Published on April 23rd, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW 5-Series extra long version only for China
Manufactured by the BMW Brilliance joint venture at the Shenyang factory in China, the 5 Series LWB will go on sale locally in June and is going to be just one of the 14 new BMWs heading to the People’s Republic in 2017.
The 5 Series Long Wheelbase is positioned between the regular version of the midsize executive sedan and the fullsize range topper.
Yet again, the LWB model will remain a China-only model and in this latest iteration it’s going to be elongated by 133 millimeters (5.2 inches) compared to the standard sedan. As you can imagine, all the stretch will be going into the wheelbase (now measuring 3,108 mm/122.3 inches) to free up more legroom for passengers sitting in the back.
For those willing to pay more, the standard trim is going to be joined from day one by the upper-spec Luxury Line and M Sport versions bringing a few extra bells and whistles. A thrifty plug-in hybrid version will be available as well.