Mercedes-Benz Cars Score Triple Honors in TopGear Awards

TopGear Magazine gave four awards to Mercedes-Benz in the British magazine’s annual awards announcements, which honor vehicles and manufacturer’s which the magazine’s editors found most compelling. Merc took Sports Car of the Year, Family Car of the Year, and Luxury Car of the Year. Mercedes-Benz CEO Tobias Moers was also named to the list of Men of the Year.

The mighty Mercedes-AMG GT has won ‘Sports Car of the Year’. Paul Horrell, Consultant Editor, said: “Right out of the box, everything about the driving of the AMG is pretty well spot-on. Its bark is fierce and its actions sharp, but it’s on your side. It’s got the racing spirit of AMG and the thoroughness of a Mercedes. It’s got looks and soul, and is duly our Sports Car of the Year.”

Taking a more relaxed but still highly challenging route were Vijay Pattni and Sam Philip who, in awarding the new C-Class Estate the Family Car of the Year honour, set out to see just how versatile and efficient it could be, by travelling as far as they could in identical cars on a single tank of fuel. Embarking on their adventure from the home of Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Vijay headed north, and Sam pointed his C-Class Estate south. The outcome can be read in TopGear Magazine – in summing up, Vijay Pattni explained: “The high point of this trip was the C-Class itself. Capable of big miles, it’s the ideal companion for such a mission: a relaxed, gorgeously appointed estate that never once put a foot wrong. A worthy Family Car of the Year.”

The Luxury Car of the Year honour went to the S-Class Coupé – available in the UK with eight cylinders and 585 hp in the form of the S 63 AMG Coupé or equipped with a V12 and 630 hp, the S 65 AMG Coupé. Associate Editor, Tom Ford, added: “The S-Class Coupé from Mercedes-Benz is both a technical highlight, and a beautiful thing to boot. And for those reasons, it is also TopGear Magazine’s Luxury Car of the Year.”

Aaron Turpen
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