The S-Class and SLS are the best cars of 2011 according to German Magazine
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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best car in the luxury class, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the best sports car. This is the result of a readers’ survey by the major German motoring magazine “auto, motor und sport”. For two years in succession, the SLS has therefore been voted the “Best car of the year” in its category. The S-Class saloon has likewise won this coveted award several times in recent years. This confirms that these cars from Stuttgart enjoy an exalted position.
The motoring magazine “auto, motor und sport” has been conducting its
vote for the “Best cars of the year” since 1977. This time more than
90,000 readers took part in the longstanding survey to decide the best
cars of 2011. This year the editors of “auto, motor und sport” gave
their readers a choice between 315 vehicles in ten categories, among
them 40 brand-new candidates.
In the luxury car category the readers voted the Mercedes-Benz
S-Class in first place, as numerous times before. This was in
recognition of the exceptional position that the world’s best-selling
luxury saloon has occupied for several decades. The shining attributes
of this prestigious saloon include a high level of comfort on long
journeys and innovative technology that is unrivalled anywhere.
In the sports car category the readers of “auto, motor und sport” gave
first place to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. This super sports car was
already able to win the vote for “Best sports car of the year” when it
first entered the lists in 2010.
With its exciting design and gull-wing doors, the Mercedes-Benz SLS
AMG harks back to that sporting legend of the 1950s – the 300 SL. The
super sports car also dazzles with its exquisite technology which
includes such highlights as an aluminium spaceframe body shell, AMG
6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine with dry sump lubrication as well as a 420
kW (571 hp) and 650 Nm of torque, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
in a transaxle arrangement and a responsive sports suspension with
aluminium double-wishbone axles. This unique high-tech combination helps
to guarantee the highest level of driving dynamics.