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      11-27-2009, 02:28 AM   #1
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Kudos to exterior designer Jacek Fröhlich.


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      11-27-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Kudos to exterior designer Jacek Fröhlich.


it is so true his last comment. frankie d watch this
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      11-27-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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..the new 5 looks amazing in motion... stance is supurb :-) ~Frost
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..the new 5 looks amazing in motion... stance is supurb :-) ~Frost
that is the main reason I really like it, plus the interior just
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      11-27-2009, 01:38 PM   #5
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Looks nice. I hope the 535i 0-60 is closer to 5.5s than 6.0 stated by BMW.
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this car proportions in the front are wrong. the low elongated flat hood does not work in providing elegance like they say but instead looks unappealing. The rear is good although looks just like a bigger version of the 3 series. BMW cars always look like clones of each other. I would say the car looks decently good but a bit boring
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this car proportions in the front are wrong. the low elongated flat hood does not work in providing elegance like they say but instead looks unappealing. The rear is good although looks just like a bigger version of the 3 series. BMW cars always look like clones of each other. I would say the car looks decently good but a bit boring


could you design something better?
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The design is wonderful. I love the rear fender bulge.
i want that 550i sport (chipped) if i can't have m5 money.
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F10 exterior proportion near perfect form. Some people may find front end out of proportion. It's the viewing perspective with the sharp bumper crease near the inner side of headlight when viewing from 3/4 perspective or straight-on from the side. By smoothing the bumper crease toward inner side of headlight, the front end flows better. I wish BMW could improve bumper crease before production take place or make some changes in M-Sport Package or M5.

Examples of bumper crease chops between kidney grill and inner side of headlight: (chop on top, original image at the bottom)
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      11-28-2009, 02:04 AM   #10
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A little better than the previous version, but that's not really saying much since the last model was fugly!!
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      11-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #11
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A big leap in the right direction once again. the F01, F10 and the new Z4 are absolute beauts! Well done BMW
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F10 exterior proportion near perfect form. Some people may find front end out of proportion. It's the viewing perspective with the sharp bumper crease near the inner side of headlight when viewing from 3/4 perspective or straight-on from the side. By smoothing the bumper crease toward inner side of headlight, the front end flows better. I wish BMW could improve bumper crease before production take place or make some changes in M-Sport Package or M5.

Examples of bumper crease chops between kidney grill and inner side of headlight: (chop on top, original image at the bottom)

I agree, I prefer how the lights and kidneys are integrated on the GT- ie less like the three series and more like the CS concept. I would post pics but dont know how to.
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In addition to 5er GT and CS, E89 Z4 front end is one of the best so far, or BMW could use F01 7er M-Sport Package bumper. The front bumper crease flows better with fold shown in in this thread:
http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323523

F01 3/4 perspective:


F01 Straight-on from side profile:
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It's safe to say BMW has no competition (aesthetically speaking) from Infiniti and the new M37/56.
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I love the F10...looks amazing
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I agree where you are coming from, but have you seen the side profiles of the C class and the E class? Tell me that they dont confuse you!
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