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China-only model launched

This is the long wheelbase BMW 5-series, a Chinese only model.

The car will be built exclusively in China, at BMW's Shenyang plant, and only sold in the Chinese market.

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It gets an additional 13.75cm of rear legroom for the rear passengers, and has a tailored rear axle to cope with the extra length. The rear seat design is also altered.

It's available with three engines, ranging in power from 204-306bhp.

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disco.stu 7 April 2010

Re: BMW's long wheelbase 5-series

I'm here all week. Try the veal, and don't forget to tip your waitress...

John McToon 6 April 2010

Re: BMW's long wheelbase 5-series

disco.stu wrote:
RPF wrote:
panders to that market beautifully
So is a LWB 5-series for China a 'Giant Pander'?

Sublime. Quite superb. I laughed out loud at that. You hit my level there. Wonderful.

disco.stu 6 April 2010

Re: BMW's long wheelbase 5-series

RPF wrote:
panders to that market beautifully
So is a LWB 5-series for China a 'Giant Pander'?