Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2010 BMW 5 Series family spotted together

2010 BMW 5-series Sedan and Wagon

The new generation BMW 5 Series models, due to be launched in 2010, have been spotted together near St Remy de Provence in the south of France. With the BMW 5 Series GT Concept already unveiled, the 2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan, Wagon and M5, are the only models still hiding behind the heavy camouflage.

The production version of the 5 Series GT will make its debut at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show in September, followed in early 2010 by the Sedan and Wagon models. The 2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan is expected to import some design elements from the CS Concept and 2009 BMW 7 Series.

The next-generation BMW 5-series will soften the harder lines of the current E60 with a cleaner front-end design and a more “flat nose” due to the European pedestrian safety regulations.

The 2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Wagon will use some of the existing engines, starting with the 6-cylinder twin-turbo engine  and of course, the powerful V8 twin-turbo found in the X6 or the 750Li. Even though not confirmed, I am confident that the new 2011 BMW M5 will use the engine found in the upcoming BMW X5 M and X6 M, a modified version of the V8 twin-turbo with twin scrollers outputting 550 horsepower. The entry level models in Europe will  be the BMW 520i - 204 hp and 525i - 235 hp.

Diesel engines will be available as well in the next 5 Series line-up, starting with the turbocharged 6 cylinder engine and the twin-turbo one from the 335d as well. Rumors say that a hybrid model will be available in the future as well.

We expect to see the new BMW 5 Series at the Detroit or Geneva Auto Show early next year.

More spy photos at Carscoop


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