With a month away from the official photos being released, 2011 BMW 5 Series test mules are spotted daily.
The latest prototype gives us a glance at the new 5 sporting black painted coat. The front fascia is almost fully unveiled, with the kidney grille and headlights showing us the final details.
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.
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.
The new 5 features low roofline and short overhangs and it is evenly proportioned with a wider track to accommodate larger wheel-arches. This has been a visual problem with the E60 model when running on 16″ or 17″ wheels because it made the car look heavy.
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.
The first official photos of the 2011 BMW 5 Series are rumored to be unveiled next month.[Source: Autowereld ]