Video & Photos: Black 2011 BMW 5 Series spotted in Germany

5-series | January 5th, 2010 by 31

The new 2011 BMW 5 Series is out in the open and after years of spy photos and teaser images, BMW has no problem showing …

The new 2011 BMW 5 Series is out in the open and after years of spy photos and teaser images, BMW has no problem showing the car to the world, even prior to its official launch at Geneva Motor Show. Several test mules, most likely assigned to BMW engineers, are currently being seen in Germany.

These latest images and the video were taken this week by one of our BimmerToday readers and show us a black painted turbocharged 5er.

As we pointed out before, the dynamics, attractiveness, luxury and sportiness are some attributes that classify a 5 Series model and this new photos just come to confirm our statement. The road presence is also imposing, a great quality that many cars should poses. Despite the slight resemblance to other BMW models, the idea behind the new 5er is to retain the existing customers, but also to attract new buyers, both from the competitors, and also from existing 3 Series owners.

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We feel the need to reinforce again that one of its strengths lies in the rear-end design, an unique combination of style, luxury and sportiness, that has made the now famous “Bangle butt” well forgotten.

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Engine offerings are what one would expect in the sedan luxury segment, turbocharged and naturally aspirated diesel and petrol engines, ranging four to eight cylinders. For the U.S., the engine line-up will likely remain close to those of the current model, with the 230-hp, naturally aspirated 3.0-liter 528i as the entry-level model and the 300-hp, turbocharged 535i following shortly. Like the new 535i GT, the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six in the new 535i will now use the N55 twin-scroller engine. The high-end model remains the 550i, a 400-horsepower beast powered twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8.

The 2011 BMW 5 Series makes its debut in March at Geneva show, but expect to see more photos prior to its unveiling.

[Source: BimmerToday, courtesy of Hans ]

31 responses to “Video & Photos: Black 2011 BMW 5 Series spotted in Germany”

  1. bunker says:

    AW X1 driving by at :56.

  2. viper says:

    Jesus….I was never more pissed at bmw…ever!

    • Kodey says:

      Ok, your just pissed because the new Mercedes E-Class is only going to be “new” for a short period of time. Thats until the new 5 comes out crushes the silly E-Class. O and i dont understand why your always on this website if you dont even like BMW? Please get a life, and stop just posting negative things on a blog thats Directed to BMW and its fans.

      • FTB says:

        the REAL Reason hes mad is because BMW is F*** mercedes in every direction and is becoming way better in all of types of models the inly thing left is a supercar!

        • Saleem says:

          He’s pissed because it looks rather sedated in these photos. However I like it. I have come to realize that he is not a BMW hater just a lover of the more extreme side of bmw. This car may look cookie cutter from certain angles but there is massive potential in this design plus it’s a BMW.

          That new Eclass is a tad too boxy for my taste and Brabus F***ed it up even more who puts side Skirts on a car these days? SMFH

      • viper says:

        are you serious? the E class is light years ahead of 5…..get a life….Im pissed because the e60 looks better….stupid

        • kodey says:

          Light years ahead of the the 5 ??? Ha okay, the interior is a perfect example of how badly your statement was. The interior, of the 5er is far more sporty, and ergonomic. The interior of the E-Class is nice, i do give it that, but the button setup is too much of that of the past…… granted, the headlight on the new E-Class are extremely sharp, but the new layout of the angel eyes just came out, and personally, even if i wasnt a BMW fan, i would choose the angel eyes, because you see them down the street you know exactly what your looking at, the Ultimate Driving Machine.

          • viper says:

            thats what every kid says about bmw….remember you are talking to real man here , grow up junior!

          • wpBimmer says:

            You must admit, or probably not, that the MBs light bar in the fog lamp cluster is pretty lame, to me looks like bad copy of Audi, which is also bad because those VWs blow…now I will admit I do not scream down the road during the day in my E60 with the angel eyes on, those that do should get a grip, when you see me on your bumper you will see my highbeams not some poser light cluster…because I am a man dammit!

