The BMW 5 Series facelift that we saw in May this year, is getting a long wheelbase variant for the Chinese market. It’ll make its debut in the country at the Auto China 2020 (26 September to 5 October 2020) in Beijing.
The wheelbase has been stretched by 130 mm to 3,105 mm, which will mainly benefit the rear seat passengers. BMW is also throwing in a few options such as the Sky Lounge panoramic glass roof, rear-seat entertainment system with two tilt-adjustable touch screens, and ambient lighting with a choice of 11 light designs. Also in the options list is a market-exclusive comfort rear seat with ergonomic upholstery and headrests.
With around 174,000 units sold in 2019 alone, the 5 Series is the most successful business sedan in China. A 292 hp (215 kW) plug-in hybrid model 535Le is also available in the Chinese market.