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German cars dominate Auto Motor Und Sport Awards

Readers of respected German car publication recognize home-grown vehicles.

The German people voted the 5-Series BMW as best sedan – shock!

You have to hand it to the Germans, they do make quality cars. But, surely there has been just a little blind parochialism in this year’s Auto Motor Und Sport Awards.

The readers of the publication and website had 384 different models to vote for across ten different categories and German models took the top three spots in ALL of those categories!

Auto Moto Und Sport People Choice Awards 2013

Category Winner Runner-up Second runner-up
Mini-car Opel Adam Volkswagen Up! Mini
Sub-compact BMW i3 Audi A1 Volkswagen Polo
Compact Volkswagen Golf Audi A3 Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mid-size BMW 4 Series Coupe BMW 3 Series Audi A5 Sportsback
Sedan BMW 5 Series Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Luxury Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Audi A8/Porsche Panamera
Sports Porsche 911 BMW i8 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Convertible Porsche 911 Porsche 918 Spyder Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
SUV Mercedes-Benz G-Class BMW X5 Porsche Cayenne
Van Volkswagen Multivan Volkswagen Touran Mercedes-Benz B-Class

While the editors of 30 global automotive publications chose the new BMW i3 as the winner of this year’s Paul Pietsch Award for innovation.

Joel Helmes

About the author

Joel Helmes

Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.