The many readers of Germany’s “Auto Zeitung” (which translates to Automobile Newspaper) magazine must love Mercedes-Benz, as they voted the SLS AMG Roadster as the best cabriolet and the SLS AMG Coupe as the best super sports car in the magazine’s polls. With those two citations in the bag, Mercedes-Benz was also awarded the Quality Trophy 2012 by the magazine.
Over 110,000 readers voted on the poll, which was being held for the 25th year. The poll’s aim is to rank the year’s top cars. Last year, the two aforementioned cars also took home the victories in their respective categories.
Auto Zeitung partners with the Association for Technical Inspection (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung or GTU) to present the Quality Trophy award, which recognizes the best in terms of quality as well as dependability. It is based on technical inspections conducted by the GTU and on reader responses sent to the Cologne-based magazine’s quality and service report.