Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI and the C 63 AMG win Australian awards
The Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI and the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG have won the “Austrialian Drive of the Year” award along with the “Best Sports Car over £80,000”.
Mercedes-Benz C 250
The judges of who decide on this particular award had very praise of the car indeed. They said coming to the decision was difficult considering the amount of quality that the c 250 CDI had to face. But the car had enough to make it “irresistible” and take the crown.
They said “There’s tough and there’s really tough. And when you look through the list of potential winners in this class, you start to wonder how one vehicle could possibly shine among such a range of high quality, value packed offerings. Just about all classes this year were very tightly contested, this one perhaps even more so. So, finding one to stand above the others was going to be difficult. The Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI did just that, and how. Across all scoring options and all manner of driving tests and styles, the combination of C-Class body style and brilliant diesel engine is pretty much irresistible,”
The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG also won an award. It was presented with the “Best Sports Car over £80,000”. This was another marvellous victory for Mercedes-Benz it had some tough competition within the C 63’s particular category.
The judges praised the car’s brilliant suspension and braking system. Their exact words were “It is not just the engine and power transmission which characterise the C 63 AMG Coupe’s dynamic quality. Its true brilliance comes from a cleverly integrated engineering package that makes the whole car feel confidently composed in any situation. The AMG sports suspension and high performance composite braking system are also key to the C63’s brilliant capability,”
Hans Tempel, the Head of Mercedes-Benz Australia, said how important the two awards were. He was quoted to have said “Last week we won Drive Car of the Year and this week the same cars took out their respective categories. It’s no secret the C 250 CDI and C 63 AMG Coupe are great cars and both are at two different ends of the strong C-Class range.
It’s been an exciting seven days for Mercedes-Benz Australia and it’s an honour to accept these two important trophies with the words Australia’s Best Car,”