Auto Tro­phy 2011: Suc­cess for BMW

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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)

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