Auto Trophy 2011: Success for BMW
The BMW 5 Series and the new BMW 1 Series were awarded the Auto Trophy 2011 by readers of German magazine who voted the new BMW 1 Series as the winner of the compact class and BMW 5 Series their favourite in the upper-range category.
BMW’S outstanding results were rounded off with numerous other top-three placements and a Quality Trophy.
Representing the Munichbased automobile manufacturer at Düsseldorf, BMW AG board chairman Dr Norbert Reithofer, head of development Dr Klaus Draeger and head of sales and marketing Ian Robertson received the trophies from TV host Barbara Schöneberger and editor-in-chief Volker Koerdt.
Class victory in the “Auto Trophy” was mainly due to its sporty character. Powerful engines with BMW Twinpower Turbo Technology and the car’s rear-wheel drive (unique in the compact class)