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      07-20-2021, 10:57 AM   #1
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LCI G20 3 series facelift leaked [updated with spy pics]

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Latest G20 info - from Future Models Thread:
  • In production until 10/25 (G20) and 06/26 (G21)
  • LCI 07/22. Worldwide 318i, 320i, 320ix, 330i, 330ix, M340i (G20 only), M340ix, 320e, 330e, 330ex, 316d, 318d, 320d, 320dx, 330d, 330dx, M340dx, Alpina B3, Alpina D3S; US (G20 only) 330i, 330ix, M340i, M340ix, 330e, 330ex. Will get the new interface package. No engine changes with the exception of Alpina B3 tune to 490hp.
  • No fully electric models
  • 03/24: likely date for engine refresh (possibly US specific)


Updated 2/10/22 with most revealing photos yet. M Performance Package / Model.

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Updated with Nurburgring video:






Updated with latest spy pics:

BMW G20 M340i LCI Spied






Saw this today….
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      07-20-2021, 11:10 AM   #2
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      07-20-2021, 11:15 AM   #3
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On the bright side, it didn’t get the buck-teeth grill.
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I'm surprised for once that they've actually reduced the number of lines and creases. That being said, I don't see an improvement. I actually liked the notched headlights. What really is interesting to me is the middle of the grill seems to have a cut out, possibly for the adaptive cruise radar?
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That looks terrible! It's like they fitted an Audi grill underneath the BMW kidney grill LOL
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I think the normal "not notched" headlight is good idea.
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That looks like the new M2 headlights above the 3's, in the second to last picture. It has the black surround that matches the shape of the leaked M2 bumper. Everything else looks to be a downgrade for the G20.
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That looks like the new M2 headlights above the 3's, in the second to last picture. It has the black surround that matches the shape of the leaked M2 bumper.
Interesting… too hard to tell for me if the outline of both match exactly, they do look a tad different in shape/direction.
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Interesting… too hard to tell for me if the outline of both match exactly, they do look a tad different in shape/direction.
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1840587

That bottom picture looks close to the shape of the headlights, flat bottom and slight curve towards the outer edge. Hopefully I'm wrong because I don't like what I'm seeing in either case
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That looks like the new M2 headlights above the 3's, in the second to last picture. It has the black surround that matches the shape of the leaked M2 bumper. Everything else looks to be a downgrade for the G20.
I believe that's either audi A3 or A6 LOL
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On the bright side, it didn’t get the buck-teeth grill.
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Yikes.. I actually like how the new 2 series looks but I really feel like they went backwards with this one.
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I like pre-LCI G20 frontend better than photos in post#1.
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Quote:
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That looks like the new M2 headlights above the 3's, in the second to last picture. It has the black surround that matches the shape of the leaked M2 bumper.
Interesting… too hard to tell for me if the outline of both match exactly, they do look a tad different in shape/direction.
The Orange at the edge of the light makes me think it's not BMW.
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100% positive this is not the LCI and an Asian company testing new frontend and headlights.

Development photos arent usually taken in a shop or on the kitchen floor lol.
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100% positive this is not the LCI and an Asian company testing new frontend and headlights.

Development photos arent usually taken in a shop or on the kitchen floor lol.
I started to write that I agree with you. That his doesn't follow any of BMW's recent design strategies, especially reducing the body color portion of the bumper between the grille and lower intakes to just a couple of CM. Then I remembered what some LCI X3 renderings looked like. (https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/05/12/2...ift-rendering/) This is awfully similar.

I disliked the notch in the headlights on the G20, but now that I see this spy shot, that area looks too bare and generic. Funny how our eyes adjust with time.
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The non-BMW-tification of BMW continues: KIA grille. Or some interesting Chinese West Coast Customs job. Pick one.
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The Orange at the edge of the light makes me think it's not BMW.
That "orange at the edge" looks like a separate part behind the headlight, not in the headlight itself.
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100% positive this is not the LCI and an Asian company testing new frontend and headlights.

Development photos arent usually taken in a shop or on the kitchen floor lol.
You still 100% there chief?
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No more slits in the headlights? The 2020's just getting more valuable by the day
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