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Kinetic Sculpture Previews Next-Gen BMW 5-Series

Take a good, long look at the shape you see here. If you don’t see the next-generation BMW 5-Series hiding amidst the silvery spheres, you’re not looking hard enough.

Instead of issuing the typical shadowy “teaser” shots, BMW chose instead to install a “kinetic sculpture” of the new 5’s profile at its museum in Munich, Germany. We wish we were slightly closer to Munich, as the sculpture — which seems to randomly grab spheres from midair and arrange them in the shape of a car — is out of this world and utterly entrancing.

BMW claims it will replace the wild art with the actual 5-series come November 23, when the car is officially launched. Although we’ve yet to see the car in detail, the final product will resemble the 5-series Gran Turismo, save for the sloping roofline.

To check out the “kinetic sculpture” in action for yourself, click here. For the latest news on the forthcoming 5-series, stay with Automobile Magazine.

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Buying Guide

2011 BMW 5-Series

Fair Market Price $22,152 528 i Sedan
Motor Trend Rating
StarStarStarStarHalf-Star

EPA MPG:

22 City / 32 Hwy

Safety (NHTSA):

★★★★★

Horse Power:

240 @ 6600