When we said that the next year’s main attraction in the BMW community will be the new 5 Series, we weren’t lying at all. Judging by the number of renderings/photoshops of the new 5er that we see daily, the car is already creating lots of buzz on many automobile websites.
For a while we tried to refrain from posting the same type of renderings over and over, but this time we gave in again (due to the multiple emails we received on this) and decided to post another…..let’s say, less innovative, but still interesting rendering.
At a first glance it seems to be a total knock-off from the allegedly leaked photo that was posted months back, but the artist seemed to have cleaned up the photo a bit and also changed some minor things around the grille area.
In our opinion, the front-end still seems to be a bit off and if our sources are correct, then the latest rendering by Huckfeld at Autobild, is at least 90% closer to the real deal.
So what’s really wrong with the rendering above? Well, for starters, the headlights resemble too much the ones found in the new 5 Series GT and it is hard to believe that BMW will not try to better differentiate the cars at the front end.
Also, the front grille is clearly shorter and less wide than the 5 GT ones and that is something we were told it will reflect in the final production model as well, but judging from the spy shots, the grille seems to be a bit too small and less oval when compared to these photos.
What everyone has gotten right so far is the front bumper, mostly because it was leaked on the web a few months back. Also, the side mirrors are pretty much identical to the ones fitted on the test mules, so that debate can be closed, unless BMW has some surprises for us.
As the new 2011 BMW 5 Series keeps losing its funky camouflage, expect to see more renderings, hopefully closer to the “real deal”.