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      02-19-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Spyvideo: 2011 BMW 5-Series touring (F11)

The F10 sedan is due to bow its head in just another few weeks at the Geneva autshow and this F11 Wagon will then appear at the Paris autoshow later in the year, with availablity at dealerships in the summer/fall of 2010. Until then, enjoy some more spy video!



Source: http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/
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      02-19-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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Looks good. M version?
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Is it me or do these cars just get bigger and bigger? Starting to look like a barge now IMHO.
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      02-19-2010, 01:29 PM   #4
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Is it me or do these cars just get bigger and bigger?
Nahhhhh. Cars getting bigger? Since when?
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      02-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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why do they put all that swirly shit on them... makes the cars stand out like a sore thumb.

almost as if they WANT to get noticed!!
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why do they put all that swirly shit on them... makes the cars stand out like a sore thumb.

almost as if they WANT to get noticed!!
It may stick out, but that paint is intended to distort the look of the car so that you can't easily see the curves/angles and dimensions of the car. It's pretty clever camouflage compared to the wraps they used to use.
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      02-19-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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It may stick out, but that paint is intended to distort the look of the car so that you can't easily see the curves/angles and dimensions of the car. It's pretty clever camouflage compared to the wraps they used to use.
and they want to distort it because....
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and they want to distort it because....
....they want us to sit here and talk about it all the way up till the point when they take that stuff off!!
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and they want to distort it because....
It's a pre-production model or test mule that they don't want the public to fully see just yet.
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It's a pre-production model or test mule that they don't want the public to fully see just yet.
i think you're missing the point, or perhaps just being obtuse..

the act of making it look like they do actually attracts attention to the vehicle...

99% of joe public wouldn't know the new 5-series if it cut them off on motorway and yelled look at me look at me!!!

just seems very self defeating!
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i think you're missing the point, or perhaps just being obtuse..

the act of making it look like they do actually attracts attention to the vehicle...

99% of joe public wouldn't know the new 5-series if it cut them off on motorway and yelled look at me look at me!!!

just seems very self defeating!
Yes, I agree that the swirly paint will attract attention, but the intended purpose is far different. While most people won't recognize a test mule/pre-production car on the road, there are spy photographers who purposely seek out these cars to provide pictures for auto magazines and the like. With that paint job, it becomes quite difficult to make out the details and proportions of the car.
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are they serious.....
i mean whats the whole point, the new 5 is already out, and everybody knows thats the station wagen. what are they trying hide?
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are they serious.....
i mean whats the whole point, the new 5 is already out, and everybody knows thats the station wagen. what are they trying hide?
The rearlights
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are they serious.....
i mean whats the whole point, the new 5 is already out, and everybody knows thats the station wagen. what are they trying hide?
Uh...

It drums up free publicity, so duh, they are going to slowly strip off the camo just as they do on the rest of their models...

It seems as though every time they remove one small bit of it, a whole new plethora of pictures and video's show up. All at 100% $0 cost to BMW (AFAIK).

What company wouldn't want free advertising?
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