A new rendering of the next generation 2010 BMW 5 Series has surfaced on the web. Our friend Jon Sibal, who has done several renderings for us before, is the author of this CGI.
The rendering is based on the 5 series bumper we posted last week and it incorporates some design elements and hints coming from people close to BMW.
The 2010 BMW 5 Series rendering shows a larger front grille than the current model, a trend started by the new 7 Series. The front-end is a combination of the CS Concept and the 2009 BMW 7 Series. Despite the popular assumption that the 7 Series was inspired by the CS Concept, the reality is that, the now cancelled CS, has imported the elements from the new 7, and this seems to be the case with new 5 Series.
Many of the design changes in 2010 BMW 5 Series are influenced by the new European pedestrian safety standards. As it was mentioned before, the next-generation BMW 5-series will soften the harder lines of the current E60 with a cleaner front-end design and where the bonnet meets the lenses in an angular shape.
The 2010 BMW 5 Series is rumored to use the same six cylinder twin-turbo engine found in the 535i model. The high-end model will most likely get the V8 twin-turbo 4.0 liter engine -407hp, that powers the BMW X6 xDrive50i and it will feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel drive option being available. The entry level models in Europe will be the BMW 520i - 204 hp and 525i - 235 hp. Diesel engines will complete the line-up.
Once again, keep in mind, this an artist rendering and just a rendering, but it incorporates many of the BMW "leaks" or inside information. As soon as more information emerge, I do expect these renderings to change a bit.
Overall, great job Jon!
[Source: Leftlanenews ]