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post #31 of 105
Not great looking, but an improvement over the previous 5-series. That "bumperless" snub nose due to pedestrian impact laws is really going to make new cars look awful.
post #32 of 105
One thing I've learned with BMW recently is to never judge them until you see it in person, as it looks 100x better in real life.

On that note, this is a complete grand slam by BMW and I can't wait to see the M5 verison.
post #33 of 105
they took the ass of the 3 series!
post #34 of 105
This car is great looking. It looks much more sophisticated than the departing design. The interior is amazing, I can't wait to drive one.
post #35 of 105
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post
One thing I've learned with BMW recently is to never judge them until you see it in person, as it looks 100x better in real life.

On that note, this is a complete grand slam by BMW and I can't wait to see the M5 verison.
+1

I'm somewhat surprised by some of the SF hate, I think it's a pretty nice design. However, I didn't think the last was as hideous as some would state. I've personally always felt the 5-series was one of the more subtle yet classy designs (even during the Bangle-crazed era), especially when compared to the previous generation 7-series.
post #36 of 105
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+1

I'm somewhat surprised by some of the SF hate, I think it's a pretty nice design, then I didn't think the last was a hideous as some would state. I've always felt the 5-series was one of the more subtle yet classy designs (especially during the Bangle-crazed era), especially when compared to the previous generation 7-series.
I've always liked the generations of 5-series, some had to grow on me though. The only BMW I couldn't get used to was the previous 7, it just never grew on me.
post #37 of 105
The E39's are still my favorite

and the front end strike me as somewhat Jaguar-ish

but never the less MUCH improved over the previous body style
post #38 of 105
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+1

I'm somewhat surprised by some of the SF hate, I think it's a pretty nice design. However, I didn't think the last was as hideous as some would state. I've personally always felt the 5-series was one of the more subtle yet classy designs (even during the Bangle-crazed era), especially when compared to the previous generation 7-series.

I've seen the previous 5-series many, many times as BMWs of all shapes and sizes are ubiquitous here in Seoul (and always in white, silver, or black.) It was a terrible-looking car, and so was the 7.
post #39 of 105
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I've seen the previous 5-series many, many times as BMWs of all shapes and sizes are ubiquitous here in Seoul (and always in white, silver, or black.) It was a terrible-looking car, and so was the 7.
It's apparent, I'm in the minority. However, I really don't find the present 5 series all that ugly. It's one of the few cars in that class, that appears capable of balancing subtle classy lines, with something rather unique and sporty. I say this when compared to the previous generation E-class and current Audi 6. I find the present E-class hideous, and the Audi slightly bland but handsome. It'll be interesting to see how the new model looks in person.
post #40 of 105
The new nose seems too effeminate. From the side looks good. From the front lacks bite. Wonder what the M5 looks like.
post #41 of 105
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Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe View Post
It's apparent, I'm in the minority. However, I really don't find the present 5 series all that ugly. It's one of the few cars in that class, that appears capable of balancing subtle classy lines, with something rather unique and sporty. I say this when compared to the previous generation E-class and current Audi 6. I find the present E-class hideous, and the Audi slightly bland but handsome.

It'll be interesting to see how the new model looks in person.

I do agree with the Audi statement, sometimes they look very normal

however the newest Audi's are slightly more aggressive which i feel has been long over due in the style department

but... i do find Audi interiors to be some of the best looking out of anyone
post #42 of 105
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I do agree with the Audi statement, sometimes they look very normal

however the newest Audi's are slightly more aggressive which i feel has been long over due in the style department

but... i do find Audi interiors to be some of the best looking out of anyone

Yeah Audis look like jellybeans to me. White/silver/black-colored jellybeans.

The new ones have noses with edgier intakes, and the sides have some additional creasing. They do look better.
post #43 of 105
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Yeah Audis look like jellybeans to me. White/silver/black-colored jellybeans.

The new ones have noses with edgier intakes, and the sides have some additional creasing. They do look better.

Yes, but they still break like no tomorrow.
post #44 of 105
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Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe View Post
It's apparent, I'm in the minority. However, I really don't find the present 5 series all that ugly. It's one of the few cars in that class, that appears capable of balancing subtle classy lines, with something rather unique and sporty. I say this when compared to the previous generation E-class and current Audi 6. I find the present E-class hideous, and the Audi slightly bland but handsome.

It'll be interesting to see how the new model looks in person.
I like the looks of the current M5, and think it makes the 5-series look really good.
post #45 of 105
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
^ lol, what is this guy on? I guess the E39 is a nice complete car, but if people want to talk car design that others will admire, driving experience, satisfaction, the E34 had it in droves. The E34 535i with a 5 speed, the E34 540i with a 6 (which is mechanically not too distant at all from the E39 540i/6), the two M5s with the different sized engines. There are a bunch of clunker E34's rolling around out there (tons of pale blue 525i's on bottlecaps still rolling around at 300K miles) but a nice wide-grille E34 with a big engine and manual is the quintessential BMW.
My brother owned an E34 M5 followed by an E39 540i. They were sweet. It's a shame they haven't made a desirable 5 in so long though.
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Not great looking, but an improvement over the previous 5-series. That "bumperless" snub nose due to pedestrian impact laws is really going to make new cars look awful.
Yup.
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