Karim Habib is the new Head of BMW Design

News | May 23rd, 2012 by 9
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Karim Habib will take over as Head of BMW Design on 01.06.2012. The 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles …

Karim Habib will take over as Head of BMW Design on 01.06.2012. The 42-year-old Lebanon-born Canadian has been in charge of Exterior Design BMW Automobiles since March 2011. He joined the BMW Group design team in 1998 and, among other achievements, shaped the design of the current BMW 7 Series.

Following his studies in Canada and California, Karim Habib had various posts in interior and exterior design before becoming Team Leader Advanced Design for the BMW Group and later heading the BMW Exterior Design department. Now the designer and engineer takes overall charge of the design of BMW cars.

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“I feel very honoured and I look forward to this new challenge. Now I have the opportunity of working together with a great team to shape the future face of the BMW brand,” says Karim Habib.

“Karim Habib is an outstanding designer who has had a significant impact on the design of the BMW brand over many years. His longstanding experience and subtle instinct for timely elegance and dynamics are the ideal prerequisites for this demanding task. I look forward very much to his support and collaboration,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design

9 responses to “Karim Habib is the new Head of BMW Design”

  1. FLAMINESSE says:

    Personally… i think he should be fired… 3 series… 1 series FUGLY!!

    • LaMa says:

      if he is the one who did the new 1 and new 3, then sorry, He is not a great designer.
      bungle was the worst still, but these newer cars are a copycat of bungle’s mixed lines grotesk creatures.
      The new 3’s hood/grille line for example is horrible. that ruins the front end with the asian looking headlights. That’s a step back from the E9x series.

      The best exterior at the moment is a Z4 which is a female designed car.

    • Carmaker1 says:

      Actually he had no hand in the 3 series. The design for the 3 series was selected after he left in March 2009. I’d say it was chosen in April 2009, when he was at MB. The F20 might have been chosen while he was there.

  2. LaMa says:

    why people repeat the headlines ? then post nothing… ????

  3. kstanz says:

    What happened to Adrian Van Hooydonk ( Idk if thats how you spell that weird name) but anyway wasnt he the head of design?

  4. empower says:

    bmw and bmw group are two different things. he will have to report to Adrian van hooydonk.

  5. sax says:

    any takers for a great exterior design funda .no great car co has it

  6. vinay lal says:

    pls convey this Indian best regards to Mr Karim Habib
    Vinay lal
    a designer from Kerala India
    vinaylalvinay@gmail.com

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