2014 World Car of the Year Finalists Get Revealed – BMW i3 Nominated in 3 Categories

FEB 12 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 5

2014 World Car Awards finalists have been revealed.

Audi A3 e-tron

Audi A3 e-tron

The winners will be announced at the 2014 World Car Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the New York Auto Show.  Prior to that, the lists in all categories will be slimmed down to just 3 finalists at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

2014 World Green Car finalists:

  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron (+ Audi e-gas)
  • BMW i3
  • Honda Accord Hybrid
  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
  • Volkswagen XL1

2014 World Car of the Year finalists:

Outlander PHEV

Outlander PHEV

  • Audi A3
  • BMW 4 Series
  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Ford Fusion / Mondeo
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Lexus IS
  • Mazda3
  • Peugeot 308
  • Skoda Octavia

2014 World Luxury Car finalists:

2014 Cadillac ELR At The NAIAS

2014 Cadillac ELR At The NAIAS

  • Bentley Flying Spur
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac ELR
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Maserati Ghibli
  • Maserati Quattroporte
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Porsche Macan
  • Range Rover Sport
  • Rolls-Royce Wraith

2014 World Performance Car finalists:

XL1 in NYC

XL1 in NYC

  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • Audi RS 6 Avant
  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • Ford Fiesta ST
  • Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz A/CLA45 AMG
  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

2014 World Car Design of the Year finalists:

  • BMW i3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Mazda3
  • Lexus IS
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Volkswagen XL1

Notice the multiple (3) appearances by the BMW i3?  And the 2 nominations for the VW XL1?  Surely, one of those two vehicles will win in at least one category, but which vehicle do you think is most deserving the in World Green Car category and in the World Car of the Year category?

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5 Comments on "2014 World Car of the Year Finalists Get Revealed – BMW i3 Nominated in 3 Categories"

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No Tesla?

These are new cars for ’14.
Tesla has no new models this year.

all the cars above are old bangers with an ICE

The i3, hands down in my opinion. The XL1 is very daring, but will only sell in a tiny volume. Not enough to make a difference.

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