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 appearance. The 2014 5 Series receives sleeker and sportier looking headlights, 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 new trim, and kidney grilles with a bend/kink. Also, the strong line extending from inside of the headlights down towards the bottom of the front bumper has been softened/removed in the LCI model.
The new chrome trim in the lower front bumper may or may not indicate that the 5 Series will be receiving different 'Lines" a la the F30 3 Series.
Mechanically, the F10 LCI will receive reworked steering, and the 550i will come with the more powerful N63Tu engine (445hp / 480 lb-ft).
Production for the F10 LCI as beginning in July 2013, with deliveries starting in August/September of 2013.
UPDATED WITH IMAGE FROM AUTOZEITUNG MAGAZINE COVER.
Possibly just be a render based on the latest spy photos. The lower bumper lip doesn't fully reflect the change seen on the latest spied F10 LCI.
Compare to current 5 Series: