After taking a break from the BMW 5 Series spy photos, we return today with a new shot showing the new 5er is “almost” all its glory. Courtesy of Car Advice, we’re getting one of the best spy shots we have seen so far with the beautiful corona headlights and the aggressive fascia.
Looking at the car from this angle, the sleek, svelte look we’ve been hearing about is more obvious than ever. The slightly larger dimensions are well “hidden” by this new design, and the modern and proportionate look, typical to a mid segment sedan, is back again. The low roofline and short overhangs are typical of this approach and the car is evenly proportioned with a wider track to accommodate larger wheelarches.
BMW will revive the successful slogan used in the past, “Die neue Klasse”, to welcome its new F10 5er bodystyle. The new 5er will replace the successful and avantgarde looking E60 series. With the new 5 GT model being part of the same family, the exterior design will show slightly similar design cues: mirrors , side indicator lights and door handles.
By growing in size, the new 2011 BMW 5 Series offers more cabin space for its passengers. Despite the slightly larger dimensions, sources close to BMW talk about the new 5 Series as having similar weight as the E60 models due to a press hardening process who creates lighter and stronger body shells and platforms.
More details and official photos are rumored to be released within the next three weeks and the world premiere is scheduled for Geneva Motor Show next March.