The German equivalent of the Golden Calipers, the MINI Cooper won the small car class. Unknown if this is for the R50/53 or the R56, but based on the photo they used, it looks like the R56.

>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.

Full translation below.

>GOLDEN STEERING WHEEL 2006: all Promis in the jury Fotogalerie

>Gold went in this year at mini (BMW Group), Volvo, Lexus, VOLKSWAGEN, Mercedes Benz and Hymer. Professor Dr. Martin winter grain, chairman of the board AUDI AG received the Ehrenpreis of this year for special earnings/services to the automobile.

>To the jury belonged beside specialists and engine-haven-learn, like Christina Surer or Mika Häkkinen, also prominent one like the RTL host Nazan Eckes, Estefania Küster and Deutschrocker Peter Maffay. All Promis in the overview – here click!

>The solemn award of the prize took place before approximately 400 guests from economics, politics, media and sport in the Axel Springer house in Berlin. The Gala of Nazan Eckes, musical high point was moderated was an appearance of Christina Stürmer.

One of the better translations I’ve seen in a while.

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