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Old 01-17-2002, 10:17 AM
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OK guyz and girls. 1st SPY PICS of the new 5-Series

From the german press. Yes they're comp generated.



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Old 01-17-2002, 10:20 AM
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Okay, while that has tons of elements from the awful 7-series and questionable E46 sedan facelift, somehow it doesn't look half bad there. That, unlike the 7-series, still looks like a BMW.

(My god, what am I saying... Am I actually ACCEPTING a Bangle design?? )
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:21 AM
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Re: OK guyz and girls. 1st SPY PICS of the new 5-Series

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From the german press. Yes they're comp generated.
Mmmm. Looks good. I'll have one of those.

Please don't say iDrive ...

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Old 01-17-2002, 10:21 AM
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(My god, what am I saying... Am I actually ACCEPTING a Bangle design?? )
LOL ! Tom, I'll bookmark this thread
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:23 AM
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It looks very... Passat-like. Like the Passat's bastard son, beaten with an ugly stick.

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Old 01-17-2002, 10:29 AM
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Not as bad as I expected...I would have to see the headlights closer to see if they look like the 7's amazingly ugly headlights And the trunk doesn't look like an afterthought like the 7's does :thumb:
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:34 AM
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Not bad.

Better then the 745i. Not as attractive as the new Mercedes E class.
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:54 AM
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That's more what the E65 shoulda looked like. The humpy trunk is nearly gone and the taillights look better than the 02 E46, although their roundiness and the rear quarter in general make it look a bit Lexus GSish. Heck, the whole thing looks a bit GSish.

But its got those nasty 02 E46 pinhole fogs too... Good thing, I hope, that this is still a doctored spy photo.
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Old 01-17-2002, 11:24 AM
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No way--that still looks like crap to me. I will always think Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus when I see that trunk
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Old 01-17-2002, 12:23 PM
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Re: OK guyz and girls. 1st SPY PICS of the new 5-Series

The bangle brain washing must be slowly working. These aren't as replusive as the new 7.

Atyclb--- I agree... it looks like the big brother of the Cirrus/Stratus.
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At least they grace the design with a beautiful wheel like the type 44. Man that trunk looks like a Stratus. This ads fuel to the theory that Bangle is a Daimler Chrysler robot.
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Old 01-17-2002, 01:06 PM
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It looks very... Passat-like. Like the Passat's bastard son, beaten with an ugly stick.

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ROTFLOL! Couldn't agree more!
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Old 01-17-2002, 03:04 PM
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Hey -- I'm wondering -- if that really is the new 5, it has a much smaller hunchback trunk than the new 7. Makes me think there is hope for the next 3 -- maybe no hump at all?
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Old 01-17-2002, 03:15 PM
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Hey -- I'm wondering -- if that really is the new 5, it has a much smaller hunchback trunk than the new 7. Makes me think there is hope for the next 3 -- maybe no hump at all?
Hey Zurück Bleiben Bitte (Hehe, my fav handle)

those pics are comp. enhanced. But they're giving us a bit idea how they'll look like. But I don't think that we'll see hunchback trunk on the next 3s, just because that 3-Series will be smaller than E65 and there'll be no place to put a trunk like that. But, hey, Bangle is a wizard
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Old 01-17-2002, 04:57 PM
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Re: OK guyz and girls. 1st SPY PICS of the new 5-Series



To tall IMHO. Where is the sleek low slung BMW look of old. To tall, frumpy and yes GS'ish looking



And those back lights look like they came directly off a civic sedan!!

Don't mind the lower half, just fix everything above the beltline!! :thumb:
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Re: Re: OK guyz and girls. 1st SPY PICS of the new 5-Series

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To tall IMHO. Where is the sleek low slung BMW look of old. To tall, frumpy and yes GS'ish looking



And those back lights look like they came directly off a civic sedan!!

Don't mind the lower half, just fix everything above the beltline!! :thumb:

That's exactly the pic I was going to display and say it resembled a GS... The front and rear don't, but the side view, I'm in agreement.
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:16 PM
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At first glance, it's like

But I think it will grow on me, unlike the E65
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:59 PM
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Not half bad!:thumb: I'd buy one, maybe. Looks way better than the E65
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Better then the 745i. Not as attractive as the new Mercedes E class.
I agree - the new E-Class is HOT!
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Old 01-18-2002, 01:31 PM
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Hey Zurück Bleiben Bitte (Hehe, my fav handle)

those pics are comp. enhanced. But they're giving us a bit idea how they'll look like. But I don't think that we'll see hunchback trunk on the next 3s, just because that 3-Series will be smaller than E65 and there'll be no place to put a trunk like that. But, hey, Bangle is a wizard
I went to the website...I don't think they're computer enhanced.
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Old 01-18-2002, 01:52 PM
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I went to the website...I don't think they're computer enhanced.
There's a guy whose name is Christian Schulte (Schulte Design). He's one of the most hated fantasy car designer among the car manufacturers. I saw this link on the Audi website awhile ago. Recommended reading, really funny stuff.

As for this picture, I think it started as a 3-Series before it got Photoshopped (like someone said it on the b.org) It is still too early for a picture of a final product. Keep in mind that we haven't seen the masked and taped spy photos yet. Take a look at the pic below, this was the first pics seen around



Now take a look at the one below. It's from Schulte Design



As said I still think that it's computer enhanced. IMO, the car is looking real good, but still need to see it in person. And I think the taillights are needing modifications.
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Old 01-18-2002, 02:38 PM
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i like

looks ok


it will grow on you - trust me


just wish the trunk was a little better
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Old 01-18-2002, 03:01 PM
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Hey Alex -- thanks for the umlaut on Zuruck! They're a pain to type on a US keyboard!

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Old 01-18-2002, 03:09 PM
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Hey Alex -- thanks for the umlaut on Zuruck! They're a pain to type on a US keyboard!

You did see the ZBB story I posted a while back, right?


Hehe, yes I did, great story. I am still hearing it when I take the U-Bahn

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Old 01-19-2002, 08:05 AM
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Thanks Alex! I needed that!

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