New Spy Photos BMW 5 Series

5-series | September 30th, 2008 by 4
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It has been a while since we posted some photos of the next generation BMW 5 Series, which will be released in 2010. Our Managing …

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It has been a while since we posted some photos of the next generation BMW 5 Series, which will be released in 2010. Our Managing Editor at has some new shots to share with us, but unfortunately, nothing has changed compare to the previous spy photos we have seen, same heavy camouflage that gives misleading information.

With the car being two years away from the launch, this is not unexpected, but we’re hoping that spring comes, more pre-FEP and FEP will start to show up.

What we know so far?

The 2010 BMW 5 Series is rumored to use the same six cylinder twin-turbo engine found in the 535i model. The high-end model will most likely get the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 liter engine that will power the BMW X6 xDrive50i and it will feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel drive option being available.

I am positive that most of the technology found in the new 7 Series will most likely make its way into the the F10 5er as well, but I do expect some innovative things as well.

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4 responses to “New Spy Photos BMW 5 Series”

  1. Jeff says:

    I suspect this car will be designed with as broad an appeal as possible to keep everyone happy. Judging by the latest toning down of the 7, I think that the lines on this 5 will obviously continue that. This seems like a safe strategy for BMW, keeping a consistent look throughout. The grill and headlight configuration and placement is dead on with the 7 as opposed to grille being beneath the lowest point of the headlamps as in the case of the CS, which in my mind is disappointing. I think the general trend over time will be to continue to push the grill lower and lower over the next 5 years or so until it matches the CS , at least I certainly hope it is.

    It seems that BMW is relying on the bumpers, side sills, and wheels to do most of the communicating in terms of their progressive design language now, as opposed to formal shifts in the structure of their sedans- get back to the bread and butter. It will be their specialized vehicles that will hunt after the more progressive types who are looking for something to set themselves apart on the road. I think it’s a much better strategy, and allows them to charge a premium to those who are willing to pay extra for the luxury of having a vehicle that sets them apart from the herd and bring in new buyers, while also placating the conservative enthusiast crowd who want BMWs to look like evolutions of their predecessors.

  2. danny says:

    wait a sec, did you mention an 8 speed automatic transmission?

  3. nizer says:

    I just hope they make a high-performance version of the TT six. It really irks that you can only get aero body kit, stiffer suspension, limited slip, etc by stepping up to 8 cylinder 550i/M5 with current 5-Series. What happened to lightweight performance sedans? Why can’t BMW make modern day 535CSL? We all know there’s plenty of untapped potential in the TT six, plus it weighs less, handles better and uses less fuel. Come on BMW, stop trying to upsell your customers into V8s that many performance drivers don’t want or need…

  4. Gragop says:


    I think you’re thinking of the E28 version of the M535i – the predecessor/ baby brother to the original M5. Good car at that.

    With the bodies as big as they are now, I’d like to see BMW begin to move the engines much further back behind the front axle. With these cars getting bigger and heavier; they’re going to have to at some point to keep balance and handling.

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