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    New M5 headlights?

    Looks like the "angel eyes" are gone? Can it be true?!?  Smiley

    IMO, it would certainly be a step in the right direction. Smiley

     M5 headlights change for 2009 edit.jpg


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    2007 997 Turbo


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    5er still has the ugliest headlamp shape, angel-eye or not, as if the designers were blind when they design it.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    No, no...the ugliest frontlight shape had the first Porsche 996 generation.

    I bought one...and still hated it.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Whoopsy:

    5er still has the ugliest headlamp shape, angel-eye or not, as if the designers were blind when they design it.

    Maybe the design-blindness was the result of a virus.

    The virus has definitely spread to Nissan.  It seems to have mutated a bit too.  Smiley

    angel eyes in nissan virus.jpg

     


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    2007 997 Turbo


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    MMD:

    Looks like the "angel eyes" are gone? Can it be true?!?  Smiley

    IMO, it would certainly be a step in the right direction. Smiley

     

     

    i disagree, in any other car angel-eyes looks very tunner and ricer, but its a part of the whole bmw thing. i think if they considered taking them off they should recap on that. i would keep them just for the simple reason of letting others know they were the originals.

     


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Looks like the "angel eyes" are gone? Can it be true?!?  Smiley

    IMO, it would certainly be a step in the right direction.

     

    I don't understand meaning of this topic... This photoshop has nothing to do with real car, isn't even close and is at least 4 years old. So I guess this is just another BMW bashing thread.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    and this is how Angel eyes will look on new Bimmers, starting with new 5 series:

     


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    MMD: you are correct, I think you've found the ugliest.

     

    RC: yes first gen 996/Boxster headlamps is bad, but the facelifted one is perfect, especially on the Turbo, I positively LOVED that design, I wished Porsche had kept it for 997, alas, you diehards convinced Porsche to go back to round ones :)

     

     


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Shakal:

    Looks like the "angel eyes" are gone? Can it be true?!?  Smiley

    IMO, it would certainly be a step in the right direction.

     

    I don't understand meaning of this topic... This photoshop has nothing to do with real car, isn't even close and is at least 4 years old. So I guess this is just another BMW bashing thread.

    Nah..., not bashing.  Smiley

    I'm one of many who are on the sidelines, and not gonna buy another BMW until they suppress  the Bangle Idiom more.

    Was hoping this was the beginning of less grandiose fabulousity in their styling. Smiley

     


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    2007 997 Turbo

    Re: New M5 headlights?

    I was able to "forgive" the 996/986 headlights since as the story goes (I think I read it in the car mags of the 996 era), Porsche had to reduce costs of those cars to survive. The one-piece slide-in features of those units  made them less expensive to build and therefore contributed to the success and survival of Porsche at the time.

    If real-life cost or manufacturing practicalities contribute to the look of design features I guess that's okay. Form following function is good.   At least they have this kind of "pull together" shape for the front , which is kind of interesting.


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    2007 997 Turbo

    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Shakal:

    and this is how Angel eyes will look on new Bimmers, starting with new 5 series:

     

     

    Amazing look with the white angel eyes, i like Bimmers, a lot.

     


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    I get excited when I saw the thread name  As Shakal said the pics are very very old so no need to speculate on them..


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    2006 C4S --to be ditched soon..

    Suzuki Burgman AN400


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Here's an outline on 2010 camo. Seems like the "angry reptile" look wins. Smiley

     2010 5 series headlights.jpg


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    2007 997 Turbo


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    MMD:

    Here's an outline on 2010 camo. Seems like the "angry reptile" look wins. Smiley

     2010 5 series headlights.jpg

     

    Wrong, real light's shape is different.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    MMD:

    Here's an outline on 2010 camo. Seems like the "angry reptile" look wins. Smiley

     

     

     

    Im not very good in Photoshop, but here I draw how approximately front lights will look.

     

    F10light_PS.jpg


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    LOL!


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    Cash, gas or ass... no one rides for free!


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Shakal:
    MMD:

    Here's an outline on 2010 camo. Seems like the "angry reptile" look wins. Smiley

     

     

     

    Im not very good in Photoshop, but here I draw how approximately front lights will look.

     

    F10light_PS.jpg

    Hummmm..., That's not what _I_ see behind this camouflage. I think your outline is off.

    I need the original photo again (I didn't save the original before I outlined in red)..., this time I'll look again more closely. I'm pretty sure mine (the one you crossed out) is more accurate to what is actually under there.

    Smiley


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    2007 997 Turbo

    Re: New M5 headlights?

