April is going to be quite a busy month for China, as it will host the most important local auto show of the year, taking place in Shanghai.
There are lots of auto manufacturers that will present their models which will be built locally, and BMW is taking first place with the upcoming 5-Series L model, recently showcased in the first leaked images.
As you probably know, the all-new BMW 5-Series L will be exclusively built in China and sold on other Asian markets under the BMW-Brilliance Auto joint venture.
There are still little details about the long-wheelbase models, except for a few concerning the engine lineup and the estimate prices.
Compared to its European sibling, the China-only 5-Series L will be longer with around 13 cm, providing thus increase space inside for the rear passengers. It will also make room for three different engines.
Speaking about performance, the BMW 5-Series L will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 224 horsepower in the 525 Li, while the 530 Li will get the same 2.0-liter but with an increased 252 horsepower. Finally, the 540 Li will be fitted with a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine with 340 horsepower.
As for prices, the 525 Li is said to cost 450,000 YUAN or $65,545, while the latter two variants will be priced from at least 750,000 YUAN, the equivalent of $109,241. Full details will be revealed at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, in April, meanwhile take a look at the first leaked images with the 5-Series L in China!