W enn Chief designers like Peter Birtwhistle (Mazda), Ian Callum (Jaguar), Karim Habib (BMW) Michael Mauer (Porsche), Peter Schreyer (Kia), Gorden Wagener (Mercedes), Malcolm Ward (Opel) and managing directors like Holger Böhme (Citroën Germany) in a 241-year-old ballroom, it must have a special occasion.
Prizes for the most beautiful
auto motor und sport invited to the dining room in Hohenheim Castle Freestyle of the most beautiful cars of the past twelve months. 17,860 readers had chosen their 2013 design favorites from 104 models in eight categories. The winners were now able to receive the Autonis trophy from the hands of auto motor und sport editors-in-chief Ralph Alex and Jens Katemann.
Finally, Malcolm Ward was allowed to leave with trophies for his work on the Opel Adam, Gorden Wagener (Mercedes CLA), Karim Habib (BMW 3 Series GT and M6 Gran Coupé), Ian Callum (Range Rover Sport and Jaguar F-Type), Michael Mauer (Porsche 911 Turbo). On behalf of the Citroën design team, Germany Managing Director Holger Böhme accepted the award for the C4 Picasso.