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BMW 5 Series Wagon might return to the U.S. market

5-series | August 18th, 2011 by 21
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According to Autoblog quoting BMWNA officials, the new BMW 5 Series wagon may return to United States. Final decision has yet to be made, but …

According to Autoblog quoting BMWNA officials, the new BMW 5 Series wagon may return to United States. Final decision has yet to be made, but the slow sales of the 5 Series Gran Turismo may speed up the return of the sports wagon.

BMW claims that sales of the 5 Series GT have managed to outsell the previous 5 Series Wagon, in our opinion most likely due to the newer design language and higher premium interior.

The F11 BMW 5 Series Touring made its debut last year and it has become a successful model for BMW in Europe. The car is manufactured at the Leipzig plant and entered the market to compete with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon and Audi A6 Avant.

BMW 5 Series Wagon might return to the U.S. market

The design of the new BMW 5 Series Touring is characterized by dynamic and powerful looks. With its long bonnet, short overhangs and a steeply inclined roofline, the new BMW 5 Series Touring is one of the most beautiful Tourings ever to come out of BMW’s production lines and U.S. customers may finally warm up to the elegant and practical 5er Touring.

[Source: Autoblog ]

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  • Ich

    Series 5 is built in Dingolfing – according to the web page of the plant dingolfing

  • Anonymous

    Would be a welcome addition.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    just please drop the  awd setup. The reason the E60 was a slow seller is the only wagon available as the iX with AWD.  I do not want/need AWD in my wagon. I have had an E34 and currently an E39 and was looking forward to the F11 wagon.
    I would not even consider the E60 due to the weird design by bungle.  This is a great news indeed and if BMW could drop a 4 cylinder diesel into the wagon that would be even more desirable.
    But I know thats a dream only, but would love to see a 535DT with the 299HP 6 cyl diesel engine and RWD.
    I might even scrape the spare change from under the sofa for that car :-)

    • Rolf

      personally i would prefer AWD, X-drive works well in snow while maintaining good handling on asphalt. I would consider RWD but you know…dont like being stuck in the snow

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599683606 Barry Bocaner

    Yay!

  • Babken

    It’s nice to see how bmw is trembling with fear knowing when the new A6 fully enters the market it will kick the 5 series gayish ass, so they decided to bring the 5 series fat ass wagon to the USA as well. But it won’t help them because the A6 will easily grab the No1 best-seller title in its segment. BRAVO, AUDI.

    • T.

      Who is the Dumbass? Audi has followed BMW’s lead and pulled the A6 Avant from the US because the market for Premium Euro-wagons is all but dead. 
      Audi like BMW realised that customers were ignoring their wagons for the respective SUV’s/SAV’s, the same happened with Volvo and it is heard that the E-Klasse T-modell is suffering the same fate currently due to outgoing heavy discounted ML-Klasse models ahead of the new ML which will make things more dire for the T-Modell. 

      BMW are not the only manufactuer who have customers that prefer the solidity , flexibility and all-weather security of an SAV over a Wagon.

      Do not expect the F11 back on US Shores.  BMW are not going to reverse a decision to spend millions federalizing it so it can still sell in small handfulls as before.  Maybe the next generation.

      As for the GT despite selling under three-thousand units in the USA I am sure that these customers bought the car for the personal attributes the GT delivers that no other car in it’s class can?
      I would think these customers would be very happy with their choice , as it is a unique car and to full appreciate the benefits of the GT – you have to take your seat and experience why the GT is in a class of it’s own.

    • T.

      Who is the Dumbass? Audi has followed BMW’s lead and pulled the A6 Avant from the US because the market for Premium Euro-wagons is all but dead. 
      Audi like BMW realised that customers were ignoring their wagons for the respective SUV’s/SAV’s, the same happened with Volvo and it is heard that the E-Klasse T-modell is suffering the same fate currently due to outgoing heavy discounted ML-Klasse models ahead of the new ML which will make things more dire for the T-Modell. 

      BMW are not the only manufactuer who have customers that prefer the solidity , flexibility and all-weather security of an SAV over a Wagon.

      Do not expect the F11 back on US Shores.  BMW are not going to reverse a decision to spend millions federalizing it so it can still sell in small handfulls as before.  Maybe the next generation.

      As for the GT despite selling under three-thousand units in the USA I am sure that these customers bought the car for the personal attributes the GT delivers that no other car in it’s class can?
      I would think these customers would be very happy with their choice , as it is a unique car and to full appreciate the benefits of the GT – you have to take your seat and experience why the GT is in a class of it’s own.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

        A class of its own ? sure, none are as ugly as that thing.  Every time I see one – not too often – I wonder, how a designer who did the F11 wagon can create such ugliness ?
        The F11 wagon is very well proportioned while the 5GT is grotesk with the large back hatch. Looks like a vehicle that’s biggest then the sedan yet not much more practical.
        Decision like the 5GT are the ones that hurts BMW image.  A wagon is the best choice, I will keep repeating the reason the E60 was slow seller is the AWD and the price tag with it.
        Hardly anybody needs AWD at all, but many don’t want the added cost, issues and handling that comes with that.
        I have had E34 wagons and still has an E39 and I would have bought an E60 had it not been AWD.

        Audi’s wagons are not practical and also AWD. MB also followed the BMW’s bad decision and their car was AWD as well. The wagons are usually sold with 1 engine only and with limited options. This hurts the sale as well.

        anyway I will always drive wagons, and I hope to drive a BMW.

        • Babken

          Hope to drive an Audi A6 instead of that gayish fat-ass truck called F10 5 series.

        • LexusLVR

          Wait wait wait. How is an Audi A6 “not practical”? You gonna tell me that a BMW 5er Touring is “practical” because it’s a BMW and RWD?

      • D.

        Why does it cost so much to federalize a vehicle?  I don’t mean a new model, rather a model like a 3 or 5 Touring that’s largely based on the coupe/sedan versions.  Just a question as I’m simply curious

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mark6612 Mark Chen

    Make this decision.. the GT is just ugly from its name and looks

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  • VT_Hokies

    All 5-series (apart from cars for China) are built in Plant Dingofing, not Leipzig.

    • Babken

      It doesn’t help the 5 series since the new A6 anyway easily kicks its fat ass badly.

  • wanta5wagon

    i would buy one tomorrow if i could.  the GT is ugly and impractical.

    • Scott

      This has me thinking I need to visit the Audi store again eh?

  • BMW

    5 series wagon w/Diesel & AWD – I’ll buy it in a heartbeat!

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