Spied: 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI


The undressing tease with the 2014 BMW 5 Series has been going on for months but today it is BMW ‘s most important market, China, with the first peek at what ‘s in store.

The refresh or Life Cycle Impulse as BMW affectionally calls their mid-cycle product updates has, which should come as little surprise, upgraded bumpers lights and trim on the exterior. LED headlights and fog lights will be optional but the real story is under the hood. The US market will see an updated V8 and a happily welcomed diesel under the hood as well.

5lci rear

On the inside there will be minor upgrades but nothing drastic like when the previous generation 5 received the same treatment back in 2007. The one area that the 5 could use some help in has always been its weight, but that is still a few years out from now with the all new model that is in the early stages of development.

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  • Adam

    I’m not too sure but I think this is still a render, I base that on the roundel still covered on the wheels, the fact that the rear lights/valance havent changed at all, and there is extra badging on the left side of the boot lid, again just me feeling.

    • Andrew Popoola

      Not a render IMO, the extra badging are Chinese lettering which is normal on the Chinese market bimmers. This is the LWB I believe.

    • BimmerFile_Michael

      Not a render these are LWB Chinese market.

  • Andrew Popoola

    So the refresh will help to blend the new 4 series into the fold. Not sure I like the chrome clips by the fog lights. Looks better on the 4er. (Gosh, that’s gonna take a while to adjust to…4 series???)

    • BimmerFile_Michael

      The 5 Series will now have “lines” like introduced with the F30 so there will be slightly different bumpers and trim.

      • Andrew Popoola

        I see. I am not a fan of the “lines”, but then again, most non-bimmerphiles probably find the lines easier to deal with.

        I am curious to see what combos will be pre-selected and cosidered “Sport” or “Modern”. I find the ones for the F30 a bit boring.

  • Frank Granados

    I still don’t feel the front end of the F10.