Leaked images of the upcoming 5 Series facelift have found their way onto the internet. BMW Blog reports, the two leaked images of what looks to be press images of the (G20) 5 Series M Sport – given its crisp white background – offers a clear look of the aesthetic updates of the facelifted model, initially slated for a late-2020 debut.
The dark blue car features an updated front fascia, which now features visibly slimmer headlights and grille combo, much like the BMW (G12) 7 Series. The facelift model, or Life Cycle Impulse in BMW speak, also features an aggressive front bumper with three distinct sections, and rounded edges on the bottom edge. This seems to be more akin to the (G20) 3 Series M Sport variants.
The flanks feature a sporty silhouette, highlighted by large multispoke rims with a two-tone finish. Other details such as the blacked-out front bumper trim and air vents or air breathers as BMW calls it, just after the front wheels, is a further indicator that the pictured vehicle might be equipped with the BMW Shadowline trim package.
A charging outlet cap along the side and the 530e moniker emblazoned on the boot confirm that this is the Plug-In hybrid (PHEV) variant of the 5 Series. It is also rumoured that a 400 hp high-performance hybrid, dubbed the 545e is also in the works.
Round the back, the changes are more subtle, with the focal point being the slimmer taillight with a distinctive and bolder light signature than the outgoing model. The apron on the lower regions of the bumper also appears to be updated; now featuring more detail with two vertical strakes in the central regions of the bumper – unlike the pre-facelift model.