Three BMW Group concept cars received 2012 Green Good Design Award.
It was the first time for BMW Group product to win the award, according to Friday's official statement from the automaker. BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept, and MINI Rocketman Concept took the honor this year.
"The design of the BMW i8 Concept embodies the flawless interplay of technology and aesthetics," wrote BMW on a statement. BMW also wrote that the model showcased its commitment to "maximizing efficiency".
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The "electrically powered" BMW i3 Concept car is said to offer futuristic design with maximum interior space on the smallest possible footprint.
"This innovative set-up allows the clear design of the interior to generate a feeling of freedom and openness and, in so doing, create a fresh and expansive perception of space," wrote BMW about its i3 Concept.
The MINI Rocketman Concept is based on classic MINI design with innovative twist. The concept is "3+1 -seater" to meet the demands of the mobile urban lifestyle of the future.
The annual Good Design Award, founded in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann Jr, is presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The "world's largest and most distinguished design competition" launched a special off-shoot Green Good Design Awards to environment-oriented type of selection.