Volkswagen Creating BMW 5 Series Rival

Rumors | December 14th, 2014 by 20
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According to some sources, Volkswagen is planning a BMW 5 Series rivaling model. Spaced in the middle between the Passat and Phaeton, the new model …

According to some sources, Volkswagen is planning a BMW 5 Series rivaling model. Spaced in the middle between the Passat and Phaeton, the new model would feature a completely new and premium design.

According to Auto Bild, a brand new model would feature a shooting brake or wagon as well. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as we’re seeing the Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake models reaping great benefits in the car market today. Whether Volkswagen entertains the same design idea, still remains to be seen.

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Volkswagen’s 5 Series fighter could become a serious competitor to BMW in terms of both quality and customer satisfaction. Even though the Passat is the most coveted model from their range, fully capable of standing up to BMW in every aspect, the new model slated to be introduced, would be an even larger vehicle and thus an even bigger threat to BMW.

The new model would be designed for the North American and emerging markets, like China.

To many, a BMW 5 Series competitor from Volkswagen doesn’t come as a surprise. In the last few years, we have seen companies like KIA and Hyundai producing luxury sedans that value space, interior design and overall appeal, in the same manner as the 5 Series does. Pricing wise, this model would be competing with the BMW 3 Series, according to rumors. This would set the pricing around 30 000 euros for the basic models and push it toward 45 000 euros fully loaded.

20 responses to “Volkswagen Creating BMW 5 Series Rival”

  1. daBonzo says:

    Good try VW . But, unfortunately, you have no chance against a cult car .

  2. Kjetil B says:

    Sounds more like an Audi A6 rival…

    • Vanja Kljaic says:

      If you consider it, not really. It would be a cheaper A6 in a way, but it would be the most cost efficient solution for competing with the 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class for example, ever so more when you consider the pricing for it.

      • Red says:

        Agreed, the price will probably attract some buyers who don’t really want to pay as much as you would for a 5 Series, E Class or an A6. What i’d like to know is, if it will launch in Europe, what will the price be? The market is certainly there, with the Passat needing a bit more room and the Phaeton being to expensive, I just hope they wont make the same mistake Hyundai made with the Genesis. The Genesis is an interesting car, 3.8L V6, 311hp, around the size of the 5 series – price starting at 38k$. The same car, if you’re buying it in Germany, starts at 65k€ or around 82k$.

        • Vanja Kljaic says:

          In a way, this wouldn’t be the most expensive Volkswagen model offered, so in a way pricing would be in the range that it competes with a BMW 3 Series then. Would be fun to watch the price battle between the german manufacturers with this entirely.

  3. Tom says:

    Remind me, how did the Phaeton do?

  4. Tom says:

    Remind me, how did the Phaeton do?

  5. gdgdfgfgfg says:

    LOL more like a A6 rival. it has no chance against a 5 series

  6. gdgdfgfgfg says:

    LOL more like a A6 rival. it has no chance against a 5 series

  7. Mike Moeller says:

    Rwd VW! Just take the leap!

  8. Yal100 says:

    This won’t compete with 5 series, this is to cut the financial legs from the 5 series and E Class. Some buyers just want German. This will be the cheapest of the three. Make it RWD and they’ll be emergency board meetings in Bavaria and Stuttgart about it :)

    • Vanja Kljaic says:

      To be fair, the new Volkswagen Passat looks damn good! I can only imagine, as you’ve said, what would happen if a viable competitor to those models would be introduced in some way.

  9. Don Jovi says:

    This thing will sell like crazy especially if they make styling more of a scaled down panamera vs. a scaled up passat

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