Automotive Brand Contest 2011 voted Mercedes-Benz design team as Team of the year.
The competition additionally awarded the ultimate "Best of Best" plaudit to the Mercedes-Benz CLS in the Exterior category.
The Concept A-Class interior was also deemed "Best of Best", taking first place in the Interior area of the Concept & Study category.
"We are all delighted to receive this valuable award in recognition of a magnificent joint effort," said Mercedes-Benz design director professor h.c. Gorden Wagener.
"Everyone in our team works with great dedication day-in, day-out to ensure that the Mercedes-Benz models of the future retain their distinctive, hallmark Mercedes character in keeping with the very highest aesthetic standards."
Two "Best of Best" titles in the Automotive Brand Contest 2011 additionally underscore the Mercedes design team's efforts.
The Concept A-Class interior by Mercedes-Benz took first place in the Interior area of the Concept & Study category.
Bionic cell structures, echoes of aircraft design, an operating concept with fully integrated smartphone and unique and revolutionary graphic design featuring three-dimensional, dynamically growing glass elements provide a foretaste of a new generation of the A-Class.
The "Best of Best" title in the Exterior category saw the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class following in the footsteps of its predecessor, which has long enjoyed international renown as a design icon.
The new CLS combines an elegant coupe silhouette with an expressive front. Its dynamic, athletic figure features a beguiling composition of lines and surfaces and a dropping line, drawing on the uniquely rich fund of design treasures to be found in historical Mercedes sports cars to embody a contemporary aesthetic statement.