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      04-06-2020, 08:36 PM   #243
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well, full i7 for starter I guess, exterior doesn't look like too much changed (Which is a good thing)
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Besides the full iDrive 7.0, the other major "under the bonnet" change for the volume seller 530i will be the upgraded B48 engine as used in the G20 330i (and been used in the 630i GT since its launch). Not a big jump in peak power but a significant increase in torque. Should be an even better drive.

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A few more pics courtesy of Auto Express:

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/5-...potted-testing









Thankfully it isn't getting a botched-facelift similar to the 7er, but I have a feeling, at least based off these photos, that the 5er LCI may look similar to the Pre-LCI 7er.
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Besides the full iDrive 7.0, the other major "under the bonnet" change for the volume seller 530i will be the upgraded B48 engine as used in the G20 330i (and been used in the 630i GT since its launch). Not a big jump in peak power but a significant increase in torque. Should be an even better drive.

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Yes I can see the 530i going from 258 pounds feet of torque to 295 or thereabouts.

With that said, I have driven the G20 330i with the "Improved" B48 and to be honest it doesn't feel substantially faster or torquier compared to the B48 in my 2017 530i.

I would think there could also be a change in gear ratios on the G30 530i LCI.
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Find this update on BMWBLOG


https://www.bmwblog.com/2020/04/12/a...ries-facelift/
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That is nice! I hope that rendering is spot on. If so, I'm bid.

Spy shots above make me hopeful BMW will not mount a 7 series-style grill on the refresh.
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That is nice! I hope that rendering is spot on. If so, I'm bid.

Spy shots above make me hopeful BMW will not mount a 7 series-style grill on the refresh.
I doubt very much there is an increased grille size in store for this generation of the G30.

The 8th generation 5-Series is due around 2023 and you may see some substantial changes there. Time will tell.
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