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Old 12-16-2002, 01:50 PM
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Thumbs down In light of the coupe facelift pics, this spy shot of the new 5er looks legit



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Old 12-16-2002, 01:55 PM
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Re: In light of the coupe facelift pics, this spy shot of the new 5er looks legit

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I still think it's Photochopped, but perhaps in an effort to predict the headlight design.
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Old 12-16-2002, 01:58 PM
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Take a very close look at the headlights..not the fine brush light source on the outside, but the headlite "light source" itself. Its quite evident that the headlites are photoshopped.
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Old 12-16-2002, 01:59 PM
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P-shopped. The reflection in and on the bezels is a dead giveaway.
(and lack of grain, and angle, and feathering, and that tape marks, etc.)
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:00 PM
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...but the parking lights/signals remaining in their 'conventional' positions will save it from the one feature that makes the E65/E85 front ends look so odd.
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:01 PM
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That and the cleanliness of the light area does not match the general mud spray on the rest of the car.
With that black masking stuff, it does look like some sort of test car.
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:13 PM
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The best indication that it's been P-shopped is the front fender - just look at the middle of it. At any rate, the more they extend the headlights toward the back, the less I like them. The headlights look like they are bruised and bleeding from the side. Horrible...
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:19 PM
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Those headlights are grafted on.

The body just looks like the normal E39/E65 shape. It has rubber moldings though!
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:27 PM
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Pay attention. Clearly PSd. How'd those headlights get so crystal clear when the car has a mask on and is filthy dirty besides?
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Pay attention. Clearly PSd. How'd those headlights get so crystal clear when the car has a mask on and is filthy dirty besides?
Good point John and welcome back . . .
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:03 PM
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Pay attention. Clearly PSd. How'd those headlights get so crystal clear when the car has a mask on and is filthy dirty besides?
It's obvious that Brendy Priddy or whomever PSed the headlights on based on the shapes visible throught the tape (or whatever it is) covering the nose of the car.

PSed or not, it looks like a good indicator of what the actual 5er will look like. That's all I ever suggested.

The spy shot shops all tend to edit their pics to make them clearer in terms of what they show. Sometimes the guess right. Often they are wrong.
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:26 PM
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I kind of like this one, aside from the Pontiac-ness of the nose. It has an integrity of line that the E65 is missing. It's radically different from the E39, but this looks much more like the jump from E30 to E36 than the jump from E38 to E65.
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No I haven't. Care to teach me.

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Hey! I can have a signature that long too, check it out;

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OK, I'll admit it - I got the steering retro mostly for the looks - the retro styling looks awesome, though!
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:55 AM
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:40 AM
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MUCH, MUCH better integrated than the E65. This just illustrates that all of Bangle's crap about needing to do the trunk lid like that for the 7er was just a load. Look at how the character line on the rear quarter sweeps into the tailights, which wrap around into the trunk lid. That line then continues across the top of the license plate void. Look at how the how the top of the trunk fades into the rear quarter, dead in line with the side window line. This car has a high trunk, but no bustle butt.

The more I see of this car, the more I like it. On the right wheels (M parallels?) it will look very aggressive and yet unified and clean.
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:47 AM
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Why do all these newer sedans seem to have short (length) but extra deep (height) trunks? You could get the same amoung of trunk volume the old-fashioned way with a longer, shallower one (with some sacrifice in reachability perhaps). Then you won't have the J-Lo look that all these cars (look at the new Accord) sport.

Jaguar seems to be about the only ones who are willing to sacrifice a little trunk space for real style.
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:52 AM
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MUCH, MUCH better integrated than the E65. This just illustrates that all of Bangle's crap about needing to do the trunk lid like that for the 7er was just a load. Look at how the character line on the rear quarter sweeps into the tailights, which wrap around into the trunk lid. That line then continues across the top of the license plate void. Look at how the how the top of the trunk fades into the rear quarter, dead in line with the side window line. This car has a high trunk, but no bustle butt.

The more I see of this car, the more I like it. On the right wheels (M parallels?) it will look very aggressive and yet unified and clean.
just note that there is still a lot of tape back there lining the side of the rear from the trunk lid to the lower bumper
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:17 AM
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The more I see of this car, the more I like it. On the right wheels (M parallels?) it will look very aggressive and yet unified and clean.
Finally someone who agrees on this car. The E65 and Z4 are polarizing, but this car has universal appeal IMO. It will look great if the spy shots are at all accurate.
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:33 AM
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MUCH, MUCH better integrated than the E65. This just illustrates that all of Bangle's crap about needing to do the trunk lid like that for the 7er was just a load. Look at how the character line on the rear quarter sweeps into the tailights, which wrap around into the trunk lid. That line then continues across the top of the license plate void. Look at how the how the top of the trunk fades into the rear quarter, dead in line with the side window line. This car has a high trunk, but no bustle butt.
JST -- I agree completely... In fact that was the exact point I was trying to make in Alex's post of the new S-class spy pic the other day...
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That looks like a cross between a Nissan Primera and a SAAB 9-5.

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