• Dec 29, 2008
It's hard to really picture a raw fascia on a car, but the BMW fan world is mildly atwitter with the leaking of some images of the 2010 5 series bumper. As expected, it looks like a BMW nose, complete with twin kidney grille, wide lower intake, and a spot for the Roundel. The new 5er is likely to share a resemblance with the upcoming Z4 rework, meaning the standard practice of evolving the established style will continue unabated. We'll wait to pass final judgement until we see the nose attached to the rest of the sheetmetal, but the 5 may not tiptoe as near the 2009 7 series' new duds as first thought, though the headlamps may be similar. It seems that BMW's going conservative after taking flak over its design direction.

[Source: BMWBlog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry, I don't know if it's the bad BMW onlooker in me but it looks the same as a current gen 5 series.
      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      yes... they were getting flak for their new design direction... but they sold them like crazy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's just a smaller 7 front end...

      DO NOT WANT!
      dscoff
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whats up with leaked front bumpers from Bimmer lately? Just last year the front bumper of the P-P F01 was also scooped ahead of debut... Is there an employee from Dingolfing who just steals pre-production bodyparts? And how do I contact the guy so I can give him a high-5?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it better, looks much sportier. That's what 5 series needs to be. E class boring
      • 6 Years Ago
      Glad to see the giant nostrils are not making it to the 5. I like the new 7 a lot except for those enormous kidney grilles...I really don't know what they were thinking...oh and the cloning of the LS's taillights.
      • 6 Years Ago
      haha... what is the auto world coming to?
      • 6 Years Ago
      What is the issue with the Germans? Why can't consumers see what's coming down the pipeline???? I like BMW's but this is really annoying!!! Das ist nich net!