A week later, the Beijing Auto Show will open its doors, and manufacturers are slowly beginning to declassify new items, which will premiere in the Chinese capital. One of them will be a lengthened modification of the recently updated fifth-series BMW sedan.
Longer versions of mid-range sedans are widespread in China. At the end of last year, the BMW Five with the Li prefix became the most popular business-class sedan in the local market – about 174 thousand units of the model were sold, which has now been updated following the usual European version. So far, the company has shared a couple of exterior images, judging by which the changes in appearance are identical to the standard “five” – the long-wheelbase sedan received headlights with a new pattern of running lights, slightly enlarged “nostrils” of the radiator grille and new taillights with a modified architecture of LED elements.
The elongated sedan differs from the European “five” by the wheelbase stretched by 130 mm (up to 3105 mm). The equipment includes a panoramic glass roof, atmospheric lighting, and an infotainment complex with two screens for rear row riders.
There are no details about the engine range of the elongated “five” yet, but it is known that along with gasoline turbo engines, customers will also be offered a version with a 292-horsepower hybrid installation based on a two-liter “four” and with a passport average consumption of only 1.5 liters per 100 km.
All other details about the sedan BMW will reveal at the Beijing Auto Show, which kicks off on September 26.