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UPDATE: It’s 2009 now and we already have a glimpse of what the F10 5-Series Saloon will look like in the form of the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo.

AutoBild has impressions on BMW’s next executive sedan, the BMW 5-series. As I mentioned before, BMW is adopting a new F-code for it’s car projects and the new BMW 5-series will be designated the F10. It’s expected to be launched in 2009, with the F10 BMW M5 set to debut in 2010.

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The F10 BMW 5-series will be slightly larger then the current E60 5-series.

Dimensions BMW 5-series E60 F10
Length 4839 mm 4849 mm
Wheel base 2888 mm 2960 mm
Width 1846 mm 1850 mm
Height 1467 mm 1454 mm

Expected models and engine options are – 520i, 2.5 litres, 218 ps; 525i, 3.0 litres, 238 ps; 530i/xi, 3.0 litres, 272 ps; 535i/xi, 3.0 litres biturbo, 306 ps; 540i, 4.8 litres, V8, 367 ps; 550i/xi, 4.4 litres V8 biturbo. The diesel range – 20d, 2.0 litres, 175 ps; 525d, 2.5 litres, 204 ps; 530d/xd, 3.0 litres, 245 ps; 535d/xd, 3.0 litres, 300 ps.