You may not have heard of the magazine “Auto Zeitung,” but those in Germany certainly have. As a Munich-based car company, BMW was one of many automotive brands vying for the “Auto Trophy 2011” given out by Auto Zeitung. With 29 categories to rate and over 400 models competing, Auto Zeitung readers chose not only one BMW as a winner, but two.
The BMW 1 Series was awarded the Auto Trophy for the compact class category while the BMW 5 Series was given the Auto Trophy for the upper-range segment. But the awards did not stop there. BMW as a whole also received the “Quality Trophy 2011” from the magazine in recognition of its highly reliable and well-crafted car lineup. I’d say BMW came out on top.