Originally Posted by Dandle
The LCI is a major change to the car not like the yearly improvements that are implemented every MY change, it happens once to each model mid life then the next major change is a whole new model. Its an individuals choice if people are happy with the old car, if you can great prices on the older version then thats something to consider but in the UK where most people buy the car that doesn't happen and its a no brainier to wait for the newer version. The used prices reflect this as well.
There is also a clear advantage to sticking with the original penned car. This 5 series was a knock out and I've seen them lose the regular sport pack, they stopped offering the original Dark Graphite paint color. The LCI may square off the headlights and turn the grin spoiler into a frown.
Thats why I am in such a state of flux. Go with the proven design, slghtly less sporty handling....
OR... BY pass the 5 for the M5! If only it leased out less than a mortgage payment.