     

     

    Here is photoshop which got most accurate lights shape (about 99% real) and kidneys. But the appearence is not very good.... Proportions are weird and car looks sad-looking on this photoshop. The real car looks much more dynamic and angry-looking.

     

    This photoshop got most accurate proportions, but components like lights shape are more accurate on photoshop above.:


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Shakal:

     

     

     

    Here is photoshop which got most accurate lights shape (about 99% real) and kidneys. But the appearence is not very good.... Proportions are weird and car looks sad-looking on this photoshop. The real car looks much more dynamic and angry-looking.

     

     

    This photoshop got most accurate proportions, but components like lights shape are more accurate on photoshop above.:

     

    Thanks Buddy, looks like I'm wrong (again! Smiley ).

    BTW, as far as looks? It is always better in person so there's hope. I remember hating the Bangle cars when I first saw them in the media and then went to dealership and saw them thinking, "they're bad but not THAT bad."


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    2007 997 Turbo

    Re: New M5 headlights?

    ...the new 5series will have very similar headlights, as currently already released new 7series...

    ...look closer at the new 7series front pictures...

    the new 7series  headlights

    7series visualizer www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/7series/sedan/2008/visualizer.html 

     

    OZRacing


    Re: New M5 headlights?

     Waaaaahhh..., Waaaaaahhhh... . I want my old BMW back!   

    The old though "old" looks better than the new "new."

     5 series comp copy.jpg

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    2007 997 Turbo


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    MMD:
    Shakal:

     

     

     

    Here is photoshop which got most accurate lights shape (about 99% real) and kidneys. But the appearence is not very good.... Proportions are weird and car looks sad-looking on this photoshop. The real car looks much more dynamic and angry-looking.

     

     

    This photoshop got most accurate proportions, but components like lights shape are more accurate on photoshop above.:

     

    Thanks Buddy, looks like I'm wrong (again! Smiley ).

    BTW, as far as looks? It is always better in person so there's hope. I remember hating the Bangle cars when I first saw them in the media and then went to dealership and saw them thinking, "they're bad but not THAT bad."


     

    When I have seen first photos not long before press release, I was dissapointed... After press release I still wasn't sure I like this car. I changed my mind when I have seen it in flesh, especially interior. Also it drives great... But new Z4 looked great on press release photos, and not that great in person...

    OZR: New 5er will not be a 7er copy. It will have some similarities, but most similar thing will be interior. Outside new 5er will look less serious, but more aggressive and proportions will be better. IMO new 5 series will be the best looking Bimmer in this generation.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    One sure hope the new 5 be the best looking one, as the currently one is the ugliest.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Whoopsy:

    One sure hope the new 5 be the best looking one, as the currently one is the ugliest.

     

    I liked current 5 series much more than previous 7 series (E65) and 3 series (E90). Also 5 series was most successful Bimmer in this generation, thats reason why it recived minor face lift, while 3 series and 7 series recived quite a big change.

    E92 3 Coupe also looks very good, thats reason why it will recive similar face lift like 5 series.

    IMO the worst thing in current 5 series is interior. Mine had all equipment , big screen (navi prof), but still was boring inside. So its good to know that new 5 series will have very similar interior to current 7 series.


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    Shakal:
    Whoopsy:

    One sure hope the new 5 be the best looking one, as the currently one is the ugliest.

     

    I liked current 5 series much more than previous 7 series (E65) and 3 series (E90). Also 5 series was most successful Bimmer in this generation, thats reason why it recived minor face lift, while 3 series and 7 series recived quite a big change.

    E92 3 Coupe also looks very good, thats reason why it will recive similar face lift like 5 series.

    IMO the worst thing in current 5 series is interior. Mine had all equipment , big screen (navi prof), but still was boring inside. So its good to know that new 5 series will have very similar interior to current 7 series.


    We are polar opposite, I bought a E65 745i because I like the serious look of the headlamps and the general styling of the car, I even got used to the bangle butt, and the interior is second to none, the lovely iDrive (yes I love the first gen iDrive, I can control almost anything without take my eyes off the road to hunt for buttons, it became less-usable when BMW dumb it down in subsequent versions to cater to the stupid)  general high-tech look of the interior. 

    I also got myself a E90 because I think the headlamp treatment is the best in the BMW lineup, (0% lease offer from the dealer +  $5000 off also help)

    I skipped buying the M5 because of the horrible headlamps, skipped the M6 because of the horrid rear-end (the worst of the bangle butt).


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    How about something like this for a new M5?........Smiley

    1243293321328m5_2.jpg


    Re: New M5 headlights?

    To much 80s, to much "könig Tuning" I hope BMW will not come with something like this.


     
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