Along with the now daily exterior spy photos of the 2011 BMW 5 Series, we finally have the chance to take a glance and the interior design in the new 5. Past rumors mentioned that the new 5 Series will inherit many interior design cues from the 7 Series and the recently launched 5 Series GT.
High quality materials and trim, black gauges and plenty of new gadgets, are taking the next 5 Series interior design a few notches up the scale.
Even though the interior is partially covered, some things stand out. A new gear shifter for the automatic transmission can be seen. Since we’re looking at the high-end 5er here, 550i, we expect to feature the eight-speed automatic DCT transmission.
The steering wheel is similar to the BMW 7 Series featuring plenty of multi-function buttons.
On the outside, this particular test mule reveals less than the one seen yesterday where the front fascia has been almost completely unveiled.
With a few weeks away from the official photos, the 2011 BMW 5 Series test mules will continue to be seen across the world as the testing phase enters its last and final stages.
Update: 5Post also has some new photos of 5 Series, both interior and exterior
[Source: BimmerToday.de ]