Awards

  • Stuttgart/Essen, Mar 30, 2015 - Two models from Mercedes-Benz Cars have been awarded this prestigious design prize: the Mercedes-AMG GT has won the "Red Dot: Best of the Best" for outstanding design quality and groundbreaking styling, while the smart fortwo takes the "Red Dot" for high design quality. Both models have already won the similarly internationally renowned "iF product design award 2015".
  • Stuttgart/Hamburg, Feb 12, 2015 - No less than four models and two one-off vehicle studies from Mercedes-Benz have won the internationally renowned "iF Product Design Award 2015". A top-class jury awarded prizes to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé, the AMG GT, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class as well as the smart fortwo for their outstanding designs. In the Professional Concepts/Mobility category meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo picked up the coveted Design Award.
  • Stuttgart , Feb 28, 2014 - The readers of the Chinese edition of the car magazine “auto motor & sport” have voted the smart fortwo the “best micro car 2014”.
  • Stuttgart, Aug 21, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz and smart build the most exciting vehicles: this is the conclusion suggested by the results of the latest design competitions. With the "2012 Green GOOD DESIGN" award, the "Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design" has paid tribute to the one-off Mercedes-Benz BIOME and smart forvision vehicles, as well as the smart ebike. The jury praised the exceptionally environmentally-friendly and sustainable designs of these vehicles in particular. In the "Automotive Brand Contest 2012" meanwhile – held by the German Design Council – Mercedes-Benz has made it onto the list of winners no less than 16 times.
  • Stuttgart, Jul 3, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz sets sustainable trends in automotive design with maximum aesthetic appeal. The jury of the world's most renowned design competition has acknowledged this fact by awarding the Stuttgart-based company the coveted red dot award for three new Mercedes-Benz car models simultaneously. The winners are the B-Class, the C-Class Coupé and the SLS AMG Roadster. The smart ebike has received the red dot: best of the best award for highest design quality.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 25, 2012 - Outstanding recognition and the highest praise for the design: the smart ebike is one of the winners of this year's "Red Dot Design Award". The first models are being successively delivered from the end of April/beginning of May 2012. The first owners will be the numerous customers who have taken advantage of the possibility to reserve an ebike since November 2011.
  • Frankfurt, Sep 14, 2011 - Within the framework of this year's International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main, yesterday evening the smart future minds award was awarded to the visionary and sustainable project „The People’s Supermarket“ from London. Eleven projects from Europe were nominated and were selected by experts from the fields of society, design, architecture, media, science and mobility.
  • Los Angeles, Dec 10, 2010 - Prominent awards for the smart drive app for the iPhone®: at the annual “mobile excellence awards“, the smart app for the iPhone® achieved first place in two categories (Best User Interface for Mobile) and “Mobile Music“. The awards were accepted by Johann Jungwirth, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. at a gala dinner at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, USA.
  • Stuttgart, Mar 5, 2010 - smart's worldwide design contest "Style your smart" implemented the "open innovation" approach in the car industry - with resounding success. More than 8,000 smart and design fans from more than 100 countries took part in the creative contest that ran for a period of around six weeks. On the website www.styleyoursmart.com entrants created more than 50,000 designs for the exterior of the smart fortwo. The winner with the most creative design is Tamir Shefer from Jaffa, Israel. He receives prize money of €1,500.
  • Sindelfingen, Feb 5, 2010 - smart fortwo cdi is maintaining its top position among the most environmentally friendly cars with a combustion engine. The smart fortwo cdi now emits just 86 g/km of CO2 – less than all its competitors.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 5, 2010 - smart is staying true to its brand slogan "open your mind" and opening to outside ideas with a design contest. From 6 January 2010 fans of smart and design worldwide are invited to design a smart fortwo on the website www.styleyoursmart.com. smart is looking for the coolest smart design and will award prizes with a total value of €5000 to the winners.
  • Stuttgart, Apr 16, 2008 - The highly regarded "Motor Presse Club" has awarded the author prize 2008 to the book "sideways. a smart art project" which was recently presented. The distinguished jury of the "MPC car book prize" awards this special prize every year for outstanding literary achievement in the field of car books.
  • Stuttgart, Feb 6, 2008 - The German “Öko-Trend” environmental research institute has awarded its environmental certificate for cars to the smart fortwo micro hybrid drive (mhd). In extensive analyses by experts from the Wuppertal-based independent institute the smart fortwo mhd scored top marks for all environment-related criteria.
  • Stuttgart, Jan 24, 2008 - The well-known Italian automobile publication ’Quattroruote’ has awarded the smart fortwo cdi a special accolade on account of the car’s exemplary consump-tion and environmental friendliness. On the occasion of the annual reader’s poll ‘Le auto che preferisco’ (‘favourite car’) the specialists at the Italian publication ‘Quattroruote’ singled out the smart fortwo cdi for a special award – the only one presented directly by the magazine.
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