TTAC Photochop: BMW 5-Series

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
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ttac photochop bmw 5 series

This is not the first rendering of the future 5er to appear on the net, But I didn’t like any of the images I’ve seen so far. I also dislike the E60. I guess all BMW fans older than five crave for a design with the beautiful simplicity and the character of the E24 6 Series… I don’t remember spending so much time on a rendering in quite a while. As a BMW fan, I felt obliged to take my time with this one and tweak it until it felt right. I tried to blend the things that first come into my mind when I think BMW, with the flame-surfacing-stuff they’re doing these days. Note the side line, tribute to the BMW 2002, and the “kidneys” that move into the future with more attitude and guts. The front lights were the tricky part. Some think that the E60 overhanging lights will or should make it onto the next 5-Series. I tried about four or five sets of those, but none of them looked right. So I felt obliged to use a conservative approach with just a little of the flame-surfacing-overhanging-stuffing. Enjoy!

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  • Argentla Argentla on Dec 21, 2007

    I was very fond of both the E34 and E39 (my favorite of the bunch was the last-of-the-line E34 540i Sport, which paired the 4.0L V-8 with the suspension and brakes of the M5). The E60 is one of the most offensively ugly cars on the road -- it hurts me just to see them in traffic, which around here I do a lot. Lot of room for improvement, there.

  • Willbodine Willbodine on Dec 21, 2007

    Well I dunno...that rendering looks more like a 3 Series from the front. With a dose of 1 Series on the sides. The all-important question remains unanswered: Bangle butt or not?

  • Casper00 Casper00 on Dec 22, 2007

    Wow is it possible that BMW is lossing its touch? This is ugly, BMW engineers can do better then that....

  • MartinNr5 MartinNr5 on Dec 22, 2007

    I actually like the new look that BMW has put out. The M6 is stunning. This comes from a guy who had a BMW 518 from -75 as his first car...