants to get the most for their money," Phillips said.
 "The Mercedes-Benz C280 offers very sophisticated, grown-up motoring pleasure at a price that should cause the Japanese to have plenty of those 3 a.m. cold sweats," said Associate Robb Report Automotive Editor Christopher Jensen. "It is relentlessly accommodating, whether lopping off the miles at high speed on the interstate or chasing down a country road." The C280's base price is $34,900.
 The panel of judges included Ken Gross, freelance writer for Robb Report, Playboy, Diversions, and various other publications; Tony Swan, former automotive editor for Popular Mechanics and editor at Motor Trend, and a nationally competitive road racer; John McElroy, editor of Automotive Industries, a radio commentator in Detroit, and formerly the Detroit editor for Road & Track; John Davis, host of the nationally syndicated PBS television program, "Motor Week"; and Jensen, automotive editor of Cleveland Plain Dealer.
 The Car of the Year award, designed by Geary's, Beverly Hills, Calif., is a 9-inch crystal engraved pillar with a rounded top and a green marble base with a silver plaque with the winner's name. The annual award will be announced each January and featured in the February issue of Robb Report.
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