Since the all-new 2011 BMW 5 Series (F10) has been officially released with details and pictures, Munich does not seem to care if the Touring (wagon) model, currently testing in public, is fully clothed or not. On this occasion our spies caught the luxury sedan virtually naked, bar the rear end where the major differences are found when compared to the sedan.

The black and white camouflage mostly covers parts of the roof, the rear door, rear bumpers and the quarter panels. The rear side windows will most certainly feature the "hoffmeister kink" but the rear lights may not share their design with the sedan. Nevertheless these will have LED technology.

What it should adopt from the sedan are the engines, including the 3.0-litre turbo worth 225kW (306hp), the 4.4 twin turbo V8 making 300kW (407hp) and the 3.0-litre turbo diesel generating 540Nm. An M5 Touring will give an output of over 420kW (571hp) from its rumoured twin turbo V8 engine. Also expect the new 8-speed auto transmission to be used.

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