Mercedes-Benz cars have scooped triple honours at this year’s prestigious TopGear Magazine Awards.
Mercedes-AMG GT: ‘Sports Car of the Year’
Judges crowned the mighty Mercedes-AMG GT ‘Sports Car of the Year’. Paul Horrell, Consultant Editor, said: “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.”
C-Class Estate: ‘Family Car of the Year’
Meanwhile the new C-Class Estate wowed the judges with its exceptional versatility and efficiency, winning the ‘Family Car of the Year’ honour.
To test its credentials, TopGear Magazine journalists Vijay Pattni and Sam Philip set out across Germany in identical cars to see how far they could travel on a single tank of fuel. Summing up his experience, Vijay Pattni said: “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.”
S-Class Coupé: ‘Luxury Car of the Year’
The 2014 ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ accolade went to the all-new S-Class Coupé. The latest in a long line of luxury coupés from Mercedes-Benz, the flagship model was recognised for its unprecedented levels of luxury, design and technology.
Associate Editor, Tom Ford, commented: “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.”
Tobias Moers: ‘Men of the Year’
The cars weren’t the only winners. Chairman and CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was also singled out as one of TopGear Magazine’s Men of the Year.
The judges said: “Moers is the sort of bloke you’d want steering your car company. Especially if your car company is AMG. He’s been there for 20 years, and his fingerprints have been all over the firm’s products since 1999. He probably enters and exits his office sideways.”