German newspaper Bild am Sonntag has announced the six winners of its Golden Steering Wheel Award, a prize decided on by 25 select automotive experts from various countries. Seemingly the equivalent of a set of golden calipers, the Golden Steering Wheel prize is highly sought after by automakers and, if the translations we've read are correct, can be used the following year by each recipient in ads for the winning models. Below is the list of winners in each class.
  • MINI Cooper – Small Car
  • Volvo C30 – Compact Estate
  • Lexus IS – Luxury
  • Volkswagen Eos – Convertible
  • Mercedes CL – Coupe
  • Hymer B-Class – Recreational Vehicle
[Source: Bild am Sonntag]