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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Wins at German Design Awards

  • Concept named overall winner in transportation category
  • Design award recognises ‘perfect combination of aesthetics and precision’
  • EXP 10 Speed 6 is a statement in modern British luxury and a potential future model line
  • Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed both receive special mentions

Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car has been awarded Gold in the Transportation category of the German Design Awards – one of the most highly respected design competitions in the world.

The German Design Council selects a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. They selected the EXP 10 Speed 6 for the Gold award as a result of its timeless, iconic Bentley design, clever use of new materials and aesthetic dynamism.

Panel judge, Johannes Barckmann, commented: “The designers of the EXP 10 Speed 6 achieved a fantastic reinterpretation of the British legend. This is particularly apparent when looking at the interior. The door panels are not covered with leather, but instead with high-quality wood.

“The exterior inspires with a progressive, elegant design vocabulary that transports the classic car into the future. EXP 10 Speed 6 is an extraordinarily beautiful automobile that perfectly combines aesthetics and precision – and is unmistakably a Bentley. It couldn’t be done better.”

The EXP 10 Speed 6 is a British interpretation of a high-performance two-seater sportscar. It showcases the future direction of luxury and performance using the finest materials and advanced hybrid technology – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept.

Sangyup Lee, Head of Exterior and Advanced Design at Bentley, added: “EXP 10 Speed 6 dominated the conversation at Geneva earlier this year, and is one of the most talked about concept cars of recent times. Our progressive and innovative design – while retaining a classic British look – is also thoroughly modern and dynamic.”

The Bentley Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed – both refreshed in 2015 with a complement of new interior features and exterior styling cues – also received special mentions from the German Design Awards judging panels.

JLR Wins 3 Awards from Auto Motor und Sport

  • Jaguar Land Rover voted winners of three categories by readers of Germany’s leading motoring magazine Auto Motor und Sport
  • Jaguar XF and XE top upper middle class and middle class categories
  • Range Rover Evoque wins SUV class by huge margin
  • Jaguar voted runner up in design brand of the year category


Jaguar Land Rover has been honoured with three trophies at the prestigious Autonis design awards, voted for by readers of Germany’s leading motoring magazine, Auto Motor und Sport.

In the 15th annual reader survey, 115 cars competed across ten categories with more than 17,500 votes cast. The Jaguar XF led the upper middle class category with 42 per cent share of votes, beating local competition from the Audi A6 (35 per cent) and BMW 7-series (30.5 per cent).

The all-new Jaguar XE scooped 36 percent of votes in the middle class group, relegating the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-series to second and third place with 29 and 28 per cent of the votes respectively. Jaguar also took home the silver medal in the design brand of the year class.

Land Rover celebrated success in the SUV class with the Range Rover Evoque winning by the biggest margin of all award entrants, receiving almost twice as many votes (45 per cent) than its closest rivals the Audi Q3 (23 per cent) and the BMW X1 (23 per cent).

Speaking at the awards, Adam Hatton said: “Having the XE and XF voted most attractive car by Auto Motor Und Sport readers is testament to the design philosophy and brand values of Jaguar. By accepting this award I’d like to thank the fantastic design team who I am privileged to work with every day who have incorporated aerodynamic design and aluminium materials to create the lightest, stiffest, most dynamic and most attractive Jaguars yet.”