Although the car is wearing camouflage the shape can be clearly seen and it has a similar silhouette to the current car.
The car is getting a folding metal roof for the first time and will grow in both size and price.
This means that it will be heavier, although BMW will give it more power to compensate.
The new car is expected to arrive in 2010 and is likely to have styling similar to that of the CS concept, with a wider grille and larger intakes at the front and LED lights at the back.
There will be both twin-turbo and normally-aspirated straight six engines, as well as a base four-cylinder unit, and the flagship M-car will get a brand new turbo six with around 350bhp.
See the new car at the ‘Ring here: