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.
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.