Spy photographers and regular BMW fans can get creative and nosy. Alan, one of the readers at M5board, shared with us a photo of the 2012 BMW M5 rear bumper.
The test mule were spotted at the Garching testing facility in Munich and it showcases two premieres for us: one, the Blue Monte Carlo color that will be available for the new M5, and second, first look at the rear bumper design, uncluttered and out in the open.
As we approach the world premiere in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, the M5 prototypes are slowly starting to lose their camouflage.
As seen in all the previous spy shots (see coverage here), the front-end sports the expected M trademarks with the usual aggressive bumper and larger than normal air intakes.
The new generation M5 follows the new design language introduced by BMW in the 5 Series Sedan. The design lines continue to flow from front-to-end and they become even more substantiated on the sides where multiple convex and concave shapes give the M5 an extra-dynamic look.
While built on the same platform, F10 as the 5 Series sedan, the M5 features wider fenders, giving the car more muscular and imposing look.
In order to stay competitive in the market, we expect the 2012 M5 to follow the steps of the latest 5er with base prices set at the same levels as the E60 models.
Thanks for the tip Alan (M5board)!