Now approaching its third birthday, BMW's 3 Series is due a facelift and this shot gives a good idea of what the surgeon has in mind.
Spotted testing in Munich, the new car has a more aggressive, M3-influenced visage.
The headlights are likely to have clear, 5 Series-style lenses while the rears will be LEDs and more like the lamps found on the 3 Series coupe.
A chrome strip surrounds the side glass, and the quality of the interior materials is likely to be upped.
The bandages will come off for all to see at the Paris Motor Show in September.