Stretched BMW 5 Series with ‘theatre screen’ unveiled in China
The long wheelbase BMW 5 Series has been revealed in China, and in addition to dollops of extra rear seat leg room, the LWB model gains a number of exclusive features.
Like earlier generations of the 5 Series LWB, the China-market model isn’t a huge design departure from the short wheelbase variant available in the rest of the world. If anything, the LWB model seems — at least to this writer — better proportioned thanks to rear doors which no longer look too small.
There are a small number of stylistic flourishes exclusive to the China-only LWB model, chief amongst these is the larger Hoffmeister kink trim piece in the C-pillar, which now includes an illuminated ‘5’ logo.
In the petrol-powered 5 Series models, this logo glows white, but in i5 variants it’s blue and pulses gently when the car is being charged.
If you like bronze, BMW is happy to oblige with both exterior and interior trim pieces, as well as alloy wheel highlights.
For interior, the LWB is available with the Theatre Screen setup borrowed from the range-topping 7 Series. This system has a 31.3-in