Automotive News reports that the BMW brand's head of design, Karim Habib, will leave the company. The news agency says this information comes from a source at the automaker, and BMW didn't comment on his departure. Automotive News also notes that Habib is the third brand design chief to leave in the last two years, with the Mini and BMW i heads of design leaving last year.

Habib has a history at BMW that stretches back to 1998, and his work included designing the first 7 Series to come after Chris Bangle's controversial version. Not long after, in 2009, he went to Mercedes-Benz. In 2011, he returned to BMW as the lead for exterior design. He was then promoted to his current position as design director for the BMW brand the following year.

We have also reached out to BMW for comment on Habib, and we will update this article when we hear back.

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