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2010 Top Gear UK Car of the Year awards

The boys from Top Gear in the UK have just celebrated the Car of the Year ceremony and awards were given to a number of car categories this year, each separating the various segments of the motoring market.
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Picking up the Family Car of the Year award was the BMW 520d Touring (wagon). It features a large rear cargo space and plenty of options and comfort inside the car, and also offers a fuel efficient 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine outputting 135kW and 380Nm of torque.

Taking home the Hot Hatch of the Year award was the new Volkswagen Golf R. It features all the usual appointments and comforts as you'd expect from a top shelf Golf only it sports an all-wheel drive system and 2.0-litre turbocharged engine outputting 188kW of power and 330Nm of torque.

Picking up the Cabrio of the Year award was the Maserati GranCarbio. As well as being stunning to behold, the Maserati also features a luscious leather interior and a howling 4.7-litre V8 capable of outputting 323kW of power and 490Nm of torque.

Taking home the Luxury Car of the Year award was the Jaguar XJ. Of course the British car show hosts are going to nominate the big Jag, but it was also given the award due to its cool innovative features, handsome looks and range of competitive engines.

Picking up the Grand Tourer of the Year award was the brand new Bentley Continental GT. With its sharp new looks, powerful W12 engine and show-stopping presence, it was hard to argue. It also has British heritage.

Taking home the Coupe of the Year award was the sporty little Peugeot RCZ. This car has been praised by many car critics and professional drivers since it's launch due to a wide range of positive features. Such as, the economical yet athletic engine and the interesting new double-bubble coupe roof design.

Picking up the Hyper Car of the Year award was the awesome Koenigsegg Agera. Showcasing ballistic performance and low-slung supercar looks, the Top Gear team found it hard to fault.

Last but not least was the Small Car of the Year award. The car in question also picked up the overall Top Gear Car of the Year award, too. It was the quirky little Citroen DS3. Featuring a funky design, sporty engine and vast interior options, the DS3 has always been a favourite with the Top Gear team ever since it was launched.

Special Cars of the Year selected by each Top Gear TV presenter were also made. Richard Hammond couldn't get enough of the Porsche GT2 RS, while James May noted the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport as his favourite of the year, and Jeremy Clarkson loved the Pagani Zonda R.