BMW has introduced a raft of improvements to its 2014 model year cars, spearheaded by the new F10 5 Series, which also received its…
We’ve reached that point already in the current Z4’s life cycle for a gentle nip-and-tuck – what BMW refers to internally as the Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) stage (or facelift). But apart from the new paint colours you’ll struggle to spot the difference.
May 2007 and the Audi R8 was a month away from its UK launch. I sneaked a peak of the first right-hand drive UK car and signed an order within the hour. Then the doubts started to set in.
“LCI” or Life Cycle Impulse is BMW’s terminology for a mid-life facelift and with the 7 Series now half-way through its 7-year lifespan BMW engineers have been hard at work sprucing, fettling and updating their flagship model.
BMW’s X6 has received its first significant update since its launch in June 2008, although most of the external changes are subtle enough to go unnoticed by most enthusiasts. The most notable change is the addition of the new X6 M50d M Performance model which fits in under the X6 M at the top of the model range.
Renault’s new 2012 Twingo broke cover this evening prior to its scheduled appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It’s more evolution than revolution, but Renault have certainly tidied up the styling of its entry-level model as it adopts several of the latest styling features introduced by Renault’s head of design, Laurens van der Acker.
We brought you news and pictures of Mercedes’ new 2011 C63 AMG last week, after a minor slip at Mercedes HQ let the news out a little early. What we didn’t have at that time were the prices and technical details of Mercedes’ most-compact ‘bahnstormer.
This morning Mercedes-Benz released driving shots of the new C 63 AMG for 2011, which takes on board the changes made to the C Class announced last month.
As is the convention with BMW models as they near the end of their lifespan they receive a facelift, referred to by the catchy acronym LCI which of course stands for Life Cycle Impulse. Well you knew that didn’t you?
We’ve already seen many of these facelift changes close-up in the 1 Series M Coupe that we reviewed last week, so can speak with some insight on what stands out the most.
Porsche have released a video of their new Gen2 version of the GT3RS prior to its official launch at the Frankfurt Show in September.