2012 Golden Steering: German bagnoles remain preferees
73 million players across Europe regularly read the contents of the 26 magazines part of Axel Springer AG group. The best known of them, the magazine Auto Bild is read by an audience of nearly 7 million loyal readers.
Since 37 years, the publishers of the popular German magazine Auto Bild tabloid Bild and am Sonntag reveal the names of vehicles who deserves the title of "Golden Steering Wheel" in six categories preselected.
In 2007, has added the title of "Green Wheel".
The jury consists of fifty people, including racers, journalists and engineers in mechanical annually who choose the best vehicles available on the European automobile chessboard.
Near fifty vehicles found themselves nominated, which must undergo very rigorous testing.
Finally, the organizers of this highly publicized competition in European ground, also give the mission to elect the "man of the year", which is best illustrated by its decision to permit decisions with his business prosper .
Once again, these are German vehicles that take top honors with four well merits titles. Following a French and an Italian car bolide.
The winners of the "Golden Steering Wheel" 2012:
Breaks: Renault Clio IV
Compact Audi A3
MPV / ludospaces: Opel Zafira Tourer
Luxury sedans: BMW 3 Series
Coupes / Convertibles: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
SUV / SUT: Mercedes-Benz GL
The title "Green Wheel" back to the Toyota Yaris hybrid.
The title of "man of the year" was awarded to Ferdinand K. Piech, chairman of the supervisory board of the German group Volkswagen.
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