BMW reveals the 2013 Z4 LCI

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.

BMW gives the 7 Series a mid-life LCI boost

“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.

New Renault Twingo breaks cover

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.

Official details of Mercedes’ 2011 C63 AMG

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.

BMW announce a facelifted (LCI) 2011 1-Series Coupe and Convertible

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.