2014 BMW 5-Series facelift spied showing modest revisions

2014 BMW 5-Series facelift spy photo 23.01.2013 / Automedia
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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CoyRoy CoyRoy
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 25th, 2013 8:16pm
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schizo schizo
This is one car that doesn't need a facelift.
Jan 24th, 2013 5:22am
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EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
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 23rd, 2013 5:38pm
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sorruk sorruk
That is a long wheelbase 5 series. Will they sell it in europe this time?
Jan 23rd, 2013 7:14pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
why do they make such tests when it is all about face-lift?!!
Jan 23rd, 2013 3:30pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
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 23rd, 2013 3:32pm
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Darkstar Darkstar
... to evaluate the problems? Do you think the chages are only on the bodywork?
Jan 23rd, 2013 3:44pm
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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 23rd, 2013 10:29pm
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