The well-known American technical magazine “Popular Science” has made an award to the newly developed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. During the “Best of what’s new Awards”, the innovative power transfer of the SL 63 AMG high-performance Roadster achieved first place in the “Automotive” category.
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Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s top-selling Sunday newspaper, has awarded Mercedes-Benz the “Green Steering Wheel”. This was the second year in which Bild am Sonntag awarded the Green Steering Wheel. Bild am Sonntag invited its readers to vote – by Internet, SMS or mail – for the best eco-friendly automotive innovation. Bild am Sonntag then asked a team of environmental experts to assess the eco-ideas which received the largest numbers of readers’ votes. Dr. Dieter Zetsche accepted the award at the presentation ceremony in Berlin. Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton had driven the “Green Steering Wheel” onto the stage in an electrically powered smart fortwo; this electric vehicle… Continue Reading »
Once again, as last year, the premium products of Mercedes-Benz have emerged among the winners of a consumer survey carried out by US market research institute J.D. Power and Associates. With the results of this year’s “APEAL” study, the S-Class won top honors in the premium category. The S-Class got high marks for their distinctive front and back styling, as well as for their 380hp engines, roomy trunks, and good response in steering and braking.
According to Strategic Vision and their Total Quality Awards, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has received the highest score this year in new vehicle owner satisfaction. The S-Class achieved 950 points in the Strategic Vsion’s Luxury Car segment, making it the single automobile that owners are most satisfied with following their purchase. This isn’t really a surprise for us or anyone that has driven the S-Class, but nevertheless, having some real-world data and awards proves our point.