• Jan 30th 2008 at 7:01PM
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With cars everywhere going all edgy, it should be clear that Chris Bangle's controversial "flame surfacing" design language has left its mark. Whether it ever looked right on the BMW 5-Series, however, is still up for debate, even after the mid-life facelift. (Not that it has stopped BMW from rolling out its 5,000,000th 5-Series earlier this week.) However the 5 is due for replacement late next year, and our friends at eGMCarTech think they have a good idea of what it will look like.

Codenamed E62, the 2010 5-Series is widely anticipated to draw on the new styling direction previewed by the CS Concept which BMW laid on us in Shanghai. That means a wider grille flanked by slanty eyes, while around back the tail-lights are expected to follow the widely-spaced units seen on the new 3-Series. The range of engines will carry on largely unchanged from the current 5-Series, although there's been buzz about a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with around 400 horsepower to slot in below the next M5.

[Source: eGMCarTech]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      While I really like the current 5-series, this is obviously the better successor to the classic E39. Much more conservative (not necessarily better). I think it is a return to something much more 5-series like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The next 5 series is called the f10...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't know why people consider these 'artist renderings' real news--all these people do is take parts of current models and mash it together into some sick lovechild.

      They're always incorrect and just some lame attempt to create something out of nothing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope they take the "camry" look out of the current 5 series. It just looks so awkward.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is bad news. To me, the 5-Series has been one of the beautiful, graceful, and elegant designs on the road. My design philosophy is to let the line flow and respect it. For the 5-Series the result is a contemporary design with just the right proportions and with no gimmicks. I am sad that the BMW designers don't know how good they are. Now I understand why the classically modern and mature approach was not shared in the 3 or 7-Series. The reason - the designers did not believe in themselves.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks boring to me. If I want the Camry of luxury cars, I'll buy a Lexus.
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