Early look at the next BMW M5

Arkaign

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Whole thing looks like a moderately larger 3 series, particularly from the rear.

I really hope they don't go the Audi path of making everything look nearly the same (sans the R8 of course).

One of the cool things about BMW is that each model is pretty distinctive.
 

mwmorph

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... I actually couldn't tell it wasn't a M3 until i pulled up a picture of a M3 to compare side by side and even then the differences were subtle. Looks like the design team just got lazy and said, fuck it.

I doubt it's real though, for some reason I don't think Bangle has gotten that lazy.
 
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Originally posted by: Arkaign
Whole thing looks like a moderately larger 3 series, particularly from the rear.

I really hope they don't go the Audi path of making everything look nearly the same (sans the R8 of course).

One of the cool things about BMW is that each model is pretty distinctive.
That's only a recent phenomena. BMW proudly wore the "one sausauge, three different lengths" badge for years before Bangle took over the design (and was subsequently moved elsewhere).
 

GTaudiophile

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Originally posted by: KnightBreed
Originally posted by: Arkaign
Whole thing looks like a moderately larger 3 series, particularly from the rear.

I really hope they don't go the Audi path of making everything look nearly the same (sans the R8 of course).

One of the cool things about BMW is that each model is pretty distinctive.
That's only a recent phenomena. BMW proudly wore the "one sausauge, three different lengths" badge for years before Bangle took over the design (and was subsequently moved elsewhere).

I think Audi has adopted this philosophy, and what has it done for them? Lots of success!

 

Cobalt

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Thats just an artists rendering, you can tell he used an M3 to start with... Look at the front bumper, and side gills, the hood, and the mirrors. Those are similar to the standard 5er mirrors with the split arm from the M3 attached. Actually if you look at it full res and go over it more you can see most things are just lazy photochops from a 3er/M3. No need to get all your panties in a bunch when you haven't seen a test mule yet at that.

EDIT: Oh and the 18'' wheels are the stock M3 wheels too fyi.
 

ElFenix

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if that's what it actually looks like then it's a big improvement over the current model.
 

DivideBYZero

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IT'S A BULLSHIT RENDER.

FFS, can people stop acting like this is anything close a real car, please? It has to be one of the laziest renders I have ever seen. M3 hood elements, bigger kidney grille and e92 rear lights do not maketh a five series. Any nob with paintbrush could hack that garbage up in ten minutes.
 
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Originally posted by: DivideBYZero
IT'S A BULLSHIT RENDER.

FFS, can people stop acting like this is anything close a real car, please? It has to be one of the laziest renders I have ever seen. M3 hood elements, bigger kidney grille and e92 rear lights do not maketh a five series. Any nob with paintbrush could hack that garbage up in ten minutes.
Looks like he tried adapting some details from the CS concept, like the head/taillights and grille.
 
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Originally posted by: GTaudiophile
Originally posted by: KnightBreed
Originally posted by: Arkaign
Whole thing looks like a moderately larger 3 series, particularly from the rear.

I really hope they don't go the Audi path of making everything look nearly the same (sans the R8 of course).

One of the cool things about BMW is that each model is pretty distinctive.
That's only a recent phenomena. BMW proudly wore the "one sausauge, three different lengths" badge for years before Bangle took over the design (and was subsequently moved elsewhere).
I think Audi has adopted this philosophy, and what has it done for them? Lots of success!
When has Audi not had this philosophy? It's plauged nearly every German automaker for decades.
 

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Originally posted by: KnightBreed
BMW proudly wore the "one sausauge, three different lengths" badge for years before Bangle took over the design (and was subsequently moved elsewhere).


LOL, awesome. :)