It has been a while since we have focused on the upcoming 2011 BMW 5 Series models, but we are back today with news, rumors and of course, computer generated images. The latest edition of the popular German magazine, Auto Zeitung features on the homepage a front-end rendering of the new 5 Series.
We remember the days after the BMW 5 Series GT came out and every single rendering artist out there was trying to guess the new 5 design based on GT model, an assumption that over time has proven to be a wrong. Very many people close to BMW have confirmed the 5 Gran Turismo and the new 5 Series model are very different. First, the 5 Series will have a lower sitting position and second, the front-end sports smaller kidneys than the ones in the GT.
So when this new rendering came out, Scott27 jumped in and stated that the rendering is very close to the real deal, but we can’t confirm anything at this point. We’re working on getting more feedback from other BMW sources and see what the general consensus is.
He does seem fairly comfortable stating that the rendering is not that far off from this and points out that BMW has recently previewed some of the development features for certain journalists.
We have to admit that the rendering looks quite intriguing, but for some reason, the car looks to massive for us. While we know that the new 5 is a bit wider and longer, the above rendering gives the impression of a 7 Series wheelbase.
We do like the kidneys far better than on the 7, smaller and a bit stretched out horizontally. The front bumper is exactly as the one that leaked last year, so no major surprises here.
Recently, we also learned that there is a high probability the new BMW 5 Series will be introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010.[Source: AutoZeitung.de via GCZ ]