2021 BMW 5 Series Facelift Rendering Has 3 Series Influences

2021 BMW 5 Series Facelift Rendering Has 3 Series Influences 2 photos
2021 BMW 5 Series Facelift Rendering Has 3 Series Influences
We're always surprised when automakers begin facelifting brand new cars. But development often takes about two years, so an early start is necessary. The Mercedes E-Class facelift was already spotted countless times, but in the past couple of weeks, we've also seen the G30 5 Series getting the LCI treatment.
The prototypes weren't showing much from under the camo, as new features were just beginning to be fitted. However, the Russian website Kolesa believes it knows what's going on under that camo and has released its usual two images of the front and back.

At the front, two big changes are being suggested. The first is a larger grille setup that's also connected in the middle. We're sure this is a real upcoming change, even though BMW designers said the X7 look wasn't going to rub off on other cars. But check out those headlights - don't they look familiar? That's because inspiration was taken from the newer G20 3 Series and its notched optics.

Around the back, new taillights have been rendered onto the 5er sedan. But both sets of bumpers have been left largely the same, and we don't believe that's the case with the 2021 update. Like the 7 Series, this updated model won't have traditional side intakes with black plastic simulating mesh. Instead, you're going to see aero blades there.

As for the interior, we predict software updates for the 12.3-inch infotainment. Maybe BMW can finally figure out a way to make Android Auto work. I mean, you can unlock the car with an Android device but not listen to your own music?

Like most German companies, BMW is updating the engines constantly, so you already have a more powerful M550i, for example. The only major change for the facelift is a new plug-in hybrid... or two (535e expected, but 545e is also possible).
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