Atlanta, GA November 12, 2015 – The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was chosen as one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buys in the Luxury Car category for the second year running. Only 12 vehicles are recipients of the 2016 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, honoring the top new model-year vehicle choices available in the U.S. market.
A pioneer of the entry-level luxury category, the C-Class raises the bar yet again with new levels of cutting edge technology, safety, expressive design and sophistication.
“We are excited about the continued success of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as it consistently establishes new benchmarks in its class,” said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. “Recognition as a ‘Best Buy’ from Kelley Blue Book for the second year in a row reinforces the value our C-Class brings to the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
“After carefully analyzing a wealth of data and conducting extensive vehicle testing and evaluation from the hundreds of models available for the 2016 model-year, we chose this year’s elite group of 12 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winners because they proved to be the top values in their class,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.
Data analyzed by Kelly Blue Book’s expert editors to determine the Best Buys included vehicle pricing and transaction prices, 5-Year Cost-to-Own data, consumer reviews and ratings, vehicle sales and retail sales information. Last year’s redesign elevated the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to Luxury Car Best Buy status, where it remains in 2016. The distinctive design gets even more appealing with time, while the polished interior and dynamic driving experience feel equally timeless.
About Kelley Blue Book
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kelley Blue Book is the nation’s most trusted source of car information and vehicle valuation relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. Kelley Blue Book, headquartered in Irvine, California, is the largest vehicle valuation company in the United States. It began in 1918 as Kelley Kar Company, a largely regional operation. Following World War II, it expanded to a nationwide automobile appraisal guide. Today, Kelly Blue Book is still the nation’s most trusted source of car information. It moved to the internet as www.kbb.com in 1995. Since then, more car-buyers use kbb.com than any other three sites combined.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.
MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.