New Spy Photos of the Next 5 Series

by Bernie McGroarty on December 18, 2013, 9:27 am
Some more spy shots of the next 5 series. The 5er is still under heavy camo, and the closer shots show bolted on panels really masking what is beneath. The side shots show a more sleek and aerodynamic profile.

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In this shot, you can see how the camo is seperated from the grille area. The grilles look like they may slant in at the bottom, like the mock up pic. The hood line is like that of the 3 series.

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More on what the next gen 5 here.


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20 responses to New Spy Photos of the Next 5 Series

K-A commented:
December 18, 2013, 9:35 am

I wonder if this is really the next 5 or the G11 7 Series, which has been mistaken for the next-5 before in its chamo/spy pics on the Web.

Profile wise it looks about identical to the F10, i.e one can say this is an F10 in chamo and I'd believe it. Which is a good thing as the F10 profile and proportions are still the most flawless of any Sedan out there.
ae86pwr commented:
December 18, 2013, 11:18 am

I like it with the camo. Reminds me of the Rover 75.
K-A commented:
December 18, 2013, 11:42 am

Ughh, I wish this car was coming out next year when my Lease is up. I wouldn't mind if BMW ran the F10 for another decade and kept refining it, but knowing that the next gen is getting so close to my Lease-up date, I kind of want to wait for it. I'm smitten enough on the F10 that an overall improvement is very exciting. At the same time, I'm smitten enough on the F10 to where I'm gonna be very picky about the changes for the next gen therefore can easily find some to be downgrades or "messing" up the styling formula, if I don't find them to my liking.
dpritchett commented:
December 18, 2013, 2:32 pm

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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
I wonder if this is really the next 5 or the G11 7 Series, which has been mistaken for the next-5 before in its chamo/spy pics on the Web.

Profile wise it looks about identical to the F10, i.e one can say this is an F10 in chamo and I'd believe it. Which is a good thing as the F10 profile and proportions are still the most flawless of any Sedan out there.
I think you are probably correct. The current 7'er dates from 2009, so with the traditional seven year life cycle on models, we'd be looking for a new 7 series in 2016. The design cycle seems to flow 7 -->5 -->3.
DallasBimmer commented:
December 18, 2013, 2:49 pm

Except, it's not seven, but new six year life cycle for the 5 series.
Hence the early LCI.
scotfro commented:
December 21, 2013, 12:57 pm

I agree that this could be the next 7 series rather than 5. If you look at the first picture in this post you see what I believe to be a previous generation 7 series to the right. The car in question appears visually to have similar dimensions to the car on the right.
rysky007 commented:
December 23, 2013, 12:16 pm

To me it looks more like a 3 series but we all know that its not the time yet, could it be the 4 door 4 series?

If you look at the image when its on the tow truck, side profile, the hood has that front down curve like the 3 series, whereas the F10 the hood is a bit more straight with taller head lights and bumper.

Honestly I hope its not the new 5 series, to me this looks like the 3 series front which is not aggressive at all, more like a squint eye look.
Steve J commented:
December 30, 2013, 10:53 pm

Intriguing.....I don't believe this is a 7 series because the grill is not large enough. This is the camouflaged 5 series but it won't be available to buy until 2016. In profile it resembles the sleeky Jaguar XF series. The front resembles the current 3 series. BMW are really milking the headlights-kisses-grill styling! From what I'm seeing this is going to be an attractive sedan.
rysky007 commented:
December 30, 2013, 10:59 pm

The 3 series style front is what I personally don't like about it.

it works on a small car like a 3 series but on a bigger one like a 5, the front needs to have presense, like the current F10, if they make the hood curve down and shrink the front end, it will look weak IMO.
Stealth.Pilot commented:
December 31, 2013, 12:54 am

This is encouraging. It's looking great. I can't wait to see it in M5 form.

I hope new M5 in 2016 too.


