Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Voted Auto Zeitung Best Car of the Year

Stuttgart, Germany, December 2, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / OPENPRESS) The readers of the German trade journal "Auto Zeitung" have voted the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as best super sports car. The car received the renowned "Auto Trophy". Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Development, Mercedes-Benz Cars, took receipt of the prestigious award yesterday evening at the Meilenwerk centre in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the campaign for the Mercedes SLS AMG, entitled "Is it still a car?" was voted the best advertising campaign of the year. Andreas Fuhlisch, manager of Bauer Media KG, presented the corresponding award to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing.

This was the 23rd annual readers’ poll conducted by "Auto Zeitung" to de-termine the best cars of the year. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has topped the readers' poll as best super sports car for the second time in suc-cession. With its fascinating lines and striking gull-wing doors, the super sports car evokes memories of the legendary 300 SL from the 1950s. This outstanding, thrilling design is backed up by equally exquisite engineering and technology, including aluminium spaceframe body, AMG 6.3 litre V8 front mid-engine with dry sump lubrication, a power output of 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 Newton metres of torque, 7-speed double clutch transmission in transaxle configuration and agile sports suspension with aluminium double-wishbone axles. This unique combination of high-tech features guarantees the very highest level of driving dynamics.

Vehicles from Mercedes-Benz traditionally put in a good showing in annual polls to determine the best cars of the year. In 2009 the Mercedes E-Class received the "Auto Trophy", while in the year before the Mercedes GLK scooped this important award.