Guess who made the cut? ……Come on…you know it's a BMW, right? Now think: which BMW received the most positive reviews in the past months? BMW M3? Nope, keep going…..BMW 1 Series….negative….come on..what's left? BMW X6!!
The Car of the Year is an international award, judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across Europe. Its object is to acclaim the most outstanding new car to go on sale in the 12 months preceding the date of the title.
The Jury for the Car of the Year 2009 consists of 59 members, representing 23 European countries. National representation on the Jury is related to the size of the country's car market and its importance in car manufacturing. France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and Spain each have six members; other countries, proportionally fewer.
And here is the full nomination list:
Alfa Romeo MiTo
BMW series 7
Chrysler Grand Voyager
Citroën Berlingo / Peugeot Partner
Opel Agila / Suzuki Splash
Toyota Land Cruiser 200
Care to predict the winner?