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Heavily revised 2020 BMW 7 Series looks more luxuriously dominant

It has been three and a half years since BMW unveiled the sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series. Thus, it is really about to give the 7 Series a major revision for the 2020 model year. In fact, it is only a matter of time when the sixth-gen 7 Series will be launch into the market as BMW has finally took off the veil of its revised full-size sedan.

Compared to its immediate predecessor, the 2020 BMW 7 Series seems like an all-new model in terms of looks. The most apparent exterior revision made to the new 7 Series is its significantly larger BMW kidney grille. In fact its single-piece frame has grown by around 40 percent. In the United States, the bars of the Active Kidney Grille are finished in aluminum satin.

Furthermore, the front end of the new 2020 BMW 7 Series is now two inches taller at its highest point. These revisions make the new 7 Series look more visually powerful on the road.

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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets subtle facelift, now offered with 7-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox

BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer finally gets its first ever mid-cycle update, and if we could describe the facelift in one word, we would say that it was very “discreet”. This minivan isn’t just the first for BMW, but it also marks their first attempt to do a front wheel drive too.

Both variants, namely the five seater 2 Series Active Tourer, as well as the seven seat Gran Tourer, will be getting the new paint scheme of Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange, together with the six new options for alloy wheels that vary in size from 17 to 19 inches.

When looking at it from the outside, the changes are very hard to see, which is why we are going to point them out for you. First, the LED headlights have a more hexagonal shape like the new BMW models, while the rear features light emitting diodes that exhibit different graphics. The kidney grille, single-piece air intake, and LED fog lamps are also new here.

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2018 BMW 1-Series Facelift revisions are so subtle you might not spot them

BMW has given the 2018 1-Series a facelift, and they have just released a ton of new photos and a couple of videos to show us what it’s got. Nevertheless, the people at BMW continue to remind us of the three- and five-door, rear-wheel-drive model from Bavaria that is available in three-, four-, and six-cylinder powertrains if the upgrades do not interest you. Now, going back to the all-new 1 Series, the Mini-like hatchback will have a front-wheel-drive setup this time.

The range-topping trim of the 1 Series will be getting a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine under its hood, where it can bring out 300 horsepower. This is quite a downgrade from the previous model year which has a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six, that produces 340 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 500 Newton-metres (368 pound-feet) of torque like the M140i. Plus, the older model has a sweet-sounding soundtrack, while the facelifted model will be more silent.

The current 1 Series may start to show its age already based on how it physically looks; however, its engine still seems better than that of the facelifted model. A new M140i is on its way, though it might have a smaller engine that will be paired with the xDrive.

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2018 BMW 2-Series Facelift gets all-new interior and a few exciting exterior upgrades

BMW had just launched the 2018 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio Facelift and M2 Facelift, now with subtle changes both in and outside. Seems like the 2 Series is following the footsteps of its bigger brother, the newly refreshed 4 Series.

One of the most noticeable changes would be the new bi-LED headlights, that now come standard across the range. The new headlights and clusters were designed in a hexagon-like “angel eyes” shape that replaces the rounder layout of the previous models. Customers also have an option to go for an adaptive full-LED setup for an additional cost.

The pair of kidney grilles are now larger, as well as the air intakes for a more aggressive face. Though the rear end looks untouched, BMW says that the standard taillights got a nip and tuck. To complete the new look of the 2 Series, customers get to choose from three new colours including Sunset Orange, Seaside Blue, and Mediterranean Blue. Plus there are four sets of alloy wheels that they can choose from - two sets of 17-inch wheels while the other two measure 18-inches.

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The facelifted iteration of the BMW M2 (model year 2018) has yet to be unfurled to the public, and yet we now have seen it – thanks to a purported and momentarily leak at one of its Web sites.

According to Bimmer Today, images of the new BMW M2 – now receiving a facelift – appeared on the Belgian Web site of BMW. That makes the images official, but only for a moment since BMW reacted quickly and took them down. However, Bimmer Today was faster and it was able to take grab the images and distribute them. This allowed interested parties, including fans and enthusiasts, to take a closer look at the face-lifted version of the BMW M2. If you recall, its current generation was unveiled in 2015 and was launched for the model year 2016. Moreover, from the leak, we learned that there have been no changes on the engine power output and torque.

BMW is calling the 2018 model of the M2 as a facelift, although it would take a very keen eye or a true fan to detect the cosmetic changes. You can take a closer look at the new 2018 M2 and try to spot the modifications made. If you haven’t seen them, we’ll point them out for you: some work has been done on the lighting units both on the front and the rear.

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The F80 generation of the BMW M3 will be getting its second Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) for the 2018 model year. To explain it further, Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) is BMW’s term for a mid-cycle refresh or simply a facelift. This means that we would be seeing the BMW M3 with some updates on its look when it is released for the 2018 model year.

It is fairly easy to tell which part of the 2018 BMW M3 has been updated. After all, it is the lone most obvious visual tweak implemented on the face-lifted 2018 BMW M3 LCI II. At a glance, the headlights of the 2018 BMW M3 seem familiar – this is because these lamp units are the ones found on the visually updated 2017 BMW M4 LCI. This means that the new BMW M3 now features newly designed adaptive full-LED headlights, which could cast their beam in the direction of the curve to ensure better visibility at night. The new headlight graphics and design makes use of extra LED bars that help highlight the connection between the BMW M3’s kidney grille and its light units. Apart from newly designed headlights, there are no other major visual tweaks implemented. Everything remains the same aside from the new headlights.

There are some visual tweaks implemented inside the 2018 BMW M3 LCI II. Now, the illuminated M3 logos on the seats of the driver and the front passenger now feature a fresher design. Just like on the exterior, other sections inside the cabin remain as they are. In addition, the 2018 BMW M3 LCI II won’t feature any performance updates. This means that BMW didn’t do anything for the engine and other complementary components.

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As expected, four years after the current generation of the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013 with the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the German premium carmaker is implementing a Life Cycle Impulse.

This is also known as a mid-cycle refresh. BMW gave the 3 Series an FCI in 2016, and this year it is the turn of the 4 Series.

What is good about this mid-cycle update is the fact that BMW is refreshing not only one model of the 4 Series, but all of them. BMW has revised the 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Convertible, 4 Series Gran Coupe and the M4 for the 2017 model year.

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BMW has finally revealed the 1-Series Facelift, an updated version of its well-known hatchback that will attract new customers to the brand thanks to its new design. And speaking of new design, the 2015 BMW 1-Series Facelift arrives with redesigned headlights that now come as standard with LED daytime running lights (full-LED headlights are offered as an option for the first time), a newly designed BMW kidney grille as well as larger air intakes.

At the rear, there a new taillights featuring the well-known BMW “L” shape and LED technology, rear foglamp that also works using LED technology as well as a redesigned bumper.

According to BMW, the 1-Series will be available with a choice of three non-metallic and ten metallic exterior paint finishes, with Platinum Silver Metallic and Sparking Brown metallic included as new additions. The BMW M135i in conjunction with the M Sport equipment package is available with the Estoril Blue metallic.

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It’s official folks: the BMW M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe and M6 Convertible received a facelift! Set to be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the updated M6 range arrives with new LED headlights offered as standard, the M double-bar kidney grille as well as the eye-catching front apron with large air intakes.

The rear bumper was updated too and shows a stylish integrated diffuser insert, two sets of M twin tailpipes and the well-known M6 logo on the boot lid. Inside, the vehicles get an M steering wheel wrapped in leather and featuring shift paddles for the M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and M Drive.

In addition, the interior features the M gearshift lever, an M instrument cluster, iPhone-style Central Information Display, a centre console in black panel look as well as the M-version of the Head-Up Display. The M sports seats, illuminated M door sill finishers with M6 logo and the M driver’s footrest complete the design.

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Besides the 2015 BMW M6 Facelift, the Bavarian manufacturer also unveiled the facelifted BMW 6-Series model ranve. Just like the M6, the new vehicles receive a new design for the kidney grille, while the new front and rear bumper accentuate the width of the body. In addition, the six-cylinder models feature larger tailpipe embellishers.

Furthermore, the 6-Series Facelift receives new LED headloghts as standard, while the adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant are available as an option. Also new are the Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic paintwork finishes.

As an option, BMW also offers new 20-inch light-alloy wheels in exclusive multi-spoke design. The interior offers an exclusive ambience and new high-quality surfaces, while the bi-colour leather trim is now available as an option.

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Bmw unveiled the 2014 M5 high-performance sedan and as the leaked photos showed, the new model comes with new equipment features, further extended range of BMW ConnectedDrive and a new optional Competition Package. Under the hood, there is the same 4.4-liter V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo, delivering 412 kW/560 hp and mated to the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission.

For those who want more, the Competition Package is available and it raises the total output of the engine by 11 kW to 423 kW/575 hp. Moreover, the Competition Package includes newly developed M carbon ceramic brakes that have been available as an option since March 2013.

As we said before, the new M5 comes with a new M “kidney grille” seen on the M6 and the double-spoke M light alloys. Optional Adaptive LED Headlights are also available. The tail lights were also updated with strikingly thin LED light strips that generate a high contrast. The interior shows the new M leather steering wheel but also an increase in volume of the storage compartment under the armrest in the centre console area.

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As part of an range of midlife changes to the BMW Z4 roadster, the automaker will add a new entry-level sDrive18i to the lineup. The car made its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine that delivers 154bhp and 177lb ft. This enables the six-speed manual sDrive18i to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.9sec and continue on to reach a top speed of 137mph.

The combined fuel economy can return 41.5mpg, with 159g/km in CO2 emissions. BMW also offers it with an optional eight-speed automatic. Meanwhile, the engines in the other Z4 models - sDrive20i, sDrive28i, sDrive35i and sDrive35is – will stay unchanged. The facelifted roadster gets only minor cosmetic changes. The most striking change is the revised LED headlights.

It comes with new alloy wheel options while it gets minor exterior trim detailing revisions. The other revisions include the optional Design Pure Traction styling pack, which gives the cabin some contrasting black and orange trim. In addition, the interior gets new gloss black trim for the air vent and iDrive surrounds as standard equipment.

Read the entire article 2013 NAIAS: Bmw Z4 Facelift makes its debut

Because the current Bmw Z4 (E89) was introduced four years ago, Bmw decided that it was time for a refresh. As a result, it introduced the new Z4 Facelift and announced that it will bring the car in January, at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Still, you will need some eagle eyes to see the differences between this and the outgoing model as the Bavarian manufacturer applied some subtle changes.

First of all, we have modified front and rear bumpers, but don’t expect something fancy. As expected, the front bumper features LED daytime running lights now. Moreover, the new Z4 features three new body colours available exclusively with the Design Pure Traction option, which is also new. Black and orange tones create a particularly absorbing contrast of colours in the interior. B

Bmw is also introducing a new entry-level engine: the 2.0-liter developing 156 hp (115 kW) found on the Z4 sDrive18i. This new entry-level model can also be ordered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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After yesterday’s leaked photos, the 2013 Bmw X1 Facelift became official today and ready to conquer the United States. Celebrating its premiere at the 2012 New York Auto Show, which will take place this week, the 2013 Bmw X1 will hit the U.S. dealerships with a price tag of $31,545 (including $895 Destination and Handling).

Regarding the new design, the 2013 X1 comes with newly designed headlights and a new chrome-coated accent strip now cuts across the top of the twin circular headlights. The X1 also comes with an optional xenon light package, which includes an LED accent light. The side view shows pronounced skirts, a feature of Bmw X models but also signal indicators now integrated into the newly designed exterior mirrors.

The rear view features a bumper and undertray, with the repositioned reflectors now also bordered by surfaces painted in body color. The black elements are now slimmer, while the silver-colored undertray has a more striking surface structure. The interior was also updated and features a chrome strip for the headlight switch and chrome touches for the side edging of the Control Display (for the model fitted with the navigation system), but also new air vent surrounds in gloss black.

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This is the 2013 X1 Facelift, an updated version of Bmw’s smallest crossover that will make its U.S. debut for the first time later this week at the 2012 New York Auto Show. As you can see from the photos, the 2013 Bmw X1 features a new set of headlights, a new front grille as well as a redesigned front bumper but things don’t stop here as the car features new side sills, new side mirrors.

The rear end comes with redesigned taillights and a new design for the bumper. Inside, the vehicle features a new center console, new air vents with a bit of chrome as well a new dashboard trim, accoridng to AutoForum.

In the United States, the X1 will be available with just one engine (X1 sDrive28i) with rear wheel-drive and powered by the two-liter turbocharged engine delivering 245 hp.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2013 Bmw X6 Facelift, an updated version of one of the most popular vehicles on the market. The well-known Sporty Activity Coupé received new face featuring new standard fog lights in matt finish surrounds in the upper area of the outer air inlets and three-dimensional modelling of the frame and newly designed bars. Moreover, the angle of the grille bars is flush with the bottom of the headlamp units.

The new X6 is the first vehicle in its segment to feature optional adaptive LED headlamps, which offer optimum visibility but also show a new interpretation of the brand's hallmark twin circular headlamps.

In the new BMW X6 M, adaptive LED headlights are fitted as standard. The rear lamps also come with LED technology and feature LED-fed light banks which create the brand's hallmark night design as a harmoniously glowing light mass The 2013 Bmw X6 also comes with two non-metallic and eight metallic colours, including Marrakech Brown metallic, Orion Silver metallic and Midnight Blue metallic.

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Most modifications to BMW’s facelifted 7-Series, which is expected to debut next year, will be on its performance. It’s expected to go up against the new Mercedes Benz S-Class. The exterior will receive minimal changes, including the use of new LED accents.

It will get restyled bumpers, front and back, as well as a new spoiler. These indicators will appear like an LED bar. A new LED headlight will be offered as an optional extra.

Its engine lineup will include several of the new units presented by BMW. The 740i will be powered by the twin-turbocharged engine, which could be boosted to deliver about 350 hp.

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The facelifted Bmw 3-Series Sedan and Station Wagon were up-rated by AC Schnitzer with a number of artistic and performance components, plus an impressive new front spoiler. The company based in Aachen asserts that the fresh artistic look puts an accent on dynamics and that "instead of bulky curves, straight and slender forms are used."

In addition, in reverence to Bmw's race cars, the front spoiler elements finish at the base in a sharp "bow". Considering performance and handling improvements, AC Schnitzer employs its own suspension kits to make the car quicker around cubs than the production version.

This comprises a fresh suspension spring kit, as well as the choice of either sports suspension or racing suspension tunes. For those with cash to spare, AC Schnitzer suggests availing of the extra sports antiroll bar and strut brace kit for the front and rear to further enhance handling.

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The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is serving as a witness to the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Facelift. It has already been nearly four years since Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in autumn 2015, and now the German premium carmaker is refreshing one of its beloved SUV with some revisions on its looks and better technological features.

On the exterior, the updated Mercedes-Benz GLC features chrome elements running from the front to the rear end, a heavily contoured chrome radiator grille and a front fascia with three small rectangular sections. The grille is flanked by LED (light emitting diode) High-Performance headlights as standard, as redesigned to feature a smaller, more angular appearance. Optionally available are full-LED headlamps with MULTIBEAM technology. The front end also features daytime running lights with torch shape.

The rear section of the new Mercedes GLC is marked by some updates such as completely revised bumper and exhaust tips that now features sharp-edged trapezoidal outline. In addition, the rear end of the new GLC is fitted with redesigned full LED tail lamps that are now rectangular in shape.

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More than a month ago since introducing the BMW X7 to the global public, the German premium carmaker has unveiled its flagship SUV to the North American audience at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is quite ironic since the BMW X7 is built at the carmaker’s Spartanburg manufacturing site in South Carolina.

There is quite no need to tell all the details about the new BMW X7. Nonetheless, the X7 that will soon arrive in the United States will be available in two guises, powered only by petrol engines. As what BMW has revealed, the X7 SUV will be offered either as the X7 xDrive40i or the X7 xDrive50i. The BMW X7 xDrive40i has a core in the persona of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six engine. This mill is tuned to deliver 335 hp (250 kW) of max output as well as 330 lb.-ft. (447 Nm). This power is enough for the xDrive40i to accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.8 seconds.

On the other hand, BMW is offering a more powerful version of the X7 SUV, which would be an ideal fit for customers who wanted to squeeze more performance from the flagship. The BMW X7 xDrive50i will be powered by a newly developed twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that can deliver 456 hp (340 kW) of max motive power as well as 479 lb.-ft. (649 Nm) of peak torque. This engine can send the X7 xDrive50i sprinting from nil to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, or around 0.6 seconds quicker than the X7 xDrive40i.

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