#057 BMW design elements explained – by a BMW designer | BMW Podcast
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If your heart beats faster as soon as you hear the words “Hofmeister kink”, and you think of cars when you hear “kidneys”, this is the episode for you. In an exclusive interview with designer Christopher Weil, Head of Exterior Design at BMW, you'll learn even more about typical BMW design elements and how they are used in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. Together with Christopher our host Jonathan takes a closer look at the classic design elements of BMW and talks about their evolution. 02:30 How Christopher became a car designer 03:57 The most challenging things about designing cars 05:15 Coming up with new ideas 10:55 Most exciting cars to design 12:22 Favorite BMW of all time 13:07 Classic design elements at BMW 15:00 Exterior design vs interior design 16:00 Evolution of iconic design elements 17:39 Favorite BMW design element 18:30 Kidney grille: history and favorite 20:25 The hofmeister kink 22:20 The classic design elements in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé 24:30 Making the distinction between combustion and electric 25:52 Evolution vs revolution 29:31 Elements that are hard and easy to design 32:15 Design ideas by fans 34:08 The right tools to design And if you want to read more about the classic BMW design elements, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-the-keys-to-bmw-design.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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