BMW Designer Karim Habib on Making a Boxier 2-Series Convertible
The 44-year-old Lebanese-Canadian is the one responsible for creating the handsome 2-Series convertible the automaker debuted there last week. He held various posts in interior and exterior design at BMW before winning his current title, and it’s easy to see why. Habib is thoughtful, articulate, smart, and eager to jump right into deep discussions over espresso about the future of car design.
“BMW’s are about motion — you don’t drive a BMW because you have to,” Habib told me. “When I design I am always working to honor that thought.”
He also has ideas on whether the i8 looks masculine or feminine — and why.