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Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, SLK and M-Class Win Golden Steering Wheel

The double win for Mercedes-Benz at the “Golden Steering Wheel” Awards marks the continuation of a fine tradition.


January 4, 2012 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is excited to confirm, with over a quarter-million voters ranking their favorites in this year’s Europe-wide reader vote, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Mercedes SLK won their
respective category.
These two additional wins have made Mercedes-Benz the most successful automotive brand at the “Golden Steering Wheel” awards over any other car brand in history. Mercedes-Benz has won the “Golden Steering Wheel” 21 times overall.

More than 260,000 readers of the German publications “Bild am Sonntag”, “Auto Bild” and their European sister publications in 22 countries registered their votes in this year’s “Golden Steering Wheel” awards. The winner of the SUV class was determined in a direct vote, so making the Mercedes-Benz M-Class the winner of the “Golden Steering Wheel” in this group. The SLK won its category after being shortlisted along with four of its competitors. In the unimpeachable judgement of a panel of experts, and after undergoing real-life testing, it too was awarded the “Golden Steering Wheel” in its category.

Readers from across Europe valued not only the M-Class’s characteristic and distinctive design and its variable interior, with that all-important sense of wellbeing, but also the excellent energy efficiency and thus environmental acceptability of this premium SUV. The permanent all-wheel drive system of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class also proved a determining factor thanks to its well-balanced ride comfort along with excellent driving dynamics, both on and off road, along with the car’s outstanding range and high level of safety.

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