Detroit 2009: BMW Z4 wins Eyes on Design Awards for best production vehicle

Auto Shows | January 14th, 2009 by 7
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The 2009 BMW Z4 is not yet available to the consumers, but it has already starting to win awards. Each year, the Detroit Auto Show …

The 2009 BMW Z4 is not yet available to the consumers, but it has already starting to win awards. Each year, the Detroit Auto Show hosts the Eyes on Design Awards. The awards for design excellence are split into two categories: Concept and Production Vehicles. The winners were selected by a panel of 20 judges, all design executives.

Some of the jury members were the BMW design chief Chris Bangle, Harley-Davidson chief styling officer Willy G. Davidson, and transportation design chair at the College for Creative Studies Larry Erickson.

Detroit 2009: BMW Z4 wins Eyes on Design Awards for best production vehicle

Not to our surprise, three out of the four awards were taken by german automaker, with Cadillac saving the day for U.S. based companies.

And as expected, the new 2009 BMW Z4 has won the Production Vehicles award along with the new Audi R8 V10. Audi scored a major win by taking the award for Concept Vehicles with its new Sportback model. The Cadillac Converj took the concept honors.

It’s great to see that the new BMW Z4 is considered a main attraction at the Detroit Auto Show and even more, that it is highly appreciated.

  • The Lee

    I like the Audi Sportback, in general, but I HATE the front grill. The “Converj” looks, IMO, like a Gallardo (profile) mated with a CTS. It doesn’t look horrible, but it sure as hell doesn’t look unique either.

  • Brookside

    Think these awards might be enough to convince BMW to let Arnaud and Blasi cop a freebie Z4?
    How about a drive around Cobo Hall?

    Seriously, congrats to all…although I’m not so sure about the A7….the front overhang is so gigundo it looks like its going to tip over on its (beautiful) snout.

  • roffle waffle

    cool! it must be even better looking in person

  • http://www.autocritical.com/blog AutoCritical

    I like the lines on the new Z4 – overall the design is quite aggressive! The only thing is that comparing it to the old Z4, there doesn’t seem to be a ‘conceptual’ feel about it…

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