BMW 5 Series LWB for China
22nd April, 2010
World premiere of the new long-wheelbase BMW 5
Series Sedan: Developed and built exclusively for the Chinese car market, this exclusive sedan sets
new standards in aesthetics, driving pleasure and comfort in the premium business sedan segment.
Through its sporting but elegant design, the new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan is impressive
from every angle, pampering particularly the passengers at the rear with luxury class space and
innovative features also typical of the luxury class.
New straight-six power units and a wide range of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies ensure
sportiness combined with efficiency. Sophisticated suspension technology ensures sprogress both in
driving comfort and dynamic handling. The new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan is built at BMW’s
plant in Shenyang in cooperation with a large number of regional partners.
Design: sporting elegance in individual style.
The highly expressive front end, the elegantly stretched silhouette and the powerfully chiselled
rear-end give the new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan an unmistakable look. Individual design
features along the roofline and the side view of the car ensure that the long-wheelbase version
with its wheelbase up by 14 centimetres (5.5”) again offers the right balance of proportions. The
long side windows, for example, give the C-pillar a particularly slender and dynamic appearance,
sleek, flowing roofline comes out even more convincingly through the sheer length of the car. The
characteristic daytime driving lights generated by LED light rings in conjunction with the optional
xenon headlights, as well as the L-shaped rear lights with their homogeneous rows of lights, again
contribute to that special look which is characteristic of BMW.
Interior: clear orientation towards the driver at the front, luxurious grand touring comfort at the rear.
The interior of the new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan combines the driver-oriented cockpit
and the high-tech instrument cluster in Black Panel technology with a luxurious ambience, lots of
space at the rear, and exclusive model features. The new long-wheelbase sedan comes with a
high-comfort rear seat bench developed specifically for this model. Supreme comfort is ensured,
among other things, by options such as four-zone automatic air conditioning, 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.
Driving experience: superior sportiness, supreme comfort.
Benefiting from the most advanced drivetrain and suspension technology, the new model offers
significantly greater sportiness and comfort over its predecessor. The range of engines comprises
three straight-six power units developing between 150 kW and 225 kW maximum output. A unique feature
in this segment is the combination of a double wishbone front axle and the integral rear axle
tailored to each individual model. And on the top-of-the-range BMW 535Li, Dynamic Drive Control
allows an individual set-up of the car.
BMW EfficientDynamics for outstanding fuel economy and emission management.
All versions of the new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan come as standard with eight-speed
automatic transmission making an additional contribution to the car’s efficiency just like EPS
Electric Power Steering. The highlights of BMW EfficientDynamics on board the car include Brake
Energy Regeneration, on-demand control of ancillary units, and active air flap control. Fuel
consumption and CO2 are down versus the previous models by up to 18 per cent.
Innovative driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive.
BMW ConnectedDrive offers features such as BMW Night Vision able to detect individual persons, the
BMW Parking Assistant and Lane Departure Warning, that is driver assistance technologies of the highest
standard. Another option exclusive to BMW in this segment is the Head-Up Display.
Developed exclusively for China, built at BMW Plant Shenyang.
The new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan has been developed exclusively for the Chinese automobile
market. In its features and qualities, it specifically follows the requirements made of a truly
outstanding business sedan in the premium segment. Production at BMW Plant Shenyang, on the other hand,
follows the high, worldwide standards of the BMW Group in terms of quality, safety, and sustainability.
Significant investments were made for production of the new model in the expansion and modernisation of