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The 2011 BMW 5-Series is slowly undressing as far as camouflage goes, and it's looks are going the "more substantial" route to match its more substantial, modified 7-Series chassis along with a dose of 5-Series GT in back. The front end gets a less sculpted treatment while, if the swirls don't deceive us, the rear glasshouse slopes more steeply into the trunk lid. The lower rear fascia gets the same severe angle as that on the 5-Series GT.
Inside -- at least according to the forms, since everything but the shift lever and iDrive is covered -- it is beginning to look like a 7-Series in miniature. Under the hood will be the usual suspects, with the 550i supposedly getting the 8-speed auto. There are also rumors of a turbocharged 4-cylinder and Active Hybrid. The car should make a public appearance sometime early next year.
]Spy Shots: 2011 BMW 5-Series
originally appeared on Autoblog
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