The BMW 7-Series facelift is coming into focus as our spies have caught a second prototype undergoing testing in Germany.

Our spy photographers have caught the 2012 BMW 7-Series (F01) undergoing testing in Germany.

Sporting a modest facelift, the car is distinguished by new bumpers, "angel eye" headlights (with LED indicators) and revised tail lights.

Under the hood, we can expect minor modifications for improved efficiency and added performance. The current six-speed automatic will also be replaced by a new ZF-sourced eight-speed unit.

The updated Bimmer will be unveiled early next year.