It seems that everyday new spy photos of the next generation BMW 5 Series are hitting our inbox. Several test mules spread around the world and the testing process is its in final stages. The new BMW 5 Series is rumored to be revealed in the next couple of months and the official launch has been scheduled in March 2010 at Geneva Motor Show.
Unfortunately, nothing new has been revealed in these spy shots, we’re still looking at the now famous BMW camouflage hiding the last details of the new design. Compared to previous photos, we’re looking at one of the entry level 5er, either the 535i or 535d.
With the risk of repeating ourselves, let’s quickly recap what we learned so far about this new BMW 5 Series.
The new 5er will of course replace the successful and avantgarde looking E60 series of the BMW 5er and will be an all new car from the ground up although with the advent of the BMW 5er Gran Turismo although a member of the same family on the exterior surface there are few areas shared with the 5er . Door Mirrors , side indicator lights and door handles are the relatively evident components identified between the 5er and the 5er Gran Turismo.
The idea behind the new 5 Series was to produce a car that looks expensive, but more modern and proportionate than a typical mid segment sedan. The more dynamic styling expresses an intent to disguise the heavy look seen in a mid segment sedan, the wider track also helped integrating a wider twin kidney grille.
While maintaining the class and sporty allure of a 5 Series, the new model will play an important part in the EfficientDynamics strategy. Several features of this technology will be available in the new 5, from brake energy regeneration to specially designed aerodynamics wheels. Two mild hybrid models are also being considered by BMW with both gasoline and diesel engines.
That’s it for now, but expect more photos in the next days, they are out in the open and everyone seems to spot these mules.
[Source: BimmerToday ]