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      04-20-2017, 10:58 AM   #1
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BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase Debuts at Auto Shanghai

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World premiere: the all-new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase.

Taking centre stage at the BMW brand’s stand at Auto Shanghai 2017 is the world premiere of the all-new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase. The new model is being built by BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. exclusively for the Chinese market at the Shenyang facility.

Its 133-millimetre-longer wheelbase imbues the business sedan’s exterior with elegantly stretched proportions which blend harmoniously into its contemporary looks. State-of-the-art powertrain and chassis technology underpin an exceptional balance between BMW’s hallmark dynamic driving ability and supreme ride comfort. The all-new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase is up to 130 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and boasts enhanced aerodynamics.

Generous kneeroom, optimised soundproofing and a host of innovative equipment features – such as the electrically adjustable comfort seats, Ambient Air package and Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof – elevate on-board comfort in the rear to an even higher level. As well as the iDrive system and a further improved voice control system, the display and control concept also encompasses a touchscreen monitor and BMW gesture control.

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      04-20-2017, 12:18 PM   #2
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That's a sweet 7 series
      04-20-2017, 12:22 PM   #3
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I want the 5 Series smaller and Sportier, not bigger.
      04-20-2017, 12:26 PM   #4
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I had to look twice there, thought it was a 7.
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Its like a cheaper 7 series lolol
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I want the 5 Series smaller and Sportier, not bigger.
You have 3er.
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That's a sweet 7 series
completely beat me to it
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This is why BMW quality is getting worse...instead of focusing on building a good robust car...they are focusing on building another 5 series 133mm longer or whatever this is...you want a longer car?? It's called the 7 series and it already exists!
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I've spent a good amount of time in the back seat of the new G30 and I tell you that is not much of an improvement in terms of space and knee room compared to the F10. I think that BMW should offer the Long Wheel Base G30 to more markets around the world, who want/need to use the back seats more without spending so much more money for a 7-Series.
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4 series gran coupe, 5 series long wheelbase. Completely unnecessary. Those cars already exist
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This is why BMW quality is getting worse...instead of focusing on building a good robust car...they are focusing on building another 5 series 133mm longer or whatever this is...you want a longer car?? It's called the 7 series and it already exists!
Because 7 cost more. In case u don't know the reality in China, cars are expensive, almost twice as in US. People buy these to carry all their family member. Bigger rear space is required. And buying 2 cars are not feasible since there is plate auction and restriction.
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BMW is a commercial company and the markets outside the core ones ( i.e: enthusiasts like us ) need to realise China is where the future profits lie and where they must compete.
I think it's fair to say BMW's DNA has become diluted, the others have caught up, several years ago the dynamic gap between MB Audi etc was large, now it is perceptible to those of us to who it matters but not to the general public. Engines especially, there are still some outstanding units but the advantage BMW had from M power units to 2L diesels has eroded.
We must hope they put enough resources into maintaining the brand which they built into the drivers car of choice.....
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Cant wait for the M3 LONG WHEEL BASE

this is great news, cannot wait for the M3 long wheel base that is coming out next
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Why wouldn't you just get a 7? Weird
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That's a sweet 7 series
Beat me to that one. Well played!!
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This is why BMW quality is getting worse...instead of focusing on building a good robust car...they are focusing on building another 5 series 133mm longer or whatever this is...you want a longer car?? It's called the 7 series and it already exists!
you literally know nothing about cars please stop embarrasing yourself
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Why wouldn't you just get a 7? Weird
because in china not everyone can afford a 7. so the other option is a 5 but with a long wheel base. they love LWB there.. its a must in that country.
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This is why BMW quality is getting worse...instead of focusing on building a good robust car...they are focusing on building another 5 series 133mm longer or whatever this is...you want a longer car?? It's called the 7 series and it already exists!
you literally know nothing about cars please stop embarrasing yourself
Well look at this then. I'm an engineer who first started at Honda USA...went back to school, earned an MBA and took a position with Tesla and now I'm working in the composites division of the company who builds the new Ford GT for Ford...so I get the feeling I know a bit about cars...clearly not as much as you though.
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This is why BMW quality is getting worse...instead of focusing on building a good robust car...they are focusing on building another 5 series 133mm longer or whatever this is...you want a longer car?? It's called the 7 series and it already exists!
you literally know nothing about cars please stop embarrasing yourself
Well look at this then. I'm an engineer who first started at Honda USA...went back to school, earned an MBA and took a position with Tesla and now I'm working in the composites division of the company who builds the new Ford GT for Ford...so I get the feeling I know a bit about cars...clearly not as much as you though.
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Why wouldn't you just get a 7? Weird
because in china not everyone can afford a 7. so the other option is a 5 but with a long wheel base. they love LWB there.. its a must in that country.
not everyone can afford a 7 anywhere in the world so they make do with either a smaller car or a different brand....

Still Bmw knows it's markets and is aiming to please. I just feel there's some brand dilution what with 2 , 3 and 5 gt s. Apart from being ugly as hell there's just no need for them...
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