NYIAS 2014: Get To Know The Nominees

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When the World Car of the Year Award is announced with the 2014 Ny International Auto Show, it’ll all come down to an Audi, a BMW or a Mazda.

The final selection of three nominees was announced this week and included the 2014 editions of the Audi A3, the BMW 4 Series along with the Mazda 3. The winner will be announced before the gathered members of the automotive world at NYIAS 2014. It’s an interesting battle between two mid-range luxury cars and a more affordable, everyman’s drive with all the Mazda.

That same Mazda 3 is additionally in the running for World Car Design of the Year with the BMW i3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Among the high end award categories, Luxury nominees are the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Bentley Flying Spur and the Range Rover Sport. For the Performance cars, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will require on the Ferrari 458 Speciale and the Porsche 911 GTR. The Corvette already won 2014 North American Car of the Year with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.