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BMW 5 Series Touring Caught Testing Once Again

BMW 5-series Touring Prototype Spy Photo
BMW 5-series Touring Prototype Spy Photo

It appears the next-generation BMW 5 Series code named F10 will borrow quite heavily from the 7 Series. These new spy pictures of the Touring version show a little more skin at the rear. The taillamp lenses are more visible now. Tiny peeks of brake light shots as well as the light strip from the 7 Series that goes from one end to the other can be seen.

Up front things are less obvious. Only the halo rings around the four front headlights and indicators are visible but the shape of the headlight clusters cannot be made out although the configuration of all six front lights (including the indictors) seem to be arranged like those of the 5 Series GT Concept. It is assumed the bonnet and grille feature a look similar to the GT as well.

The 5 Series is expected to enter the market in Europe in 2010 to be followed shortly by the Touring range. Petrol engines such as the 3.0-litre twin turbo and the 4.4-litre V8 twin turbo will be part of the lineup. Diesel motors like the 2.0-litre twin turbo diesel will also power the 5, while a new hybrid system to be used in the 7 Series has been hinted.

 

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Published Mar 30th, 2009 4:04pm By Thami Masemola
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benz_man benz_man
Who actually believes the light bar from the first gen E65 that BMW has used to camouflage all of its prototypes since 2003 is going to be on this car? If you do, I have some beach-front property in Iowa I'd sell you for a steal...
Mar 31st, 2009 2:55pm
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ekelly17 ekelly17
New DRL's look good.
Mar 31st, 2009 7:57am
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Odisseus Odisseus
Funny, in the 3rd photo theres a camoflaged mini passing by.
Mar 31st, 2009 12:24am
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surubutna surubutna
Yeah xD in the last 2 pics we can imagine how the lights are going to be, almost the same as the 7 series lights
Mar 31st, 2009 12:31am
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DieselDog DieselDog
The overall shape is very agreeable. Six to eight more months of teasing until the final reveal in September...
Mar 30th, 2009 11:50pm
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Imasa Imasa
Looks like to kidneys are going to be huge.
Mar 30th, 2009 11:49pm
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Kleyboy Kleyboy
It would be lovely.. for sure !
Mar 30th, 2009 9:07pm
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afterace2 afterace2
as soon as it doesnt get the 5 GT's utterly ugly front!
Mar 30th, 2009 11:16pm
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