Spy Photos: 2011 BMW 5 Series shows more “skin” than ever before

Spy Photos | October 21st, 2009 by 24
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It was just a matter of time until the 2011 BMW 5 Series will begin to reveal itself even more. Latest spy photos published by …

It was just a matter of time until the 2011 BMW 5 Series will begin to reveal itself even more. Latest spy photos published by MotorAuthority are giving away some design details unseen before.

For the first time, the front fascia is almost fully unveiled, with the kidney grille and headlights showing us the final details. As we expected, the corona rings headlights are very close to the ones seen in the 5 Series GT model. The larger than usual kidney grille seen in the new 7 and 5GT has been toned down, but at the same time, it is wider than the current E60 model.

At the rear end, the bumper has been revealed, but the headlights still keep some mystery around them. The test mule seems to feature production ready wheels giving the car the aggressive look we’ve all been waiting for.

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As we announced several times before, the new 2011 BMW 5 Series will make its debut next spring at the Geneva Motor Show, but the first official photos will be revealed within the next two months.

Thanks to this photos, we can finally see why BMW has been ecstatic about the new design. The idea behind the new 5 Series was to design a car that looks expensive, but more modern and proportionate than a typical mid segment sedan. Despite the larger size, the new 2011 BMW 5 Series features a more dynamic and sleek styling. Also, the wider track has helped integrating a wider twin kidney grille, far sexier than the one seen in the new 7, at least based on our personal preference.

Along with the new design, the 2011 5 Series F10 will bring a lot of innovative technologies built inside the Munich walls and we’re expecting the new 5 to confirm its status in the mid sedan segment.

[Source: MotorAuthority ]

24 responses to “Spy Photos: 2011 BMW 5 Series shows more “skin” than ever before”

  1. Josh B says:

    Im likeing what i see

  2. I don’t really care for the design of the current 5-series, but this looks promising.

  3. Alan says:

    wow, it looks rather promising!

  4. Jordan says:

    damn it looks good. and the M5 is gonna look even better. in one pic it looks like the front end isn’t aggressive enough, M5 should cure that!

    me likey! :)

  5. ralph says:

    the 5 series GT looks so aggressive ! in this pic ,
    the people whom laughed on the 5 series GT when it was introduced should see the real life photos.

  6. I’m hoping BMW can find a way to balance the size of the different series. Like, is that a 2 or a 5? With the new model, I can see myself saying, “Wow! But is that a 5 or a 7?” I think they need to keep the series in the class and status where they belong.

  7. L1ndja says:

    this is just what i was thinking of

  8. dennis says:

    im looking forward to this design… its gonna the best yet.

  9. wazon says:

    They unveiled so much this time, car looks great and indeed even its front is very different than that of 5 GT. 5 serie is closer and closer to be in BMW’s offert. Can’t wait on official details about this car, which is the most promising BMW at the moment.

  10. bob says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this looks bland? I like the current styling of the – this just looks … boring…

  11. viper says:

    looks like 7….

  12. Lance says:

    Why do we have two different grille shapes? which one is the real one? The black car seems to have the better one.

  13. Eric says:

    Maybe this will change when the camo comes off, but this one looks like it has an odd side profile, maybe the elegance will come later, but I still prefer the mix of elegant and sporty/aggressive styling of the E60. The face of this car just seems to be :| and almost like the car is bored.

    Hopefully this will change when the camo comes off, otherwise my money will be dropped into a new E60 M5 before they stop making them.

  14. Doug says:

    I don’t know… this looks less interesting than the 5GT, and almost as boring as the new 7 series. It’s far too subdued, it needs to be more muscular and aggressive.

    The black car in the rear has to be the new 5, I donno what the heck the front one is. Hopefully it isn’t a 3.

  15. travelgeek says:

    Looks very promising. And with a M package – yummy!

    You could never mistaken the 7 with the new 5 believe me. Although you could a 5GT with a 7 seven. I saw them side by side last week, they are very similar. Also all the technology is from the 7 series, which is not a bad thing. They should have named it 7GT, or a 7 for younger folks.

    The new 5 looks great and I can´t wait to see it.

  16. X5SoB says:

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but I’ve always liked the looks of the E60. It was distinctive enough to be copied by other manufacturers. This looks like a major backpedal, and Jaguar found out what that does to sales.

  17. MAX says:

    E class killer is born?
    This time should be!

  18. Bryce says:

    I think it looks boring and plain. I thought the 5GT looked sporty and aggressive, and I was really hoping they would just turn the 5GT into a 4 door sedan for the new 5 series. Instead, it looks like BMW has gone with more of a plain and simple look. Unfortunately, the way these models are looking, I’d expect the new 5 to be competing with the likes of Hyundai instead of Mercedes in terms of design.

  19. levk says:

    I’m pretty sure these are both 5ers; the grills look different because if you get the night vision option there are less slats in the kidneys – the camera is behind the grill

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