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Mercedes-Benz’s new A-Class continues to bowl ’em over. The W176 has picked up another award for its winsome looks. More than 100,000 car fans from 52 countries voted in the hatch as “The Most Beautiful Car of the Year 2012.” Voting was carried out via seven mini websites, provided in various languages by the TV channel Eurosport.

The public vote has been held since 1987, and this time votes were accepted between Dec 6 and January 20. It’s not the first time the car has bagged an award for its progressive design – the car was named “Germany’s Most Beautiful Car” at the 2012 AUTO BILD Design Award.

Malaysians wanting one will have to be patient that bit more; word on the grapevine is that the car is due in here sometime in the third-quarter. It’ll be after the W212 E-Class facelift, which is set to arrive somewhere around mid-year.