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03/11/2013    1:35 PM
COMMENTS: 112

The first uncovered F10 5 Series LCI facelift/update was spotted last week, but it was captured in some less than ideal quality photos. Our new spy photos, taken at an official BMW photoshoot, give us a clear look at the F10 LCI’s front fascia. What’s confirmed once again is that the styling updates are rather minor.

Overall, the F10 LCI styling changes give the 5 Series a more updated and sportier look. The 2014 5 Series receives sleeker looking headlights and optional LED headlights with squared-off angel eyes / corona rings (as equipped on this model). The front bumper has also receives updates via the new creases extending from the inside corners at the top of both headlights, a restyled lower front bumper with … CONTINUED

02/26/2013    10:57 AM
COMMENTS: 58

These photos look to be the first photos of the F10 5 Series LCI facelift/update fully revealed.

The styling updates are minor as you can see – a restyled bumper with front air curtains, optional LED adaptive headlights. Mechanically, the F10 LCI will received reworked steering, and the 550i will come with the new and more powerful N63Tu engine.

This model potentially points to the introduction of the separate “Lines” packages for the 5 series, with this one appearing to be the Luxury Line.

Production for the F10 LCI as beginning in July 2013, with deliveries starting in August/September of 2013.

02/25/2013    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 37

Here is a preview of the upcoming 5 Series F10 LCI update and facelift. BMW insider Scott26 confirms the upcoming changes we have reported previously – restyled bumpers with front air curtains, optional LED adaptive headlights, reworked steering, 550i with new N63Tu engine.

Production for the F10 LCI as beginning in July 2013, with deliveries starting in August/September of 2013.

Look for its possible public reveal at next week’s 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

02/12/2013    10:50 AM
COMMENTS: 42

Here is a photo set of various BMW Individual M5, M550d and 5 Series seen at the BMW factory owned/run dealership in M√ľnchen, Germany.

The colors seen are Frozen Bronze Metallic, Frozen Blue Metallic, Azurite Black, and a Alpina B5 touring.

02/08/2013    4:05 PM
COMMENTS: 25

Bulgarian auto customizing company Vilner reveals their latest creations – a bespoke F10 5 series and F13 6 series coupe.

The centerpiece of the exterior customization is the matte white vinyl wrapping both cars. For the high contrast look, the 6 Series is fitted with a carbon fiber front lower apron with integrated splitters; and both cars get carbon fiber trunk spoilers, rear diffusers, black kidney grilles, and graphite/black wheels complete the contrasting look.

The interior is where the two cars gets the highly bespoke treatment. There are large doses of alcantara added throughout the interior, including but not limited to, the steering wheel, rearview mirror, backs of the seats.

The F10 also gets red accents on the steering wheel, leather piping, and seat belts.

And if that isn’t … CONTINUED

02/04/2013    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 99

Here are some details for the F10 5 Series LCI facelift update, via VIN information found by a BIMMERPOST member. This list is by no means exhaustive, and there may be details and models not listed here, or the information may be outdated.

The first VIN below shows the LCI 550i touring with uprated N63Tu 445-bhp/480-lb.-ft engine (just as the 650i Gran Coupe and 5GT already received last year), good for +45hp / +30 lb-ft torque over the N63 engine.

The second VIN shows the 535d coming to US.

VIN long WBAHR92090D000000
Type code HR92
Type 550I (EUR)
Dev. series F11 (MUE)
Line 5
Body type TOUR
Steering RL
Door count 5
Engine N63T
Cubical capacity 4.40 … CONTINUED

01/25/2013    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 50

We’ve spied the upcoming LCI facelift updated 5 Series again, and the sighting comes on the first Plug-in Hybrid 5 Series we’ve spotted. The LCI update will facelift the entire 5 Series lineup, including the F10 sedan, F11 touring, F07 GT, and the F10 M5, although the styling updates do not look to be too drastic.

EXTERIOR

The F10 LCI prototypes spotted thus far have shown slightly sportier side mirrors, with integrated turn signals (still camouflaged on previous prototypes seen). Some LCI prototypes have been spotted with a new optional LED headlights option with squared off angel eyes/corona rings. The standard xenon lights (as spotted on this prototype) will retain circular angel eyes. The tail light graphics will receive a new look.

The front and rear bumpers will … CONTINUED

01/17/2013    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 34

The BMW 5 Series has supremely defended its market leadership in the segment of business automobiles. 359,016 customers worldwide opted for a BMW 5 Series model in 2012. Whether an elegant Sedan, a dynamic Touring or a luxurious Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series thrills customers all over the world with its distinctive combination of design, technology, dynamic performance and comfort.

Drive . The modern 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engines provide an impressively high level of output, running smoothness and efficiency.

For example, the BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Edition makes do with an unsurpassed fuel consumption of just 4.5 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres. Even the extremely powerful BMW 535d with 230 kW/313 bhp and a maximum torque of 630 Newton metres is more economical than the … CONTINUED

11/07/2012    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 28

Autocar comparison pitting the BMW 520d against the Audi A6 TDI, Jaguar XF, Mercedes Benz E300, and Lexus GS450h.

Check out the verdicts inside.