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: Another pic of new 5er

02-16-2002, 10:12 AM
Looks like a more realistic guess than the others. Styling cues from 02 3er and the E65. I kinda like it, even if the trunk is somewhat Stratus-esque. ;)

By the way, this came from another person on another board, I just thought I'd share it here.

02-16-2002, 10:19 AM
To me, that's not bad at all.


Although the kidney grill resembles Pontiac's...

02-16-2002, 04:06 PM
WTF! The front of it looks like a damn PONTIAC Grand Am. :mad:
:thumbdwn: :cry: :confused: :yikes:

02-19-2002, 02:14 PM
Yeah, first thing that came to my mind was: Pontiac. Yikes. Take away the Roundels from it and you might guess that's it's a new Bonneville. :thumbdwn:

Silver Bullet
02-19-2002, 05:55 PM
I don't like anything about that pic, front, cabin, trunk. :thumbdwn:

02-22-2002, 06:46 AM
:thumbdwn: :thumbdwn: :thumbdwn: No, no, no. :cry: :cry: :cry:

02-22-2002, 07:43 AM
I don't think they'll really integrate the kidneys that much- I mean, they kinda don't look like kidneys anymore and that would be a ha-YUGE departure from tradition.

I think they'll be a lil pointed to the hood like the 02 E46 sedans, but that these are really just interpretations from artists who have no real idea and a Grand Am stuck in their head when they start drawing the grill.

I mean, I know a lot of people don't like the E65, but its grill doesn't belong on a Pontiac, why would they throw one like that on the 5?

Then again, maybe I just have too much faith in BMW.

02-22-2002, 10:26 AM
I think GM should consider suing Bangle for copyright infringement.

02-25-2002, 04:52 PM
Here's from a German magazine that I bought when I was in Amsterdam couple of weeks ago.

Here's mine:

03-02-2002, 01:57 PM
Those pics from the German magazine (Auto Bild?) look like a 7/8 size E65 - fugly, just awful! Has BMW and/or Bangle lost their collective minds - first the hideous E65, then the botched restyling of the E46, now this ugly new 5 series - one bad design after another. If they keep this "controversial" styling trend going, they are going to lose a lot of customers, including me. I don't care how well their cars drive - if the styling is not appealing, I'm not buying.