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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:57 PM
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F10 LCI coming in for MY2014

It looks like BMW is working to update the F10 a little earlier than the typical schedule (5th MY). Rumored to be updated for MY2014 (only 4th MY), it looks to be a fairly extensive front update.



Although this article claims that "new engines arenít really possible", I suspect the 550i will receive the N63Tu for a healthy bump in hp and tq. I wouldn't be surprised if the N55 also gets updated to match the output of its rivals (e.g. A6).

I hope there will be mechanical changes to bring the weight down a little and EPS improvements to be less muted/artificial.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:16 PM
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What does "LCI" mean?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:35 PM
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Not sure on the acronym but it's a life cycle refresh
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:36 PM
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What does "LCI" mean?
Life Cycle Impulse. Basically mid-model facelift, among other things.

Looks like LED headlights are a go
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Optimized soundproofing! Does this mean it will be ever quieter?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:28 PM
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It looks like BMW is working to update the F10 a little earlier than the typical schedule (5th MY). Rumored to be updated for MY2014 (only 4th MY), it looks to be a fairly extensive front update.



Although this article claims that "new engines arenít really possible", I suspect the 550i will receive the N63Tu for a healthy bump in hp and tq. I wouldn't be surprised if the N55 also gets updated to match the output of its rivals (e.g. A6).

I hope there will be mechanical changes to bring the weight down a little and EPS improvements to be less muted/artificial.
How is the front update fairly extensive? Looks very similar to me.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:05 AM
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Optimized soundproofing! Does this mean it will be ever quieter?
I am not sure how credible his story is since he claims that engine upgrades aren't possible. He says "optimized soundproofing, improved ride comfort and better options" and I don't think it's possible to make the F10 "more comfortable" than it already is without really making it ride like a Lexus.



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How is the front update fairly extensive? Looks very similar to me.
Maybe I should've qualified it. It seems to be comparatively extensive for an LCI.

For example, the Z4 LCI and X3 LCI test mules aren't wearing as much camo as this F10.

Basically, the entire front end of the F10 is masked including the integrated turn signal indicator in the mirror.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:44 AM
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Are the LCIs deleting the fog lights? saw the same thing on the F25 mule
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:30 AM
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Interesting - kind of makes sense with the upcoming E-class facelift. I will be curious what it looks like "naked."
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:27 AM
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Looks like LED headlights are a go
I don't understand - the lights look just like they do in the 2013. Would you agree?
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I don't understand - the lights look just like they do in the 2013. Would you agree?
Maybe I'm just looking at them wrong on my smartphone screen?

Looks a little more "squareish"

like these
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:23 AM
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Oh wow - you are absolutely right. I could not tell this level of detail in the camo pictures. Is that also an LED string along the bottom similar to what Audi started?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:25 AM
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I wonder if the LED headlights can be retrofitted.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:18 AM
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Interesting, Motor Authority states that this is a 2015 model. I guess only time will tell. Here is a link that has some more pictures around the car.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ries-spy-shots
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:21 PM
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I am not so sure I like the new swirly black and white design of the front end.
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I am not so sure I like the new swirly black and white design of the front end.
To each his own. I personally think they add some needed charm and character.

Like the LED light strips, every car will have them soon.
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I wonder if the LED headlights can be retrofitted.
I wonder if they will change the shape of the lights. The E70 LCI brought new LED Coronas, but they were the same shape as pre-LCI, so the retrofit was possible, but it was quite expensive
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To each his own. I personally think they add some needed charm and character.

Like the LED light strips, every car will have them soon.
I am an artist and would be glad to retrofit the swirly black and white pattern to your car.

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I am an artist and would be glad to retrofit the swirly black and white pattern to your car.

I thought the swirls came standard with black paint?

I'm curious about the front end. I always felt the non-M Sport F10's grill made it look like it had a "double chin". But I'm surprised this mule has the inverted-trapezoid "catfish" opening. I didn't think it worked when they tried it on the E60, and I can't see how it would work any better today.
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Guys, you have all been fooled with all the white swirlys. The only change is the standard black performance grille.
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Clearly they've decided to go with the "unlatched front right hood" look for the LCI. Really classes it up.

The squarish halos do look pretty cool, makes sense that they'd update it like they did the 7.

All I know is that I'm glad my lease is up in 5/14. Don't want to be seen driving around an antiquated old beater after the new hotness hits the road!
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LCI would give it a nice refresh but I personally don't think the F10 needs an LCI. It looks fine the way it is M sport and non M sport.

The Merc W212 is in real dire need of an LCI. I saw some spy pics of the LCI W212, and Merc is doing a major revamp inside and out. Seems like Merc acknowledge the shortcomings for the W212 and are making it up on the LCI.
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