Video: Watch BMW reminisce on the good ‘ol days with famous former head of design, Paul Bracq

If you know who Paul Bracq is, then you can officially consider yourself a very knowledgeable car enthusiast. For those who don’t know and may or may not heard of Mr. Bracq, Paul is one of the most famous automotive designers in history and is most known for his work with Citroen, Peugeot, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

More notably, he’s responsible for the styling of the original Mercedes-Benz 600, the W113 “Pagoda” SL-Class, the W108 S-Class, and the W114 just to name a few.

On the BMW front, Bracq is just as famous for he is responsible for the first ever E23 BMW 7-Series design, and his 1973 BMW Turbo Concept, which won Concept Car of the Year at the time. His other BMW works include the first ever E21 BMW 3-Series design, the first and second generation E12 and E28 BMW 5-Series, the 2002 Turbo, the first ever E24 6-Series, and the BMW M1–though the last few were created by Claus Luthe, under the direction of Bracq.

And as a result, Bracq and BMW came together in a special video feature to share the story of how the two came about. It’s story time fellas.

Check it out after the jump.

 

– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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