Michael Mauer

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Michael Mauer
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BornJuly 28, 1962 (1962-07-28) (age 57)
OccupationCar Designer
Known forMercedes-Benz SLK
Porsche 991
Porsche 918 Spyder

Michael Mauer (born 1962)[1] is a German car designer. He is the Chief Designer at Porsche. He has previously worked for Mercedes-Benz and Saab.[2]


Mauer studied design from 1982 to 1986 at the Hochschule Pforzheim. His first job after graduating was with Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen. In 1989 he was appointed Design Project Leader for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. In 1995 he was promoted to Head of Department and took responsibility for the new A-Class, SLK[3] and SL models. In 1998 Mauer moved to the Tokyo design studio as General Manager. A year later, he moved back to Europe and was in charge of design at Smart.

In June 2000 he left Mercedes to join General Motors and worked for Saab as Executive Director Design. In 2003 he became responsible for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe.

Mauer joined Porsche in 2004, taking over from Harm Lagaay,[4] and is responsible for the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera,[5] 911 (991) and 918 Spyder. The 2012 911 won the Red Dot award.[6]


  1. ^ "Harm Lagaay retires and is to be succeeded by Michael Mauer". Porsche. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Interview with Michael Mauer". Green Car Design. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Interview: Michael Mauer of Porsche". Autoblog.com.
  4. ^ "Michael Mauer". Evo. 2 June 2004. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  5. ^ "A Conversation with Porsche's Head of Design Michael Mauer". Motor Trend. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Top award for iconic sports car manufacturer Porsche is red dot: design team of the year 2012". Red Dot. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

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