BMW has unveiled the 2014 5-Series lineup, following a string of spy photos of basically all versions.
In terms of design, there's not much to talk about but the sedan and Touring versions now have different structured lower air intakes while at the back they both sport an additional crease in the apron. In addition, the taillights are now more sharply contoured than before. The much criticized Gran Turismo variant has a tweaked front apron and rear end which has increased boot capacity by 60 liters to 500 liters.
On the inside there is additional chrome trim for sedan and Touring, while the storage compartments and cup holders are providing more room than before for the aforementioned body styles.
All models get as standard xenon headlights, with adaptive LED headlights optionally available. Other novelties include side indicators which are built into the exterior mirrors, alloys, upholstery colors, interior trims, exterior paint colors, along with Luxury Line and Modern Line packages which are joining the existing M Sport package.
More importantly, with the facelift BMW is introducing a 518d model as an entry-level diesel variant. It has a 4-cylinder mill outputting 143 HP (105 kW) and can be ordered for the sedan and Touring variants. The most powerful engine available is a new V8 churning 450 HP (330 kW), while the ActiveHybrid 5 has also been revised in the energy management which now boasts a Proactive Driving Assistant.
More details can be found in the attached press release.