Update: Looking at some spy photos and the “leaked picture”, we believe the 5 Series photo shown below could be a photoshop. There are several elements that don’t match. Thanks Miles!
The “marketing game” has begun. As we always see with new models, some allegedly leaked photos make their way onto the internet days before the official launch.
The new 2011 BMW 5 Series makes no exception and according to Worldcarfans, the photo below shows the partial front-end of the new 5er, spotted somewhere at a German dealership.
While we have our own doubts about a new 5er already being on dealers’ lots, there are several similarities that indicate this could be the new 5.
Is it real or not, we’ll let you decide, but the photo will serve its purpose: to create buzz before a product launch, a strategy that benefits both the BMW fans and the company.