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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:18 PM
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Different front end and headlights on latest 5 Series?

When I check USA site, I see this 5 series, it looks like same line as E90:



When I check worldwide site, I see this, it has headlights similar to F30 family:


What is the difference? I never saw a 5 series in USA with the brand new LED headlights that are partially round.
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First one is pre-facelift and second one is post-facelift.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:03 AM
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Thanks, but I don't see post-facelift on USA website, they need to keep up. I found some info that it begins with 2014, which means should be seeing them in dealers pretty soon.
Thanks for the info.
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First one is pre-facelift and second one is post-facelift.
BTW, I much prefer the pre-LCI one... The new front indeed look cheap-ish (at least in BMW's own standards, as it now resembles 3 and 4 series which is sort of a downgrade).
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:35 AM
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BTW, I much prefer the pre-LCI one... The new front indeed look cheap-ish (at least in BMW's own standards, as it now resembles 3 and 4 series which is sort of a downgrade).
But it looks like that's the direction BMW is heading with new X5 having similar half-round (whatever they are called) headlights and similar hood design. The pre-LCI 5 series looked a lot like last gen 3 series, I still find 5 series to be a lot subtle compared to difference between C and E series or difference between A3 and A5. Actually I find new 3 series looking a lot aggressive and accented compared to all others in BMW line.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:56 AM
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In Msport trim the difference is barely noticeable but in non Msport I find the facelift LCI much more desirable. I would have never considered a non Msport F10 but with the LCI I would have. the LCI front end looks more sharp and less bloated. Its like the front went to gym and got more toned and cut up compared to the pre facelift model.
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Although I would have loved LED's, to me the shape compromises the perfect face as seen on the pre-LCI.

The crease design on the inner side of the lights doesn't flow.

I do however, like the new grilles and non-M front bumper.

I'm considering changing out to the M performance black LCI grilles once they are released.
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As all LCI's it makes the non LCI look dated. It doesn't change that it is still a good looking car but soon it's a dated good looking car. Time marches on as always.
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