The current fifth-generation BMW 5-Series, or the BMW E60, has seen little changes since its debut. When BMW unveiled the car in 2004, critics and fans initially gave it mixed reviews. The controversial exterior design (done by none other then Chris Bangle and Adrian van Hooydonk), raised many eyebrows with its sharply cornered angles, and headlights and tail lamps that ran into the body. Finally time has come for a redesign and we have the latest photo renderings based on the camouflaged 5-Series that was spotted earlier this month in Munich.
Our renderings reveal that the design of the next-generation BMW 5-Series has been seriously toned-down and won’t be as radical as the current generation. We’ll see major hints of the CS Concept on the front end(which is supposedly where BMW design is headed) with a large grille and more rounded headlights, while tail lamps will be stretched out to resemble those of the 3-Series.
Click through for more info and the photo renderings.
Engine specs wise, BMW is expected to carry over the current lineup including the new 3 liter turbocharged engine. Even though the current 4.8 liter V8 already produces 360hp, there is rumor of a 4.4 liter V8 turbocharged engine that will produce outputs of close to, or above 400hp. No word on whether it will replace the 4.8 liter V8.
The next-generation BMW 5-Series is expected to make its debut in mid-2009 as a 2010 model year.
Photo Renderings: 2010 BMW 5-Series:
Photo Renderings Copyright ©2007 Christian Schulte Design for eGMCarTech.
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