Last month, BMW unveiled their latest addition to the 5 Series family: 5 Long Wheelbase. Joining the recently unveiled 5 Series Sedan, the new 5 Series LWB, short for long wheelbase was built for the Chinese market by the BMW Plant in Shenyang.
Compared to the “regular sedan”, the 5 Series Long Wheelbase has been extended by 14 centimeters or 5.5 inches. 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.
The range of engines comprises three straight-six power units developing between 150 kW/204 hp and 225 kW/306 hp 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.
Since some of you were interested in the full details about this new 5er, we decided to dig out all the technical specs.