Well folks, the next big step in the upcoming 5-series technical development has finally arrived. The car has now been seen lapping the famed Nurburgring.
The new 5 is still seen wearing its heavy armour suit, but the car is said to borrow heavily from the BMW Concept CS styling to create a more reserved but aggressive look at compared to the current car.
Whats to be expected?
Unsurprisingly, the car will have big kidney grills, ala Concept … CONTINUED
The current rumor is that BMW is seriously considering making a hatchback version of the upcoming 5-Series. Why? Well it would be a sort of crossover vehicle that could straddle two market segment and offer BMW a new car in its quest to have a car for every niche personality out there. Sounds like full steam ahead for them
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Here are the first photos of the heavily covered interior of the F10 5-series. Getting a glimpse of an upcoming models interior always provides good insight into the future design language of other upcoming BMW models.
Notice the new side-by-side placement of the gear selector and i-drive knob in the middle console. It appears to resemble the new X5s console. We also get a peak at the new steering wheel.
The 5 millionth 5-series ever (a Carbon Black Metallic 530d pictured below) to be produced rolled off the assembly line at the Dingolfing plant yesterday. And boy was she a beauty.
A little historical background on BMWs 5-series cars:
- the first generation 5-series (E12) started its life in 1972, based on the 1970 BMW Garmisch 2002ti concept. It debuted at the Geneva Motor Show that year.
- the E12s range of engines consisted of four and six cylinder engines, with a six cylinder 218 horsepower engine at the top range
- the E60s … CONTINUED
Spied in its usual black armor is the new 5-series. Here you can atleast tell the general dimensions, shape and roofline of the car. According to CARmagazine insiders this car will NOT be as radical as the current 5-series was and will be a more flowing car. Im guessing the bodyline will be more inline with the BMWCS concept and be very pleasing to the eye. The overall proportions of the car do reveal very short overhangs for a very sporty look that is missing from the current competition from … CONTINUED
The first prototypes of the next generation BMW 5-series aka F10 have hit the roads in Munich. While they are heavily armoured in order to hide the design details, the proportions of the cars are obviously pure BMW