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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 11-25-2009, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TMQ View Post
The design isn't that conservative, it's just that it's similar to the 7 and 3, which have all adopted the flame surfacing design philosophy of Bangle quite well, lots of convex/concave to show light and shadow.

If you put F10 and E60 side by side, E60's surfaces are relatively flat. To me, what E60 shows is softer flowing lines (which at angles from rear quarter view seems a bit fat), while F10 has more tout shapes to show tension and athleticism.

If F10 came out after E39, it would be rejected also.
I'd have to say the current 3 and 7 are both more conservative than the e60.

The F10 ain't bad looking, but I do think if it came after the e39 it would have seemed like a better evolution vs the e39 -> e60 which with a pretty big departure design wise.

I'm probably in the minority here, but if I'm gonna spend on a car I want something that looks different and drives well. If I wanted conservative I'd be driving a MB or Lexus.
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