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Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Chinese Connection: 2011 BMW 5-Series Long Wheelbase Sedan

2011 BMW 5 Series LWB China 010 300x162 The Chinese Connection:  2011 BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase Sedan

Chinese consumers like their saloons with extra long wheelbases. Abiding by the logic that the client is always right, BMW placed the new 5-Series sedan on the procrustean bed and stretched its wheelbase up by 140mm or 5.5-inches. The car now measures 5,039mm or 198-in. in length with a wheelbase of 3,108mm or 122.4-in

Developed exclusively for the Chinese market, the 5-Series LWB model is built at BMW’s plant in Shenyang in cooperation with a large number of regional partners.

To justify its limo-like character, BMW came up with what it calls “a high-comfort rear seat bench” that was developed specifically for this model.

Chinese buyers that intend to spend of not all, most of their time at the back seat can opt for an array of goodies including four-zone automatic a/c, rear-seat entertainment, a cooling box as well as electrically adjustable sunblinds on the rear side windows and a folding table integrated in the backrest of the front passenger’s seat.

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