BMW and Fiat win ‘Car Design of the Year’ awards by Car Design News
BMW has won the car design of the year for its concept car Concept CS while without a surprise Fiat has won the prize for its 500 model.
What’s interesting about the CarDesign News Prize is its readership comprised of international car designers. The prize is an award given by designers for designers.
The award for the best concept show car announced in 2007 went to the BMW Concept CS, with over 51% of readers awarding the BMW a top three ranking. The Fiat 500 was the clear winner in the production category, with 50% of readers giving it a top three ranking. The result for the Fiat is more remarkable, given that the other top five contenders were all luxury models costing far more than the baby Fiat.
Car Design of the Year 2007 – Concept
1. BMW Concept CS, 4794 points
2. Mazda Taiki. 4495 points
3. Citroën C-Cactus. 4115 points
Car Design of the Year 2007 – Production
1. Fiat 500, 4643 points
2. Maserati Gran Turismo. 4140 points
3. Audi A5. 3965 points