BMW (UK) Ltd Product Marketing January 2007 Page 11
The new BMW 5 Series BMW 5 Series – front light cluster
clear glass sets off the high-quality technical look of the headlights
chrome surrounds underline the focussed expression
transparent slats with a high-quality appearance conceal indicators
Whilst the characteristic exterior shape of the headlights has been retained, their interior was changed completely. The light conductor rod at the top of the headlight is enclosed by a matt- finish cover. When not illuminated, it conceals the active side marker (positioning light) and underlines the focussed expression of the headlights.
The sidelight conductor rings give a ‘night-time’ appearance that has become a trade-mark BMW design feature (which first appeared in the E39 5 Series in 2000). The light source of the indicators is concealed by transparent slats, which pick-up the exterior line-flow and underline the distinctive headlight appearance.