This morning, many BMW forums and websites reported a leaked photo of the F10 BMW 5 Series, next generation model due to launch in 2010. We would like to say from the beginning that we were unable to confirm the authenticity of this photo, but from what we learned in the past, the picture portrays BMW’s next design language.
What we can certainly say is that the leaked front bumper that we posted a while back, matches exactly the one in the photo, and also, the leaked image resembles the 5 Series rendering done by Andy Valencia a few days ago.
The two side creases on the hood enhance the aggressive look that we noticed in the newly released 5 Series GT. The headlights are a combination between the ones in the CS Concept and the current E60 5 Series. As seen on the BMW Z4, the roundel has moved from the hood to the front bumper.
That’s all we have to report for now and we’re sure that in the next few days we will hear more. Also, expect all the German magazines to have new renderings coming out this month.
As a personal opinion, I think the leak came a bit too early, the previous major leak was the E90, but only six months prior to launch.
[Source: Autoblog, Jalopnik, 5post, Bimmerpost, Germancarzone....etc...]