Hall of Famer: Fascination with the Autodesigner Bruno Sacco

Autodesigner Bruno Sacco

"Good design is the lack of frills": How Bruno Sacco Mercedes made more factual

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Bruno Sacco shaped the Mercedes design for many years. The native Italian created timeless vehicles such as the Mercedes SL of the R129 series and the S-Class (W126). Why his works were so important for Daimler.

For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. Bruno Sacco takes more information about more information. In the past, he granted his vehicles free outlet and was on the motorways around Stuttgart with the tempos beyond the 200 km/h. At the more precise age, the man, who had significantly shaped the Mercedes formal language for several decades, enjoys gliding over curvy country roads. For him, coupes are the "Filets of a series", so it is not surprising that he himself has such a classic, namely a 560 sec (C126) from 1989.

One of the five most important automotive designers of the 20. century

Childhood was relaxed for the son of an Italian officer, born in 1933 in Udine, Italy in 1933. He enjoyed the sun and the blue sky of his homeland, which is why it is not a big miracle that dark blue is his favorite color. Anyone who is now introducing themselves to a car -facing Italian boy is wrong with Bruno Sacco. "I wasn’t interested in cars," said the designer once.

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Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz S 600, the top model of the S-Class series 140, here in the model-based execution (1994 to 1998).

How does this boy come from a jury to one of the five most important automotor designers of the 20 many years later. Century was chosen. In addition to him, the jury chose grandchildren like Giorgio Giugiaro, Battista Farina, Ettore Bugatti and Giuseppe Bertone. In 2006 the ultimate knighthood was followed: Bruno Sacco was included in the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan in the USA and 2007 in the European Automotive Hall of Fame in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The key object, which brought about the change of spirit, was a futuristic flounder. The Chrysler Ghia Gilda Streamline was a product of the time in the 1950s, which was very much shaped by the enthusiasm for aviation and the nozzle drive. This was the initial spark. Even then, Mercedes practiced an immense radiance that lured the young designer into the Swabian metropolis.

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Daimler AG Bruno Sacco, former Mercedes-Benz chief designer

In 1958 Sacco passed the work gate for the first time and started his work as a stylist and designer. In his new task, he worked and learned from Bela Barenyi, Karl Wilfert and Friedrich Geiger. Men and the well-known Mercedes designer Paul Bracq quickly recognized the talent of the young Italian and let him participate in cars that are now classics, such as the Mercedes SL (W113) "Pagoda" or the Mercedes 600.

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Those responsible for the premium car maker also quickly recognized what juwel in the formal dividing department swung the pencil. The path to the top of the design was already marked. The Sacco, which was important to the Sacco from 1970, led important body construction and measure concept, he was also able to assess the effects of a brush line on the construction of a car. Only five years later, the promotion to the chief stories followed before Sacco took over the Style Department in 1978 and eleven years later the board of directors called for the director of the Design area.

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"Good design can be recognized by the lack of frills"

If you ask him about your favorite Mercedes today, the answer comes that there is no favorite, but some who like it. This series includes the Mercedes 35 PS, the Mercedes 540 K, the Mercedes 300 SL, the Mercedes W111 "Heck fin, the" Baby Benz "190 (W201) and of course the S-Class W126. The W126 series, which celebrated its world premiere on the IAA in 1979, was the first vehicle that was created under Sancco’s reign. "I wanted to make something fresh, but not something that negates the past"; he describes his philosophy, which was decisive for an entire generation of automobiles. If you ask him about your maxims, clear answers come. "Good design can be recognized by the lack of frills".

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Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz SL of the R 129 series, model-maintained version from 1995.

However, the designer sees the perfect line in a car, the Mercedes SL R129, which was the flagship of the Mercedes convertible between 1989 and 2001. However, this seal of approval only applies if the fabric roof is closed. "The C126 has the most beautiful face of all Mercedes-Benz that I was responsible for," says Bruno Sacco and means the coupe of the S-Class that rolled on the streets from 1979.

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Daimler AG Heimat Strasse: Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC (C 126, 1981 to 1991).

His creations did not always find undivided applause. In the W126 it was the plastic planks on the flanks of the car, which were also referred to as "Sacco boards". The first generation of the A-Class, which was able to tip over without ESP in the event of quick changes of direction, was initially not Mercedes-Like for many. Little Mercedes was a sales success worldwide. The Roadster SLK and its Vario folding roof once called Sacco a "good mood car".

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After 41 years is over

His farewell gift to his Mercedes brand celebrated world premiere in September 1998. The S-Class of the W220 series led the design of the Swabian car maker to the new millennium. A year later, Bruno Sacco handed over the keys to the Mercedes design office after 41 years of company affiliation to his successor Peter Pfeiffer. Bruno Sacco is still driving his favorite car himself today – a dark blue Mercedes 560 Sec in the C 126 series.Possibly also interesting for you:

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4 thoughts on “Hall of Famer: Fascination with the Autodesigner Bruno Sacco”

  1. New C class
    That "cockpit" can no longer be surpassed in terms of asnity. Would have the current designer … I release immediately. Also the "Upper boss" The something of something is out of place

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  2. …..and today ?
    Obviously, today’s car manufacturers use a worldwide, independent design offices ! Otherwise you cannot explain today’s cars…. Forms rounded, but there is a brilliant lighting design ! The interior is switchless, but you hang several displays in. It’s good that there are autologos, otherwise it will slowly be really difficult to assign the things……

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  3. he is right.
    People like Mr. Sacco have an understanding of design that almost completely disappeared today. How infinitely good the man did his work, you can see very nice today when you "his" Mercedes" Compared to many other vehicles from the same time. Sacco Mercedes are timelessly beautiful.

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  4. Good design…
    "Good design is the lack of frills"… This sentence should write the designers of so-called infotainment systems and assistance and support systems, as well as interior designers in today’s cars very thickly behind their ears. With today’s technically rubbed rolling data centers with x displays and functions that no one needs would be one "good design" Really announced again.

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