New 2011 BMW 5-Series photos leaked ahead of today’s unveiling

The new 2011 BMW 5-Series is set to be unveiled today but photos of the new car are already online.

Sources in Europe claim the new car's design is less polarizing than the current design with a much more traditional BMW design DNA.

"As is typical of most recent BMW redesigns, this 5-Series will add some space between the wheels by extending the wheelbase nearly 10 centimeters and widening the track. The overall length will grow by less than 2 centimeters, while its height will be reduced slightly and its width increased by a fraction. A set of 17-inch wheels will be the smallest available with 18- and 19-inch wheels optional.

Under the hood, this 5-Series is expected to use variations of existing engines in BMW’s line-up. Base power will likely come from a 2.5-liter straight-6, while top-of-the-range models will use the current 4.8-liter V8. A wild card could be thrown into the mix if BMW attempts to combine its latest turbo technology with a V8 of slightly smaller displacement. Also in the works is a more powerful version of the M5’s 5.0-liter V10," according to

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