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Motor Klassik readers give Mercedes Benz honours in 5 categories

Bentley Continental GT voted Classic Car of the Future in coupe category

Autofile Staff
Published: April 15, 2013, 3:00 PM

2013 Bentley Continental GT

Readers of the Motor Presse Stuttgart publication Motor Klassik selected the Brit brand Bentley and its Continental GT as "Classic Car of the Future" in the coupe category while giving five overall category wins to its homegrown Mercedes Benz brand; it's the second year in a row the Continental GT took Classic of the Future honours.

"Bentley's heritage is a cornerstone of our brand," said Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, CEO of Bentley Motors. "For decades our cars have defined ultimate luxury and high performance grand touring. It is our goal to continue to build the best luxury cars in the world. We are honoured that the readers recognize the Contintental GT as a future classic and we thank them for this prestigious award."

The Continental GT range includes the V8, W12, and recently launched flagship Continental GT Speed, which comes in both coupe and convertible body styles.

Mercedes-Benz's G-Class took the off-roader category, and the CLS Shooting Brake the luxury segment. The Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder compressor sports car SSK won the Classics up to 1930 section; the returning champion in the 1947-1961 category was the 300 SL Gullwing. Winner of the 2012 Auction Car category was a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K in a rare special roadster version.

Nine categories were awarded in all.