The Chinese market will get next months an increased wheelbase version of the new BMW 5 Series. The sedan will increase in length by about 12 centimeters. The Bavarian manufacturer will soon unveil the LWB (Long Wheel Base) version of the sedan, most likely within the Motor Show in Beijing, to meet Chinese customers, big amateurs of these versions.
The enlargement surgery of the wheelbase will add 12 inches inside the new 5-Series. Increased passenger comfort will default to an increase in overall size. In these conditions, length of the new 5-Series LWB will total 5.04 m, a value very close to that of his older brother 7 Series, which measures 5.07 meters.
The decision to create an increased wheelbase variant could decrease the sales of the 7-Series, this is why BMW will sell the LWB version only on the Chinese market, which otherwise where would be produced. Currently, in the market in China activates increased wheelbase versions of popular models such as Audi A4 and A6, Volvo S80 and Mercedes E-Klasse.