Facelift 2013 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Touring Wagon: Feels like yesterday when BMW released the all new F10 5 Series to the market. Two years later, BMW is already performing the development work for the upcoming face-lift that will be introduced at the end of 2013 as a 2014 model. BMW maintains a six year product life cycle, meaning that new cars introduced to the market serves for 6 years, with a minor change at the midlife point.

The front fascia is covered up in camouflage. If BMW’s recent design philosophy is any indication, we might see the headlights connect to the kidney grill, similarly to the current 3 Series. Headlight, grill, front bumper and air dams will benefit from the change. A disguised portion of the front fenders suggest the addition of fender gills, a first for a non-M5 BMW 5 Series.

Moving to the aft, the tail-lamps and rear bumper will be updated as well. The touring station wagon as well as the GT cross over will also benefit from these minor changes. It takes continues development work, including extensive real life testing to ensure continual reliability and efficiency improvements to go with the upgraded looks.

Remaining the leader of the pack is no easy task. Changes come in time for the latest intensive midlife refresh that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has just undergone.


Source: BMW AG, Quattroruote


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