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The 2014 European Car of the Year shortlist is out, and we have seven finalists vying for the crown. In alphabetical order, they are the BMW i3, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Octavia and Tesla Model S, chosen from a list of 30 eligible new cars.

We have, of course, detailed each of the seven cars over the past year, and you can recap here:

The above cars will be tested by each of the 58 judges from 22 European nations, before a winner is announced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March. Will the groundbreaking EV from BMW prevail over the “best car in the world” from Stuttgart, or will a C-segment hatchback collect the baton from classmate and 2013 winner VW Golf? Can an MPV finally win? What say you?