Slovak vehicle designer Jozef Kaban, whose credits include chief of exterior design at Audi and Skoda, and the VW Lupo, SEAT Arosa, Bugatti Veyron and Škoda Octavia, has moved to BMW to be responsible for core BMW brand design while Domagoj Dukec will head the design team for i and M vehicles. The pair report to chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk.

Dukec has been with BMW since 2010, where his responsibilities have included exterior design for the BMW brand and, most recently, BMW i design

"I am looking forward to this strengthening of the design team," said van Hooydonk. "Both Jozef Kaban and Domagoj Dukec bring the experience, talent and vision we need for the future direction of our design."

Karim Habib, who was responsible for BMW brand design, had previously left the company of his own accord.

"We naturally respect Karim Habib's decision and wish him every success in his new business endeavours," added van Hooydonk.