Updated with new photo: Many renderings of the 2011 BMW 5 Series have been going around for a while, some closer to the real deal than others. Many believed that the next 5 Series will be taking lots of design elements from the bigger brother, 7 Series, and they came up with a scaled down version of the 7er.
Obviously, they were wrong. Historically, the BMW 5 Series was never considered the 7er little sibling and this is NOT about to change now. But what we can tell you for sure is that the 2011 BMW 5 Series will indeed combine several design cues from other models, starting with the canceled CS Concept, the new 5 Series GT and the 2009 BMW 7 Series.
So, by collecting all the information we posted in the last few months and with the huge help from the leaked photo of the 5 Series, we decided to ask our friend Andy Valencia to draw a new rendering for us.
While the production model might suffer some design modifications, we believe that the front-end is not far from the real deal. As things develop and new information will come in, we’ll make sure to update the rendering and include rear-end shots as well.
Here is another rendering, same approach: