The last production month of the standard wheelbase BMW 5 Series (G30) currently on sale in China is June 2023, and the model will no longer be produced after June, meaning the car will be officially discontinued, BMW passenger reported.
The standard axis BMW 5-Series on sale in China is not domestically made, but is imported into the domestic market. The car is made in the Dingerfen factory of BMW Group in Germany or Magnastair Automotive Technology Co., Ltd in Austria, that is to say, the news of the suspension of production is not limited to the domestic market, but will also be suspended in overseas markets at that time. At the same time, due to the dwindling supply of the car, users who want to buy the standard axle 5 series may not be able to make flexible customization (before leaving the factory). They can only choose the existing car from the dealer or the car on the way.
It should be noted that the discontinued model only involves the standard shaft 5 series, the long wheelbase 5 series (G38) sold in China will not be affected and will continue to be produced by brilliance BMW Shenyang Dadong factory.
At present, there are four models available in the domestic market, namely, 525i M sports suit, 530i M sports set, 530i fashion M sports set and 540i fashion M sports suit, with a price range of 433900 yuan to 619900 yuan. Among them, the 540i version was discontinued in February this year. This version is the only BMW 5-series model with 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged engine in the domestic market, with the maximum power 250kW. Peak torque 450Nm, transmission part matches 8-speed automatic transmission, official acceleration of 0-100km / h takes only 5.1 seconds. In addition, it is reported that although BMW 540i is not available in the domestic market, overseas markets will continue to produce the model, so domestic consumers can still buy the model in February, but considering that the vehicle is manufactured and shipped from overseas to the domestic market, it will take more time to wait, at the same time Due to the problem of car source, it is also unable to customize the equipment very flexibly. According to the latest media reports, as this generation of standard wheelbase BMW 5-Series is about to stop production, there will be a certain discount on the sales side.
The new generation of BMW 5-Series (axle code G60, long-axis version G68) made its global debut on May 24, with the debut of the eighth-generation BMW 5-Series. As a replacement, the new car is renovated inside and outside, offering fuel version and plug-in hybrid models, and launching the pure electric version of the BMW i5 (G60 BEV) for the first time. According to the plan, the new car will be launched worldwide in October. After the launch, the new BMW 5-Series Standard Shaft G60 version will replace the current Standard Shaft 5-Series (G30). The car will be put into production at the BMW Group's Dingerfen factory in Germany, but it is not clear when the car will be introduced to the domestic market. According to previous reports, brilliance BMW Shenyang will continue to produce a new generation of BMW 5-Series long wheelbase version (G68), which may be put into production in January 2024.
The BMW 5-Series was first unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1972 and has now reached the seventh generation of models, with a total production of more than 10 million vehicles worldwide so far. The current standard axle 5 was released in 2016 and will be modified in mid-2020, which is the only two-wheelbase model BMW offers in the domestic market except the BMW 3-Series.
Currently on sale is the seventh-generation BMW 5-Series, which went on sale in 2018. The car is based on the CLAR platform and ushered in a mid-term revision two years later. As a medium-term modified model, the design of the car is more youthful and sporty, while the power is still equipped with a 2.0T turbocharged engine. The plug-in hybrid model is based on 2.0T engine to join the plug-in hybrid system. At present, the price range of the car is 436500-562500 yuan.
From 2016 to 2021, the BMW 5-Series sold 143200 vehicles, 121000 vehicles, 133100 vehicles, 135900 vehicles, 134500 vehicles and 149,200 vehicles, respectively, according to the Wholesale passenger car sales data of the Federation of passengers. In the past 2022, the BMW 5-Series sold 171100 vehicles in the whole year, making it the best-performing model among the BBA products.
The latest model to be unveiled in May is the eighth generation of the brilliance BMW 5-Series, which will continue to compete with Mercedes-Benz E-Class (44.82-664000 yuan), Audi A6L (42.79-656800 yuan) and Cadillac CT6 (399700-489700 yuan).
The latest retail data show that the cumulative sales of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6L from January to April 2023 are 41500, 46600 and 51100 respectively.
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