• May 19, 2006



The cover of German magazine Autobild is plastered with a pair of pics showing what the next BMW 5-Series might look like. Codenamed F10, it appears to take some styling cues from the well received 3-Series, especially up front with those edgy headlights that flow around the hood and up the fenders. The vehicle's posterior (see after jump) is a little harder to pin down, with taillights that lean forward like those on the Toyota Avalon. Autobild's renderings, which appear to be based on actual spy shots, show a larger sedan than the current model.

[Source: Autoblog.it]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      M5? Where's the quad M tailpipes?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess I won't be purchasing another Bimmer for a while, well at least until they redisgn it again. :-(
      • 8 Years Ago
      Styling cues from the 3 series? - Me thinks not! More like the X3 in front. In back - me thinks its looking a little to "Lexusy". Ouch! And where's the Bangle butt?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sorry, but my heart still lies close with the G35. I mean, wow, sure it doesn't have 500 bhp, but come on, it's a sweet, cheaper, excellent ride. I liked the Rx8 but the engine got on my nerves.
      SToneman
      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      Kenneth,

      Please cut down on the mushrooms.

      Thank you.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't buy it. The front is way too angular compared to the rear of it. Doesn't matter to me anyhow, it will be years (if ever) before I could justify spending that much money on a car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Have you seen the new 3 series tail lights? This 5's definitely taking styling ques from that, not the X3 or a Kia, etc. (though I do detect more than a little Infiniti/Lexus action there)...

      pics:
      http://www.autoblog.com/2006/04/23/bmw-laughs-last-with-twin-turbo-3-series-coupe-10-high-rez-shot/

      • 8 Years Ago
      I currently own a 2004 5-series and love the design. This new design? Hope it's only a trial balloon!
      Message to anyone from BMW reading this:
      As a BMW owner, although I could put up with the "re-freshed" front-end, the rear is UGLY! Looks more like an Avalon! Fire the guy who came up with that idea!
      Hope that BMW doesn't mess this up like it did the 6-series, that back-end of which looks like a Dodge stratus - hope it get's re-designed soon.

      Also, Stoneman... when I was shopping around and comparing cars, I looked at the G35... while it looks nice from the outside, it is NO comparison to the BMW in any way, shape, or form.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I always thought the M series are coupes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "8. I always thought the M series are coupes."

      http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/m/m5sedan/default
      • 8 Years Ago
      I respect BMW for the design leap it took a few years back,but it needs to evolve into a more definitive design statement(losing dame edna lights was good).I kind of view the current 5 series generation styling as transitional.sort of like an awkward car-design adolescence.BMW needs to take what works on the current 5 and improve it to maturity.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new Hyundais are nice!