Mercedes-Benz hires BMW designer to head up design studio in Stuttgart

No Mercedes-Benz didn’t hire Chris Bangle. However, the Stuttgart automaker did hire another BMW designer who goes by the name of Karim Habib. Habib, who is responsible for the exterior design of the new 2009 BMW 7-Series is now moving to Mercedes-Benz where he will head up the company’s advanced design studio.

He will be working under Mercedes-Benz’s new design guru – Gorden Wagener.

This is the second time this year that Mercedes-Benz has stolen hired a design specialist who previously worked at a different automaker. Earlier this year, Joel Piaskowski, left his position as Hyundai’s North America design chief to head up Mercedes-Benz’s advanced design studio near Carlsbad, California.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoWeek