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From a Sketch to the Road: The Mercedes-Benz Design Process

All car designers share the same passion for innovation, functionality, adventure and attention to detail. At Mercedes-Benz they also have the time to explore, to try new ideas and even make mistakes along the way. On average, it takes three years for a sketch to become a real car, being transported by industrial chains around a production plant. The shiny new car is the culmination of a lot of imagination, inspiration and consultation. Teamwork No designer works in isolation–Mercedes designers collaborate with colleagues in the development and production departments to plan the way forward. Design at Mercedes includes concept, detail and then production. The start of the design process–the emotional… Continue Reading »


Notable Aerodynamics On Mercedes-Benz CLA

The latest Mercedes-Benz CLA combines ground-breaking aerodynamics with a revolutionary design. This was revealed through the official website of Mercedes-Benz UK. The vehicle sets the standard among all car models of the luxury vehicle manufacturer with its notable aerodynamic design. In addition, the vehicle also serves the benchmark among all series production vehicle models around the world. A number of aerodynamic optimization measures resulted to the incomparable airflow of the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Among these measures are the modified front apron, specially-designed aero-alloy wheels, serrated wheel spoilers and its adjustable radiator shutter. The serrated wheel spoilers are positioned along the front as well as the rear wheel arches of the vehicle…. Continue Reading »


Meet the Mercedes-Benz ‘Vision Golf Cart’

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart is a ‘sculpture on wheels’, says Daimler Design VP Gorden Wagener. That’s thanks to the flow-shaped elements highlighting the design of the fancy new golf cart presented by the German automaker at the 2013 Open Championship golf competition held from July 18-21 in Gullane, Scotland. In a nutshell, the golf cart sports elements that mix a golf cart and a Mercedes-Benz car’s aesthetics. The design was taken from car enthusiasts as well as golf fans, who sent in designs for a ‘golf cart of the future’. The winner got tickets to the competition held at the Muirfield links. Among the features of the concept cart… Continue Reading »


smart Unveils fortwo edition BoConcept

We’ve reported on the smart and BoConcept partnership before, and now, the first production model to come out of that collaboration has been unveiled. The new smart fortwo edition BoConcept limited-edition model has just been unveiled, and prospective buyers can start ordering the coupe and cabrio variants, which are set to reach dealerships by November. Pricing for these special models starts at €14,490 (around $18,900), and buyers have  electric drive (55 kW) or petrol engine (52 kW or 62 kW) options. The focus on these special units are the design elements. There’s the interior, which has been given special attention by the Danish urban interior design firm. You get a tobacco… Continue Reading »


Artist Takes Inspiration From SL Interior

Anybody who owns a Mercedes sedan can relate with the sense of luxury that ensconces you as soon as you settle yourself in the interior. For those who can’t get enough of Mercedes design, there is of course the Mercedes and Formitalia partnership which has been offering Mercedes-designed chairs, lounges and tables. Apparently though, this is not enough for some individuals, as Mercedes has collaborated with South African designer Katie Thompson in coming up with an SL-themed furniture collection. Having established herself as an artist who recycles different objects to be repurposed into furniture, Thompson set her sights on turning a Mercedes SL’s interior into office-worthy furnishings. For example, the… Continue Reading »


SL Body Structure Reaps Design Award

Mercedes-Benz’s new SL has picked up yet another award in recognition of its groundbreaking advances in the car’s design. Garnering 1st place at the 2012 EuroCarBody Awards, the SL was recognized for the intelligent design methods that were adopted in producing the all-aluminum structure. As has been pointed out by the carmaker, the new SL’s body is 110 kilos lighter compared to a similarly-sized body that would use traditional steel structures. In fact, the current SL’s structure is 140 kilos lighter than the SL it replaced. All this was recognized by the more than 500 industry representatives who cast their votes at the 14th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference held… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Honored with “red dot: client of the year 2012” Distinction

Thanks to the body of “innovative and leading-edge marketing and communications work” by Mercedes-Benz, the German automaker has been hailed as the red dot: client of the year 2012. The title will be handed to Mercedes-Benz on October 24 at the Konzerthaus Berlin, where the presentation will be the highlight of the red dot gala. “We are delighted, and tremendously proud, to receive this accolade,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars Head of Brand Communications Anders Sundt Jensen. “It is a great reward for us and our creative agencies after a year of intensive but ultimately successful hard work.” Several Mercedes-Benz vehicles received red dot product design awards this year, including the B-Class,… Continue Reading »


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