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Old 02-07-2003, 10:19 AM
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BMW: 5-Series News

In another thread here about this car, I posted that the latest info calls for the 5 series to have toned down its exciting design we saw in the first photos and scetches. And I think it is obvbious by this, nearly finished, car.

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"This more conservative 5, is the result of the mixed reactions of the current 7-series design. BMW couldn’t afford to screw this one up as it’s one of their “bread and butter” vehicles. You can see from the camouflage on the front lights hiding the large LED lighting strip above the headlights."












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I love how they put a piece of tape over the BMW logo on the stearing wheel....still not as good as the current if you ask me.
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its that fugly 7 series back end!.......
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Is there an "official" unveiling scheduled for the new 5-series yet?
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:37 AM
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Sorry guys I did not know this was posted before.

SOOPA we really need that new folder with Auto news only chief. Where are we standing on that?
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Old 02-07-2003, 11:05 AM
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its ok gav, i still enjoy your posts much more
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Old 02-07-2003, 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by gavriil
SOOPA we really need that new folder with Auto news only chief. Where are we standing on that?
you would single handedly run that forum hey you should be the mod for it too while your at it
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shit is looks crappy at the end

...btw not a very good job trying to "cover it up"
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Old 02-07-2003, 07:40 PM
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looks nearly like the 3-series!
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Old 02-07-2003, 08:37 PM
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damn, the 1st pic makes the car look like a hyundai elantra from the front end, its b/c of the taping and ish, but still
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Old 02-07-2003, 09:00 PM
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Anyone else see the words written in the dirt on the trunk?

I think it says "sale", at least that's all I can make out.

*look at the second picture down from the top*
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Old 02-07-2003, 09:14 PM
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Yeah I just noticed that.
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Old 02-07-2003, 09:30 PM
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I actually love it. The rear end is not nearly as offensive as the BMW 7-Series (I think BMW realized they went overboard on that one), and not quite as frumpy as the Z4's butt end either.
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Old 02-07-2003, 11:03 PM
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By the way, the reason for the trunk's design is simply because it provides more trunk room overall. So BMW went for utility against looks. I find it acceptable overall. No big deal.
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Old 02-21-2003, 06:13 PM
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Old 02-21-2003, 06:38 PM
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Uhoh. Looks like more controversial styling for BMW. While I think the designs are interesting and different, it will not appeal to the more conservative group.
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nice, i can't wait to see it in person.
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i dont like it...tail lights remind me of lexus e300 too much
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I like it, and it looks better than ther 745i
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wow, that honestly looks hot as hell, I'll take 2, one in silver and one in steel blue
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The back looks horrendous
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the back, its very anti-climactic. it doesnt say anything to me. it just ends. i hope the car is wider than it looks in the pics. the 7 is really hot because its so wide. im not a fan of skinny cars.
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Old 02-22-2003, 08:55 PM
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ill wait till i see it in person, but im a bmw nut and im gonna like it even if its overpriced and fugly!
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Hmmm...so they did go with the more extravogant lights in the front. Good for them. I like that. Looks good and I am sure it will look better in person. The current 5 series never looked good to my eyes.
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Originally posted by gavriil
. The current 5 series never looked good to my eyes.

ahh something we both agree on!!
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I love the current 5 series, especially the ones where they actually paint the ridiculous black door guard strips. I admit, the front looks okay, and I hope it is wider than it is.
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it's badass
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Originally posted by ItalianStallion
the back, its very anti-climactic. it doesnt say anything to me. it just ends. i hope the car is wider than it looks in the pics. the 7 is really hot because its so wide. im not a fan of skinny cars.
uuhhhgg..7 series is straight butt!imo
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Here is the next BMW 5 series naked







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im not liking BMW's new styling
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im sure everyone will like it once it hits the streets
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Gah, I'll take the current one, even if it is less advanced technologically.
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Holy repost Gav!
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heh, you even posted in the other thread
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styling schmiling, you freaks would still pimp it given the opportunity.
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The current one is perfect. Bangle has yet to realize that cut-out on the trunk makes cars look cheap and bulbous.
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def a hot car, looks 10x better in person than in pictures I presume, just like the 7 series, and the Z4.

The new look of the 3 series' front fascia is faggy looking though.
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Originally posted by Zoot
Holy repost Gav!
Ah? What repost?
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Ah? What repost?
This one:
http://www.acura-cl.com/forums/showt...threadid=95314

and as Heyitsme already noted, you participated in that thread....don't worry about it....u either are losing your memory or are on an ego trip. jk
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