BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 5-Series (G30) Forum 2017+ BMW 5 Series (G30) General Discussions Next Gen 2017 BMW 5 Series Design Process Begins. A Look Ahead.

Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #45
727jbh's Avatar

Drives: 2016 MB GLE Coupe
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Florida

iTrader: (0)

I'm sure there will be many changes to that design.
Appreciate 0
      06-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #46
Lieutenant Colonel

Drives: F30 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by BigKutta View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      06-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #47

Drives: e60,z4
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: florida

iTrader: (1)

Originally Posted by JNoSol View Post
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.
if you want perfection buy a mercedes, or marry an accountant
Appreciate 0
      06-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #48
New Member

Drives: e90 325
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: malaysia

iTrader: (0)

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 that's 5er is going to be so outdated ( 5 yo design) when it rolls out from munich in 2017.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
Appreciate 0
      01-10-2016, 09:20 PM   #49
Private First Class

Drives: 640i Gran Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Vancouver BC

iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
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 Speculative render attached.

This is one fat F30 )
Appreciate 0
Post Reply


2016 5-series, 2016 bmw 5 series, 2016 bmw 5 series 2016 5 series, 2017 5 series, 2017 5-series, 2017 bmw 5 series, 5 series forums, 5-series forum, bmw 5 series forums, bmw 5-series forum, next gen 5 series, next generation 5 series, next generation bmw 5 series

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST