The 2014 5-Series facelift has been revealed last weekend by BMW. Perhaps the most significant news regarding the revised model would have to be the introduction of a new entry-level diesel-powered variant in the form of the 518d. It comes with a four-cylinder engine rated at 143 HP and is available only for the sedan and Touring versions.
The range-topping 5-Series (excluding the M5) have a new V8 mill producing 450 HP (330 kW). BMW has announced a series of updates for the frugal ActiveHybrid 5 model which has a better energy management system via a ProActive Driving Assistant.
The entire 5-Series family (sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo) has xenon headlights offered as standard, with the possibility of adding adaptive LED headlights for an additional cost. BMW has also announced the introduction of the Modern Line and Luxury Line packages which will be offered alongside the current M Sport package.
The facelifted 5-Series also gains new exterior hues, interior trims, upholstery colors, while the side indicators are now built into the exterior mirrors. Inside the cabin, the sedan and Touring models have additional chrome trim, while the boot capacity of the Gran Turismo has been extended by 60 liters to 500 liters thanks to a revised rear end.