Over 200,000 readers voted for the 911 Targa. It won the pure reader poll conducted in Germany and six other countries: France, Spain, Hungary, Austria, Belarus and Switzerland. A 53-person judging panel of trade journalists, race car drivers, celebrities and other groups of experts also voted the Cayman GTS as the best sports car and the Macan S Diesel as the best SUV. The international selection panel chose the winners based on extensive test drives and evaluation of 35 different criteria.
The three awards for Porsche were accepted by Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development, and Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche.
"Taking three Golden Steering Wheels back to Zuffenhausen – that is a first in Porsche history. We are impressed by the extraordinary recognition we received in the three categories," said Müller at the awards presentation. Hatz emphasised: "For Porsche, it is not just the pure engine power in a vehicle that matters, rather it is the total package of performance, efficiency and handling – as embodied by the Cayman GTS among the sports cars and the Macan as a compact SUV."
Finally, Mauer said about the readers poll award for the 911 Targa: "This award is a very special one for us, because it validates the connection between the timeless design of the original Targa and the modern sportiness of the 911 as perceived by its fans across Europe."
Cayman GTS: Combined fuel consumption: 9.0 – 8.2 l/100 km; CO2 emission: 211 – 190 g/km
911 Targa: Combined fuel consumption: 10.0 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 237 – 204 g/km
Macan S Diesel: Combined fuel consumption: 6.3 – 6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 164 – 159 g/km