        • Kodey says:

          “Junior”? are you serious.. Your a complete moron, you have no idea how old i am, and personally that’s none of your damn business. And what exactly does every “kid” say about BMW? Please do inform me, because i am lost in your stupidity.

  3. Ward says:

    I like it! Damn, atm I’m driving a 3 series I’ll probably upgrade to this one!

  4. wazon8 says:

    This car is great, I like it a lot. And as each BMW, it looks a way better in real life circumstances.

  5. Giom says:

    It looks soooo smooth. Can’t wait to see one for real!

  6. Vaybach Khan says:

    that car is amazing! as wazon sad its ,much more beautiful ˝live˝ as every bmw…
    and does not look as 3 series at all when you not comparing details..its evolution:)

  7. Elgee says:

    why 2011 5 series ? this is a 2010 model in europe !

  8. Robert says:

    NICE! Though those wheels are HIDEOUS!!!

  9. Gil says:

    Soooo pretty! I like!

  10. 2fast says:

    Elegant and aggressive at the same time…very nicely done!

  11. Artmic says:

    the wheels are ugly. The front looks like a 3 series sedan lol
    but i still like it 10 times better than the current 5 series.

  12. Saleem says:

    It does look like an elongated 3 series but it’s beautiful none the less. I think the 3 series designs have always been spot on. There is absolutley nothing wrong with the bangle era 5 either she is gorgeous at night. The only thin I would change is interior quality on the 3 and the 5.

    The color plays a big part too Im sure this car is more standout in an idris white.

  13. wpBimmer says:

    The more that i look at it, the front lights are too passive, the rear is an improvement, but overall BMW jerked a bit too much to the conservative side which is understandable. I would bet that the first refresh of the F10 addresses the front end styling…the lights almost remind me of the droopy 7er from 2002.

  14. Angle says:

    In first when i saw it at the show room i didn’t like it but after i seen it on the street it looks amazing, and the front of it really looks like 7 series and that a good thing. And i really want to see the M5, i thing i will be a lot better but i don’t want the new M5 to have a V8.

  15. joe says:

    love the new 5 series, but wouldnt buy one in black. i think black hides the beutiful curves

  16. efoza says:

    Not as good looking as the GT but it will be a massive success.

  17. Bert says:

    I am very disapointed with the F10. In my oppinion, the E60 was far better styled, but the interior was terrible. The F10 looks almost the same as the F01/2, except that it is a tad bit shorter, though I know the styling will grow on me, just like the X6 and 5 GT did.
    I am starting to lose a bit of hope for BMW in a sense. They are doing what GM did. Build more and more types of car, and then come the niche market cars.
    BMW, listen here! Have the 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and make an X5 that will compete with the Range Rover!!

    • Giom says:

      You cannot compare GM with BMW mate. Firstly, they cater for totally different markets, are available in different markets and the one is mainstream while the other is premium.

      Can you honestly say that you’re sorry that cars like the X6 are driving around on our roads? Everytime I see one, it becomes more beautifull to me and its sales took everyone by surprise – even BMW (I’m not sure if that is true, but it sounds good he he).

      No, rest assured, by BMW creating more models, diversion sets in, not tens of models nobody buys. And theres your difference.

      • Bert says:

        Giom, I agree with what you’re saying, but its just a bit disapointing what they are doing. Personally, I think they are going away from their roots, but thats what the market wants. I used to think the X6 was a hideous car, but it grew on me after a while, and expecially after driving it.
        Also, ///M was always about high revving N/A engines, now, they are following the market, rather than leading the market.

  18. James may says:

    bert mercedes have more models so you dont what BMW to build a z4. You dont wont BMW to build the x6 which out sales the 6 er. You dont want a x3 which was saling over a 100,000 units. If BMW was under your control it would no longer be independent.

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  20. ranveer singh says:

    i have bmw m5 a veryyyyyyyyy bestttt carr

  21. Randhir Singh Parihar says:

    I have two Audi A8 and five AUDI Q7 I love both cars

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