Forget the Brit Awards, and forget Madonna falling over a bit (if you can), for car enthusiasts up and down the land everywhere, the only awards that really matter are the coveted Top Gear Magazine Awards, and at the end of 2014, Mercedes Benz scooped a whopping THREE of them.
Their brand new Mercedes Benz AMG GT was crowned Sports Car of the Year, their C-Class Estate won the Family Car of the Year award, whilst their scintillating S-Class Coupe ensured the German’s took home the gong for Luxury Car of the Year. Even better for Mercedes, the chairman and CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was christened one of the Men of the Year at the awards ceremony, with the judges describing him as the ‘sort of bloke you want steering your car company.’ And with many buyers putting a huge amount of faith in the judges’ verdicts at the coveted Top Gear awards, the triple victory could not be sweeter for the German brand.
A Great Year
The Top Gear Magazine Awards proved to be the icing on the cake for Mercedes in 2014, as the German manufacturers went from strength to strength that year, proving that this prestigious car manufacturer can more than keep up with contemporary competition. By the beginning of December, sales of Mercedes Benz cars in Britain topped 100,000, with registrations up by an incredible 13.4% on the previous year. Moreover, almost 4,000 of Mercedes’ sales in the UK are AMGs, which means that no other performance car can rival this one in terms of growth.
The Super Mercedes Benz AMG GT
It isn’t too hard to see why the hot-as-hell new Mercedes Benz AMG GT won the Sports Car of the Year award. The general agreement among consumers, critics and scribes alike is that this is one of the best performing sports cars for years, with even the normally miserly AutoExpress website showering it with praise and giving it a 5/5 rating. The Telegraph described it as ‘wild enough to be exhilarating, but beautifully finished and practical,’ whilst Paul Horrell, Top Gear Magazine’s consultant editor said that, ‘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.’
The Versatile Mercedes Benz C-class
To decide which was truly deserving of the Family Car of the Year award, Vijay Pattni and Sam Philip took identical cars on a trip from the UK to Stuttgart to see how each one could handle the journey in terms of versatility and efficiency. The catch? Each car was only allowed a single tank of fuel. The Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate was the outright winner, with Pattni saying that the highlight of the 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, it’s a well worthy Family Car of the Year.’ Buyers and reviewers generally agree, with many pointing to this cars’ high quality equipment levels and residual values as particular selling points.
The Luxurious Mercedes Benz S-Class
The gorgeous Mercedes Benz S-Class Coupe scooped the prestigious Luxury Car of the Year award, with Top Gear magazine’s associate editor describing it as a ‘technical highlight.’ Powered by an eight pot V12 engine, the car has quickly become renowned for the comfort and elegance that it offers buyers. Capable of rapid pace and offering a super indulgent, super swanky interior that is unmatched elsewhere, it’s certainly one that has caught the eye, combining the stealth-like prowess of a cheetah in the plains, and the handsome, powerful looks of a bison. It’s little surprise that it took home first class honours late last year.
If you’re interested in any of the above cars, here are some quick numbers: The Mercedes Benz AMG GT price range starts out from around £97,000, whilst the family-targeted Mercedes Benz C-Class Estate can be yours for just £26,855. If you’re tempted by the jaw-droopingly gorgeous Mercedes Benz S-Class and want to take home 2014’s Luxury Car of the Year, prices start out at around £66,000.
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