In mid-2020, BMW will unleash their design and tech update for the BMW 5 Series Facelift. As always, the mid-cycle refresh comes 3-4 years into the product’s life and will bring some small, but hopefully meaningful upgrades to the popular business sedan. Of course, one of those changes will include a larger kidney grille to bring the BMW 5 Series inline with the rest of the lineup.
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The folks at Kolesa have put together their own interpretation of the BMW 5 Series Facelift and incorporated an enhanced kidney grille. The headlights have also been slimmed down a bit and continue to flow into the sides of the grille. Featuring an M Sport Package, this rendered BMW 5 Series Facelift has quite large air intakes which aim to give the business sedan an even sportier look.
In the back, we will some changes in the BMW 5 Series Facelift as well. There should be a a set of 3D-shaped taillights similar to what we’ve seen on the new 3 Series, along with updated graphics. Just like the front, the rear’s lower fascia is rendered with a new design and diffuser.
Overall, it looks like the front end of the new 5er is going to be sharper and sportier looking than the pre-facelift car and even more premium.
Not many upgrades will take place in the engine department. The biggest of all is the addition of the 48V electrical system which was just announced. There will also be an upgrade to the 5 Series plug-in hybrid, likely using the same technology from the recent 745Le.
When the BMW 5 Series facelift (LCI in BMW-speak) makes its debut it will likely be an upgrade over the current car overall, with new headlights and taillights. However, its larger grille might invite some controversy from enthusiasts. Only time will tell.