Discussion in 'X5 SAV' started by andyvalencia, Feb 27, 2011.
^ Now imagine full-LED headlight graphics ala 6er ...
That must be looking absolutely great & aggressive!! Btw, when can we expect to see FEP of this car?
Chasing the test mules with a 1200 GS, cool
I guess then the ///M division make use of the S1000RR then
One question comes to mind: So they were driving this X5 with barely any camo and crashed into something. Is this night time testing?
Looks skeletal to me, could be at a stage where there are yet to implement the fascia or some other testing..
Crash testing, in this case, probably pedestrian.
CGI by AutoBild:
Is it accurate?
Anyone else notice that this test mule is the current BMW X5? It looks like they have just attached the new front end to the current body. Take a look:
Considering that it seems like they were testing the 'pedestrian airbag' technology, it makes sense that they simply put the new X5 front and hood on the current X5 body.
The photo below best illustrates this. Have a look at the base of the A-pillar. You can see how they've simply attached on the new front-fender sheet metal. The only thing that's got me stumped is how far in the rear-wheels are.
It just hit me.....but the F15 doesn't appear to have fugly hood shutlines like pretty much all new BMW models......YAY!!
Does not match with Scott's sketch. But Scott's sketch has fog lights little off. Grill is E70 like than 6er like.
I think those ugly hood shutlines are car designers conspiracy. I am noticing more and more cars with that.
If it has pedestrien airbag, it won't have to. This will make the bonnet softer.
Can anyone (SCOTT?) confirm that BMW will finally go back to proper and non-soft nose/shutline massacred front ends again in their CAR lines? Or will the SUV's only get this important treatment?
I am literally dreaming of a new BMW with a front end un-abstructed by the harsh shutlined soft nose look.
The current hood shut lines on BMW is cost cutting and nothing more. Hopefully the next gen of cars fixes that.
And besides, this pedestrian airbag doesn't protect the part of the bonnet where the hood shut line is, at all.
F15 X5 features list:
Night vision with pedestrian recognition
Full black panel display
Touchpad idrive controller
Auto Start Stop
HVAC unit from 5/6/7 series
Electronic Damper Control
Eco pro mode
Electric power steering. Park assist.
Full color HUD
Lane change warning system
Adaptive LED headlights
In this list we can add now
What do you mean by full black panel display....ala...new 5-series? or different?