BMW 5 Series facelift to be revealed in March



*EDIT: Now with spy pics


BMW's global strong seller, the 5 Series is all set for some minor, mid-life revisions. To be unveiled at either Geneva or the New York Motor Show, the 5 Series is to get external and internal changes in a bid to enhance the car's appeal.

On the outside, the changes are expected to be centred around the front-end, with a revised, wider and flatter kidney grille, a new front air-dam, ala the 3 Series with a chrome strip running through the centre of the air-dam. The headlamps and tail lamps are also expected to get minor tweaks.

On the inside, the 5 Series will get a new multi-function instrument display as well as trim changes to enhance the car's premium feel.

Motors are likely to remain unchanged, with a range of four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines on offer as well as a hybrid motor and the 4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 for international markets.

The facelifted 5 Series is expected to hit Indian shores around August-September 2013 and will continue to be assembled at its plant outside Chennai. Engine lineup for India will mostly remain unchanged while there may be a marginal hike in the prices.