The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also feature new LED tail lights. The lack of any camouflage on the rear lights could possibly signal that there will be no changes to the tail lights, however.
]: While the exterior changes will be minor, significant changes will take place under the hood and with the model's nomenclature. According to our latest info
, the 335i will become the 340i with the LCI refresh while having its N55 engine replaced by the B58
engine. The 328i will become the 330i and have its N20 engine replaced by the B48
]: More photos of the F30 and F31 LCI facelift prototypes added.
Our most recent info
shows the F30 LCI beginning production in July of 2015.