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 (current 5-series) range of engines consists of six and eight cylinder engines, with a ten cylinder 500 horsepower engine at the top range in the ///M5.
Needless to say, the 5-series has come along way from its 1st to the 5,000,000th … 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 Audi and MB. The 5-series along with the 3-series have been traditionally BMWs jewels, and Im sure the handling and performance (twin tubo v8 will be on yet another level. BMW is said to continue the use of lightweight materials … 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