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LeMansX5 06-22-2006 07:32 PM

New BMW spy shot
 
CLS style BMW
Autobild PDF

http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/1-jun22-8er.jpg

PersonaNonGrata 06-22-2006 07:56 PM

The roofline looks quite nice and is a better execution of the coupe lines, which would make sense since it is in fact a coupe. :confused: The CLS is a sedan with a coupe roofline. I am curious what the rear window and trunk lid look like as compared to the CLS's sheered derrier.

The headlights on this spyshot look like Acura headlights. :tsk:

asawadude 06-23-2006 04:03 AM

It looks like a facelifted 645i but it's hard to tell the size of the vehicle. This is a brand new model? Where does it fit into the lineup? :dunno:

benathon 06-23-2006 07:34 AM

Roofline looks like it was "borrowed" from the G35...

LeMansX5 06-23-2006 09:02 AM

This spy shot is hint at shape of next gen 5er from BMW. A 4-door sedan with coupe roof, aggressive front and smaller rear.

benathon 06-23-2006 12:05 PM

a la CLS?

X5Jay 06-23-2006 12:36 PM

I think that looks great!

asawadude 06-23-2006 12:54 PM

I forget which automotive website I was in last night, but they also had the same Autobild snapshots and a brief description. They said this new model is equipped with concealed (no door handles) suicide doors (door line barely visible in the photo) and is likely to be the newest model of the currently dormant 8 series.

It will be interesting to see of the BMW designers come up with a solution to the ingress/regress issues with suicide doors - they won't open unless the front doors are opened first.

LeMansX5 06-23-2006 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asawadude
I forget which automotive website I was in last night, but they also had the same Autobild snapshots and a brief description. They said this new model is equipped with concealed (no door handles) suicide doors (door line barely visible in the photo) and is likely to be the model in the currently dormant 8 series.

It will be interesting to see of the BMW designers come up with a solution to the ingress/regress issues with suicide doors - they won't open unless the front doors are opened first.

That is true. The pic is of a 4-door coupe but the rear door handles are not visible.

PersonaNonGrata 06-23-2006 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asawadude
I forget which automotive website I was in last night, but they also had the same Autobild snapshots and a brief description. They said this new model is equipped with concealed (no door handles) suicide doors (door line barely visible in the photo) and is likely to be the model in the currently dormant 8 series.

It will be interesting to see of the BMW designers come up with a solution to the ingress/regress issues with suicide doors - they won't open unless the front doors are opened first.

Interesting.... If that is intended to be a new 8er it's kind of an odd replacement. I kind of think of the 6er as the new 8er since it's a bigger GT car and the 8er came out when there wasn't a 6er coupe. If you compare the dimensions between the new 6er and the 8er they're pretty close. I guess what I'm saying is that adding a model like that could create confusion.

845:

Length/Width/Height/Weight (Approx. due to variations in what different sites list.): 188.6/73.2/53.1/4165

645:

190.2/73/54.1/3781

I know I'm confused. !ouch:


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