I have heard that the exhaust will be changing with the LCI, but we were not expecting the LCI to start production until Fall 2013. We were expecting the updated iDrive to start in April 2013 so perhaps this will be tied to the LCI.
I was originally planning to order shortly before the LCI because i prefer to have fog lights (looks like those will be going away with the LCI). I guess i will have to rethink that if the LCI is earlier because i would be missing out on the new iDrive.
BTW, good luck with the job hunt.