Our spy photographers have sent us a fresh batch of images with the BMW 3-Series Sedan and Touring facelift ahead of a probable mid-2015 launch.

Our spy photographers have sent us a fresh batch of images with the BMW 3-Series Sedan and Touring facelift ahead of a probable mid-2015 launch.

Earlier today BMW released several pics with a 3-Series plug-in hybrid prototype based on the upcoming facelift and now we get to see the car once again in our own spy shots and immediately you will notice the adoption of adaptive LED headlights. The front and rear bumpers are also going through a refresh but nothing to write home about while the taillights will also benefit from LED technology.

Exact details about the engine lineup are not available at this point but reports are indicating upgraded four- and six-cylinder motors and possibly a three-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo for a new entry-level version. The aforementioned plug-in hybrid prototype will likely evolve into a production version for the Life Cycle Impulse (aka facelift) with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline turbo teamed up with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery to provide a combined output of 245 HP (180 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) sent to the road through a revised 8-speed Steptronic gearbox. It should return 117 mpg US (140 mpg UK or 2 liters / 100 km) with 50 g/km of CO2 emissions and provide a 22-mile (35 km) electric range.

Since production will reportedly start by the middle of next year, an official reveal could occur as early as March at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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