The BMW 5 Series Facelift was spotted during an official photoshoot in Germany and as expected the design changes are rather minimal. The front-end image shows redesigned and sleeker headlights with the new square-rounded design and a longer eyebrow.
Other updates include a restyled front bumper and kidney grille. Seen here are also chrome elements in the front bumper that confirm what we have heard from our own sources: the facelifted BMW 5 Series will get the Modern, Luxury and Sport lines.
Inside, the changes are expected to be minimal as well. Even the multi-functional instrument display as debuted by the 7 Series facelift was available starting with July 2012 production.
Original spied photo removed, but this one shows the same details
The entry-level model will be the 518d powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel unit producing 140 horsepower. At the high-end of the scale we will see the BMW 550i with its V8 TwinTurbo engine.
The facelift updates will apply to touring and Gran Turismo models as well, and BMW plans to introduce the facelifted models in the summer of 2013.