The facelifted F10 2014 BMW 5-Series has been already launch in some markets. Now, according to a report by T-BHP , the facelifted 5-Series may be launched here in India by next month. This flagship sedan from the German car maker faces stiff competition from the Mercedes E-Class which received a facelift very recently, and the Audi A6. The current 5-series was launched back in 2010 and was already looking out dated when compared to the other German rivals.
The facelifted 5’er gets minor updates. The 2014 5-Series will sport- a new front bumper, tweaked air intakes, optional adaptive LED headlamps, turn indicators with LED integrated into the wing mirrors, new tail lamps, new alloy wheels and a refreshed rear bumper. Interior changes include a new infotainment console with touchscreen via the optional touch iDrive.
The optional equipment list on the facelifted 5-Series sedan also includes the access system that allows one to open the boot by placing one’s foot under the rear bumper which is already seen on the F30 3-Series. It also gets a fuel saving technology christened “coasting mode” . Under the hood, the facelifted will be offered with the same 2.0 and 3.0 liter turbo diesel engines, and 2.0 and 3.0 liter naturally aspirated and turbo petrol engines respectively. Internationally, the 5-Series facelift gets the entry level 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine from the 1-Series which produces 143 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. This engine is unlikely to be plonked in the facelifted 5’er for India.
Expect the facelifted car to be priced higher than the outgoing model, thanks to the increasing USD value.
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