BMW 7 Series: design images

Production Cars 30 Sep 2008
BMW 7 Series: design images

An extensive selection of 70 official images from the design process of the new Bmw 7 Series, from the exterior and interior sketches to the digital modeling, virtual reality design and clay model creation.


Below we report a comprehensive set of images officially released by BMW for its new 7 Series model, that debuts at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Click here for the complete gallery.

Exterior Design Sketches

BMW 7 Series Bmw 7 Series - exterior design sketch Bmw 7 Series - exterior design sketch
Bmw 7 Series - exterior design sketch Bmw 7 Series - exterior design sketch Exterior designer Karim Habib

"The
style the luxury saloon results from design features such as the car’s dynamic proportions,
the low-slung and stretched side view, sculptural surfaces bearing out modern values, the extra-large, upright and low-slung
BMW kidney grille, as well as horizontally oriented lines at the rear emphasising the car’s power and width.
"

Interior Design Sketches

Nader Faghizadeh sketching the interior BMW 7 Series - Interior sketch by Nader Faghizadeh BMW 7 Series - Interior sketch by Nader Faghizadeh
BMW 7 Series - Interior sketch by Nader Faghizadeh BMW 7 Series - Interior sketch by Nader Faghizadeh BMW 7 Series - Interior sketch by Nader Faghizadeh

"Softly sweeping shapes, high-class materials and enhanced spaciousness and comfort give the interior a harmonious, generous and luxurious look throughout"

CAS – Computer Aided Styling

Interior designer Nader Faghihzadeh sketching with the Wacom Cintiq BMW 7 Series - CAS Computer Aided Styling Karim Habib digital sketching
Nader Faghihzadeh - Interior designer CAS presentation, detail of the kidney grille CAS presentation, detail of the kidney grille

Tape drawing and taping model

Tape drawing Tape drawing by Nader Faghihzadeh Clay model taping
Clay model taping Clay model taping Clay model taping

Color and trims

BMW 7 Series - paint samples BMW 7 Series - Colors and trim BMW 7 Series - samples of material and color

Design meetings and evaluation

Nader Faghihzadeh BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series Martina Starke (color and trim) Chris Bangle (Head of Design, BMW Group) and Adrian van Hooydonk (Head of Design, BMW cars)

Clay modeling – Exterior

Painting brushes and tools Painting brushes and tools Clay modeling tools
BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series - Clay modeling BMW 7 Series - Clay modeling BMW 7 Series - Clay modeling

"Design of the new BMW 7 Series standing for natural presence, superior sportiness and precise elegance. The features
and qualities of the car are authentically visualised through its modern look
"

Clay modeling – Interior mock-up

BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series Nader Faghihzadeh - clay modeling BMW 7 Series - Clay modeling
BMW 7 Series - Clay modeling BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series Review at interior design model (Chris Bangle - Head of Design BMW Group, Michael Ninic (departed 2008), Nader Faghihzadeh - interior designer 7er)

"The driver-oriented cockpit with its display in innovative black panel technology"

Clay model finishing

BMW 7 Series Modeler and Karim Hab (exterior design 7Series) at design model BMW 7 Series

Final model photography

BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series
BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series - Cutaway
BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series BMW 7 Series - interior - steering wheel

Body Shop Assembly

BMW 7 Series - body shop assembly BMW 7 Series - body in white BMW 7 Series - Body-in-white assembly

(Source: Bmw)

Image Gallery

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