2014 BMW 5-Series facelift spied showing modest revisions

 2014 BMW 5-Series facelift spied showing modest revisions
2014 BMW 5-Series facelift spy photo 23.01.2013 / Automedia

Little changes for a successful model

The 2014 BMW 5-Series facelift has been spied during cold weather testing showing minor updates.

After seeing the more practical Touring variant a couple of months ago, we now bring another set of spy shots with the sedan version which we already saw back in November doing some testing. Just as before, this is a lightly camouflaged prototype as there aren't any significant changes to hide.

Expect to see a slightly modified front bumper, a larger kidney grille and revised rear skirt. The layout of the taillights could be a bit different but nothing dramatic. The headlamps and mirror caps will also go through a mild makeover, while the interior cabin should suffer a few changes.

The engine lineup will remain pretty much the same, but the inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbo in the 535i could receive a power boost from 302 hp (225 kW) to 316 hp (235 kW).

The 2014 BMW 5-Series facelift could be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show and go on sale shortly after the event.

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I hope they don't change the 5 too much. it's the most beautiful car (imo) ever made!!! Don't mess it up!
Jan 25, 2013 1:16 pm
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This is one car that doesn't need a facelift.
Jan 23, 2013 10:22 pm
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Manufactuers make changes to their cars and fix bugs (yes bugs) every year. GTR is probably the best example of changes every year, engine mod, suspension mod, transmission mod, etc etc...
Jan 23, 2013 10:38 am
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That is a long wheelbase 5 series. Will they sell it in europe this time?
Jan 23, 2013 12:14 pm
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why do they make such tests when it is all about face-lift?!!
Jan 23, 2013 8:30 am
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So that you'll read about the facelift on WCF. Jokes aside, the development of a car doesn't end when the vehicle is out. It continues throughout its entire lifespan, especially when there's a facelift around the corner.
Jan 23, 2013 8:32 am
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... to evaluate the problems? Do you think the chages are only on the bodywork?
Jan 23, 2013 8:44 am
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Yes, as although these cars go through years of R&D before production it still does not guarantee that it will be faultless. So manufacturers allocate a budget for continual evaluation. So when a facelift arrives they can address such problems, which is not only beneficial for the customers but also the manufacturer as they will produce more efficient vehicles requiring less maintenance/corrections and could also streamline production costs as well.
Jan 23, 2013 3:29 pm
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