BMW has officially unveiled the 2011 5 Series. We've already seen the Gran Turismo body style of the new 5 Series, which is already on sale, but this is our first look at the sedan.
The 2011 5 Series now shares its platform with the larger 7 Series and the upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost. Overall the styling of the new 5 Series, looks very similar to the larger 7 Series. It now has the longest wheelbase in its class. At launch the 5 Series will be available with either a 400-hp 4.4L V8 (550i) or 300-hp 3.0L six-cylinder engine (535i). The engines can be mated to either a six-speed manual, eight-speed automatic or a new "Sport Automatic" 8-speed. The 528i will debut at a later date with a 240 horsepower six-cylinder.