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Interesting news on the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Touring

5-series, Featured Posts | June 11th, 2010 by 8
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Our sister-magazine BimmerToday and its own Managing Editor, Benny, participated at the official launch of the new BMW 5 Series Touring. Along with some exclusive …

Our sister-magazine BimmerToday and its own Managing Editor, Benny, participated at the official launch of the new BMW 5 Series Touring. Along with some exclusive photos, we are bringing some behind the scene news around the 2011 5 Series Sedan and Touring.

The sales of the new 5er Sedan have been nothing but excellent for BMW. Since its launch in Germany on March 18, BMW sold over 13,000 units and new customers anticipate delays up to three months, despite the Dingolfing plant working at full load.

Also, BMW confirmed that the 5 Series full hybrid will come to market in 2011. This fall, BMW will also launch the 535d, a twin-turbo diesel developing 300 horsepower.

The M-Sport package for the 5 Series will make its debut at the same time with the Touring model. The package includes the new 5 Series aerodynamic components for front, rear and side design. Inside, the usual M-Sport steering wheel, sport seats, special door sills and foot rests.

Interesting news on the 2011 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Touring

In addition, the BMW 5 Series with M-Sport package offers also a sportier suspension, larger wheel and wider tires.

Another exciting model in the 5 Series line-up is the 520d sedan model that offers a standard fuel consumption of 4.9 liters per 100 km, approximately 48 mpg. Power is still there and its 184 ponies still offer the sportiness needed.

At the top of the engine range in the Touring family will be a 407 horsepower BMW 550i. It will come to the market next year, but due to the less popular V8 engines in Europe, they will be sold in low volume.

Along with the sedan model, the new 5 Series Touring also passed with flying colors the EURO NCAP crash test and received the highest rating of five stars.

[Source: BimmerToday ]

  • DP

    finally, m looks of 5 series

  • etuoyo

    When is the M Sport version being released? Article does not seem to say.

  • Babken

    13000 units sold from March 2010? Are you kidding? Mercedes-Benz sells 17000 E-Class sedans every month.

    • Rares

      You might be right, they are mostly used as cabs in Europe ;)

    • bob

      Relax. BMW will sell ~20K/mo. when the F10 program is fully ramped up. Until then, look at the sales histories of the E39 & E60 prgrams.

    • dewd

      “Since its launch in _Germany_ on March 18, BMW sold over 13,000 units”. That’s one single country, I’m guessing your figures for the E-class are worldwide sales?

      • bob

        You are correct. DE is back to being BMW’s #1 market; for a while NA was. Generally-speaking, a fair estimate would be that DE + NA = 50% AG’s total sales, with DE being slightly above 25% and NA slightly below 25%.

        That doesn’t necessarily mean that each market will *take* 25% of total 5 Series sales, however. But, it’s been my observations that, for high volume products like the 3 Series & 5 Series, the two biggest markets, DE & NA, should take at least 20%.

  • jocamryn

    when will BMWUSA start selling these in the US????!!!!!

    “Another exciting model in the 5 Series line-up is the 520d “

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