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5,555,555th BMW 5 Series Production Milestone Reached

 5,555,555th BMW 5 Series Production Milestone Reached
5,555,555th BMW 5-Series for Bavarian National Park

BMW marked a milestone by building the 5,555,555th 5 Series car since the series launch in 1972. The particular 525d xDrive Touring in question will be donated to the Bavarian Forest National Park, the oldest such reserve in Germany. The 24,000-acre nature reserve was created in 1970 as a haven for nature. It hosts about 800,000 visitors per year and boasts such attractions as wild animal enclosures and more than 300km of hiking trails.

The car will be suited to its new home since it features BMW's xDrive all-wheel technology, power output of 145kW (197hp) and an average fuel consumption figure of 6.9 litres per 100km. C02 emissions are quite green at 184g/km. An all-new 5 Series, spied numerous times including here, here and here, is scheduled for launch some time in 2010.

 

Published Nov 18, 2009 6:00 pm By Thami Masemola
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Comments (18)

 pjones14 pjones14
New 5 series will be in UK autocar on monday - and its fittt! no camo :)
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November 20, 2009 2:36 pm
 alessandro alessandro
Lol! Nissan is in place here indeed! ...and for Bangle-banners: current one is most beautiful 5-er ever made.
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November 19, 2009 6:04 pm
 asifmax asifmax
To EDavis: that comment was hilarious! thanks for that!
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November 19, 2009 11:25 am
 MadeInGermany MadeInGermany
BMW produced 5 series cars more than audi's hole LifeTime production cars together
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November 19, 2009 5:19 am
 Xenicide Xenicide
That's a lot of 5's
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November 19, 2009 3:07 am
 joelynn joelynn
the oldest nature reserve in germany only dates back to 1970? seems unlikely
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November 19, 2009 1:00 am
 EDavis EDavis
"The 24,000-acre nature reserve was created in 1970 as a haven for nature"... well, that and a really frickin tall man made structure that looks like the framework of a stage prop from U2's 1997 PopMart tour. Regarding the picture above: That man in the main photo sure does look happy, and maybe a little too smug if you ask me. Let's replace that 5,555,555th 5-Series with the 666th Krom Edition Nissan Rogue and see how long that smile lasts.
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November 19, 2009 12:17 am
 scratchy996 scratchy996
nice
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November 18, 2009 11:31 pm