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Mercedes-Benz is readying a cabriolet version of its flagship S-Class.

LONDON, England - The 21 female judges around the world have voted the Mercedes S-Class as the Women’s World Car of the Year of 2014 and Luxury Car of the Year of 2014.

Ola Källenius, Mercedes cars' head of sales, was presented with the awards at the 2015 Geneva auto show.

The judges voted on 10 criteria considered important to female car buyers, among them style and appeal, comfort, drive quality as well as the ‘wow’ factor.

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The chairperson of the UK's Southern Group of Motoring Writers and a WWCoty judge,Sue Baker, said: “This is an outstanding accolade for a car which has everything women want in a vehicle: a high-calibre driving experience, impeccable safety credentials, top-notch comfort and high build quality, all at a justifiable price.

"Mercedes-Benz should be proud of this achievement because it is very hard to get on the short-list and win a category, let alone the supreme trophy."

The diverse S-Class range consists of four, six, eight and 12-cylinder engines, two hybrids, a plug-in hybrid, two trim choices (SE and AMG) and two wheelbase options (standard or long). The range has also recently expanded with the new Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes-Maybach Pullman.

STYLISH AND CLASSIC:  The Mercedes S-Class is capable of predicting bumps in the road.  Image: Newspress

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