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Steve J commented:
December 31, 2013, 5:35 am

I hope BMW thicken out the Hoffmeister kink like they did with the X6. Honda ripped BMW off in broad daylight with their Accord. No matter. Honda fails in high speed stability. I hope the headlight-kisses-grill design will be a variation on a theme and not just a copy-and-paste of the 3-series.
In profile it is certainly sleeker than the F10 and it looks like BMW are going for a 6-Gran Coupé styled 5-series. It would certainly further distinguish it from the conservative E-class.
All-in-all, this future Five shape looks promising except for the sloping bonnet.
Steve J commented:
December 31, 2013, 7:48 am

Wow Stealth! that M5 of yours does look impressive. It resembles a blue roaring lion! The F10 M5 is easily the best looking of the F10 variations. I am really wondering how the next generation will surpass it. BMW will have to put in their best effort because the F10 M5 evokes such a profound emotional response in me everytime I site it and I wonder how it can be surpassed in terms of vivid aesthetic beauty.
raleedy commented:
December 31, 2013, 8:59 am

Nice. Will passengers ride in the yellow part?
lindros2 commented:
December 31, 2013, 10:17 am

both the 7 and 5 appear to have larger windows versus the 2011-2017 model.
dpritchett commented:
December 31, 2013, 7:16 pm

BMWCCA members, check out page 38 of the Jan 2014 Roundel magazine. These photos are of the upcoming 2017 5er.


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rysky007 commented:
December 31, 2013, 8:02 pm

post them
tturedraider commented:
January 1, 2014, 2:19 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by DallasBimmer View Post
Except, it's not seven, but new six year life cycle for the 5 series.
Hence the early LCI.
The LCI is not necessarily early. The E46 and E90 LCI both came in the fourth model year.
K-A commented:
January 1, 2014, 5:11 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve J View Post
I hope BMW thicken out the Hoffmeister kink like they did with the X6. Honda ripped BMW off in broad daylight with their Accord. No matter. Honda fails in high speed stability. I hope the headlight-kisses-grill design will be a variation on a theme and not just a copy-and-paste of the 3-series.
In profile it is certainly sleeker than the F10 and it looks like BMW are going for a 6-Gran Coupé styled 5-series. It would certainly further distinguish it from the conservative E-class.
All-in-all, this future Five shape looks promising except for the sloping bonnet.
Honestly I think the F10 has the most sensuous, sporty and BMW-like Hoffmeister kink of any BMW out there. It's perfect in how BMW made it so curved and exaggerated, that those copy-cats like Honda, et al look noticeably different, due to how much smaller their kink is (a'la E60, less exaggerated). What I REALLY don't want to see is an angular kink on the next 5, which would undo the F10's perfect kink.

Also, I hope absolutely nothing from that hideous creature they call the "X6" makes it onto the next 5! lol
K-A commented:
January 1, 2014, 5:16 pm

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Originally Posted by lindros2 View Post
both the 7 and 5 appear to have larger windows versus the 2011-2017 model.
It does seem to be the case, which would be interesting as BMW would be reversing the trend of pinch-thin windows as each new generation of car comes. At some point, function has to kick back in and the unsafe-aspect of everyday Joe/Jane's driving in Economy cars or "Crossovers" with plunging window lines and no visibility have to go. IMO the F10 is a near perfect balance in that regard, the windows look thin and sporty, but also they're generous enough, and well proportioned with the rest of the car. The fact that they remain completely straight with the rest of the profile helps with visibility as well, unlike Mercedes windows which pinch toward the end (that's actually due to the Hoffmeister kink actually helping said inherent functionality actually as well).

I also don't like that weak F30 "slope at the end" hood, it doesn't look powerful enough in presence for a 5. The F10 hood being bluff yet still curved in a very elegant way towards the end (i.e not so exaggerated as on the 3) is, again, "perfect". Seems "perfect" is a word I use a lot for the design of the F10....
rysky007 commented:
January 1, 2014, 9:54 pm

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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
It does seem to be the case, which would be interesting as BMW would be reversing the trend of pinch-thin windows as each new generation of car comes. At some point, function has to kick back in and the unsafe-aspect of everyday Joe/Jane's driving in Economy cars or "Crossovers" with plunging window lines and no visibility have to go. IMO the F10 is a near perfect balance in that regard, the windows look thin and sporty, but also they're generous enough, and well proportioned with the rest of the car. The fact that they remain completely straight with the rest of the profile helps with visibility as well, unlike Mercedes windows which pinch toward the end (that's actually due to the Hoffmeister kink actually helping said inherent functionality actually as well).

I also don't like that weak F30 "slope at the end" hood, it doesn't look powerful enough in presence for a 5. The F10 hood being bluff yet still curved in a very elegant way towards the end (i.e not so exaggerated as on the 3) is, again, "perfect". Seems "perfect" is a word I use a lot for the design of the F10....
Im with you on the F30 tiny front with sloped hood, if they do that on the next 5, i wont be renewing my lease.

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