• Nov 22, 2009
2010 BMW F10 5-Series - Click above for image gallery

BMW's official unveiling ceremony isn't until Monday, but a few authentic shots of the all-new "F10" BMW 5 Series are floating around cyberspace. These three low resolution images only give us a frontal glimpse of the upcoming 5 Series sedan, apparently as it does a dress rehearsal for its big show at the beginning of the week.

Our first sans-camouflage observation says it looks much like the 5 Series GT, its close sibling (nobody was expecting any radical styling departure anyway). Thanks to its "sport sedan" role, the new 5 Series four-door sports a slightly more aggressive flair to its front facade and side styling. In case you were wondering, the little black buttons just ahead of the front wheels are side view cameras, just like those found on the 7 Series. We'll reserve further judgment until Monday, when they pull the rest of the tarp off. Thanks for the tip, Brandon!

UPDATE: Full official gallery of shots from BMW added.

[Source: 5post.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      A bit disappointing, but then again I don't see too much originality in the car industry at the moment.
      The only manufacturer changing radically the design of its car is Alfa Romeo, but that's because they didn't find the winning formula yet, so they keep trying.
      • 5 Years Ago
      already disappointed, good job BMW! you've lost any hope I've had for you guys.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess i'm first one to say that i like it... it could be that already gone Eddy has made the expectations quite low, but still i can say that i do like those headlights.
      My favorit would still be Audi from the trio. While the design repeats itself too much i happen to like it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I completely agree with you. This car looks awesome. I know it's completely unpopular these days to say you like BMW design, but i'm not a purist and I have to say this looks much cleaner, more modern, more imposing, and if it has the interior of the 5 GT, then it's all good!

        I actually love the 5 series GT, apart from the price. I love how it combines really great practicality, great motors, a taller vehicule without being an SUV, fantastic leg room and the interior of a 7 series. It's the best BMW car out there, and i'm so used to the back that I really like it now!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stop hating BMW like you hate Lexus. There is nothing to hate, and there is nothing like a korean krap genesis. This is one of the most beautiful sedan out there. I don't think Jag or Cadillac have a serious design like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If those shots are authentic (and they appear to be), then this car's appearance is a giant leap forward over the current eye-sore E60 5 Series. Nice work BWM. The 5 Series might just be on my radar again after a long absence...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone, besides me, notice that BMW always gets tons of posts here? Controversial to some; loved by most - BMW's draw attention. They drive like nothing else for the $. They should advertise something like - oh - uhm, the Ultimate Driving Machine.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, I think Mazdas, Subbies and Mitsubishi's drive like nothing else for the money. When I go to the track, what cars do I see there mostly? Mazda, Subbies, and Mitsu in that order. I might see one or two BMWs, and one of them is mine. I even see more Porsches than BMWs.

        I can't think of a better endorsement for a car when you show up to the track and ALL the performance driving instructors are driving Mazda RX8s.

        Then after I point that out, BMW fans talk about luxury and balance along with "driving like nothing else". Of course, if you're going to pull out the "balance" defense, then that's not a very legit reason in my book. Because Mazda, Subbies and Mitsu are "balanced" for "driving like nothing else" for the money.

        By the way, I like BMWs, but the brand has the most snobs. And that's due to marketing. So you're really confusing two things. It's not that BMW garners the most attention, it's that their fanboys garner the most hate.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm a fan of the E46 M3 style/time period of BMWs... they were purer than the current iterations, with clean lines and surfaces.

      The new Bimmers, to me, look like pissed off wet cats, and they have 20 creases on the hood, the stupid 'flame side' feature (like on the 1-series), and the characteristic 'twin kidney grille' seems to be slowly taking over the front of the cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      just as i thought, it looks like the previous one
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually prefer the headlights on this than on the old one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Surprise surprise, it looks like a shortened 7 series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How is this a leak? Car and Driver had full pics of the new 5 in the mag I got last week!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like BMW is upping the size of all their designs to make room for the supposed "0" series based off the same platform as the MINI.
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