BMWBLOG Interviews Michael de Bono, Designer of BMW Concept Active Tourer
BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle made its world debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. To learn more about the challenges in designing a FWD vehicle while maintaining BMW’s core values, we sat down for an interview with Michael de Bono, the BMW exterior designer responsible for Concept Active Tourer.
The UK-born de Bono is known in the BMW world as the designer that also penned the beautiful F31 3 Series Touring. The young Brit Bono joined BMW in 2004, after graduating from Britain’s Transportation Design Department of Coventry University.
After working on various Rolls-Royce and BMW advanced design concepts, de Bono joined the production design team in 2007 and reports to head of BMW design, Karim Habib.