- All-new Mercedes-AMG GT named Sports Car of the Year
- C-Class Estate proves versatility and wins Family Car of the Year
- S-Class Coupé named Luxury Car of the Year
- Tobias Moers, Chairman and CEO of Mercedes-AMG, named as one of the Men of the Year
TopGear Magazine has honoured Mercedes-Benz with three Awards as well as singling out Chairman and CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, as one of its 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.”
The cars weren’t the only winners – Chairman and CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was singled out as one of TopGear Magazine’s Men of the Year. The judges at TopGear 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.”
The TopGear Magazine Awards are the climax of a record year for Mercedes-Benz in the UK – with registrations at the end of November up 13.4 per cent over 2013, which was itself a record year. Sales of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are now well over 100,000 vehicles, of which over 3,000 are AMGs – making Mercedes-AMG the fastest-growing performance brand in the UK.