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Wheels Car of the Year 2016: People’s Choice – Group 3

By Wheels staff, 12 Jan 2016 COTY

Wheels Car of the Year 2016: People’s Choice – Group 3

What’s your Car of the Year? Have your say in the third of five polls

What’s your Car of the Year? Have your say in the third of five polls.

HERE is the third group of candidates for Car of the Year 2016. Vote here for your Group 3 winner.

This time it’s all  coupes and roadsters. Which is most worthy of a place in the People’s Choice final round?

You can find a brief explanation of what each brings to the contest in our introduction to the 2016 Car of the Year contenders. It presents the full field of 25 cars in alphabetical order, by maker.

Or for a more concise description and a look at the cars, just scroll past the poll below.

Unlike the Car of the Year judges, you may not have driven all of these cars – and perhaps you’ve not driven any of them. But there’s a good chance you’ve read about them, or have debated their merits.

Now is your opportunity to be heard. This week you choose five winners, from five groups of roughly similar candidates.

A final poll, covering the five group winners, will decide the People’s Choice for Wheels Car of the Year 2016.

Remember, this is not a beauty contest. Wheels judges the contestants under five strict criteria, refined over half a century:

Function – how well a car does what it is intended to do.
Efficiency – in all aspects. Use of resources in producing the car and in running it.
Value – both against its rivals and against the wider new car market.
Technology – does it offer a tangible advantage over its rivals?
Safety – We’re talking passive and active.

Scroll below the poll to find out more about these capable COTY contenders.

Thank you for voting, the poll has now closed.

Group -3-PollingAudi TT

Audi -TTEvolutionary sheetmetal cloaking a revolutionary interior and a more sporting, lightweight chassis.

BMW i8

BMW-98Hybrid hero brings earth-hugging technology to a supercar worthy of a Batman cameo.

Lexus RC

Lexus -RCProof indeed that you can have an exciting Lexus, and a good-looking one too.

Mazda MX-5

Mazda -MX-5With two from three COTY wins, the smaller, lighter fourth-gen MX-5 has its boxing gloves on.

Mercedes-AMG GT S

Merc -AMG-GT-S-frontHow good does a sports car need to be to have Porsche worried? This good.