Rendered Speculation: 2010 BMW 5-Series

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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