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      06-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #45
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I'm sure there will be many changes to that design.
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      06-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #46
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Every generation of BMW has common themes for design, electronics, features etc. For every new generation, the cars typically come out in this order:

7 ---> 5 ---> 3

And now you can throw the 1s Xs etc. in there somewhere
That trend only started to some extent from the E65/66 onwards, when Bangle came onboard. Before that it was always 1500/2002/3>7>5. Remember the E38LCI? It had lights from the E46. Remember the E38 & E39? It's themes were from the E36.
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I think they need to go back to the drawing board. The 3 series should follow the 5 series design cues, not the other way around. In order to make the new 5 worth getting, they must set new trends for the lower end models to follow.
agreed, the current 5 series looks like a bigger 3 series which isnt a good thing as the e60 looks like it is in another category, more upscale.
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2011 front facia on 2017 5er? that's 5er is going to be so outdated ( 5 yo design) when it rolls out from munich in 2017. But will consider if thats how f10 LCI would turn out. current f10 face does not have strong lines or character compared to E60
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A Look into the Crystal Ball.

The 2017 BMW 5er.

Well yes and no.
The next generation 5er is as I understand going through the motions of design process at the moment so they cannot give a concrete conclusion as we are still some time off from final design freeze , or the final car that will be chosen for production.

Of course design is very much influenced by BMW's latest sculptural approach as demonstrated on the Vision Connected Drive concept car which is a preview to the progression of the current cars that began with the BMW 7er in 2008.

What is known is that architecture and matrix will be shared with additional models as of the current model that shares extensively a matrix with the 6er and 7er. Again the BMWi influence will be inherited as the 7er leads the beginning of extensive CFRP material technology in not only structure but also with key body panels such as roof , bonnet , trunk lid and door skins will bring the weight down significantly over todays car by a considerable margin.

In the meantime the car will receive an LCi in the next twelve months which will see the 5er inherit similar LED technology as the latest 7er , some additional technology updates and engine upgrades and subtle styling changes with a look inspired by the 2010 BMW Active Hybrid 5 Concept.
The 5er could also be the basis for a world first high efficiency model powered by BMW's upcoming three cylinder engine.

Acknowledgement to AutoZeitung.de. Speculative render attached.

This is one fat F30 )
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