Mercedes-Benz has awarded by famous car magazine “auto, motor und sport“, through the reader’s survey and voted the Mercedes-Benz as the “Best cars of the year” 2013 for two categories among the best 10 different categories. In the convertible category, the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster got highest 13.7% reader votes in the category of H cabriolet. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class got highest 12.3% reader votes in the SUV category with best off-road capabilities. For more than 30-years, the readers are doing significant voting for the prestigious magazine and this year too, it is large readers voting of 1,12000 have given their useful time for the valuable selection of cars in different categories. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster : In the category of convertible, readers has given their maximum support to AMG Roadster for its attractive style and advanced technology. The SLS AMG Roadster is basically developed from a two-door sports coupe and have the best 8-cylinder sound. It has the impressive lightweight construction comprised of aluminium space frame body, the best planned driving dynamics with best safety features. Under the hood, it has AMG 6.3 Litre V8 front mid-Engine, which is quite capable of generating a horsepower of 571[420 kilo-Watts] with the feature of 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Mercedes-Benz G-Class : In the category of SUV, the enhanced G-Class is chosen as the Best cars in SUV category for off-road capabilities. The revised G-Class has exceptional off-road capabilities as compared to other vehicles in the same category. Improved interiors with best quality material and finish, the G-Class has redesigned center console and instrument cluster, a colour screen panel between 2 new round dials, featuring the elegant COMAND Online infotainment system as standard feature. While adding to the exterior luxury, it has the new LED daytime driving lamps with new exterior mirrors. Addition of new advanced safety technology, features Blind Spot Assist feature, PARKTRONIC for assisting in the parking and DISTRONIC PLUS for adaptive cruise control system.
On the other hand, the new G 63 AMG has 8-cylinder bi-turbo Engine with ECO start/stop technology as standard, while the G 65 AMG has 12-cylinder bi-turbo Engine.
Auto Press Release 2013
Readers vote for “The best cars of the year 2013”: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the G-Class are the best cars
Stuttgart, Jan 24, 2013
The specialist car magazine “auto, motor und sport” has been giving readers the chance to vote for the “Best cars of the year” for over three decades now. This year, around 112 000 participants took part in what has now become a somewhat traditional readers’ competition. Readers voted for the best cars of the year 2013 across ten different categories. In the cabriolet category, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster overtook the competition to move into pole position and be awarded the title of best car of 2013. Readers not only honoured its unique and fascinating style, but also its technological prowess. The super sports car impresses with its consistent implementation of lightweight construction methods, its well thought-out driving dynamics, and its exemplary levels of safety. All of this is backed up by a one-of-a-kind technology package comprising an aluminium space frame body, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine with 420 kW (571 hp) and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. This combination guarantees the best possible level of driving dynamics.
Mercedes-Benz has once again significantly upgraded the G-Class last year, so re-emphasising its position as the leader among off-road vehicles. The interior is characterised by high-quality appointments finished with exquisite materials. The instrument cluster and centre console have been completely redesigned. The driver’s field of vision now encompasses a colour screen, between two new round dials. The car features as standard the sophisticated COMAND Online infotainment system, including a navigation system and internet access. New LED daytime driving lamps and new exterior mirrors bring a few discreet changes to the appearance of the luxury off-roader. The range of safety equipment can be optionally enhanced with the addition of Blind Spot Assist, the parking aid PARKTRONIC and the adaptive cruise control system DISTRONIC PLUS. New to the range are the G 63 AMG with an eight-cylinder biturbo engine and the ECO start/stop system as standard, and the G 65 AMG with twelve-cylinder biturbo engine.
Auto Press Release Source : Mercedes-Benz