BMW seems to think it is missing a couple of ducks in their row, and we couldn’t agree more. Until now, the German brand has offered a sedan, a station wagon, and a GT version for their 5-Series, but something just seemed to be missing. Maybe a coupe and cabrio version would help straighten out that previously mentioned duck row. BMW certainly thinks so.

Apparently, a coupe and cabrio version for the 5-Series has always been in the back of the minds of executives over at BMW and they finally decided to do something about it by coming up with a proposal for a Concept car. This decision was a little easier to make once Mercedes announced its plans for a coupe version for the C-Class.

The look of the coupe is going to be similar to the sedan with the addition of two stretched doors and the rear lights from the station wagon model. The front of the car will receive a wider lower opening and re-profiled lights. The same treatment will be applied to the convertible version, which will mostly follow the design language of the 3-Series cabrio with its fully functional hardtop. The hardtop isn’t a sure deal though since there have been talks to drop it in exchange for a large trunk space.

That’s about all we know at this point. Now all we have to do is wait for some BMW exec to "leak" more information or for the concept versions to present themselves.


Source: GermanCarForum

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  (344) posted on 10.5.2010

it’s probably for marketing reasons to distance from the M3. but then again, a little computer tuning and a better intake brings that back up and even more, so it is a non issue smiley

  (1211) posted on 09.19.2010

It doesn’t look that bad, but why would they use the E34 5er, when they had the E24 6er coupe to work with.

  (859) posted on 09.16.2010

Is it still a kept secret? They even have the Cabrio

  (745) posted on 09.15.2010

Good for them. Ofcourse, they doesn’t want to be left behind by their competitors.

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