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BMW poaches designer from Mercedes-Benz

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Karim Habib is returning to BMW to take over as head of exterior design, the automaker announced on Tuesday.

Habib spent the first 10 years of his career at BMW. During that time he was responsible for designing the exterior of the current BMW 7-series and the Concept CS.

The 40-year-old returns after a two-year stint with Mercedes-Benz’s advanced design studio.

“I’m really delighted about coming back to the BMW brand and being given the opportunity to help shape the future of BMW as part of an outstanding team,” Habib said.

By Brad Constant