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Old 06-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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BMW 3 LWB.....

Seems like China needs a LWB version of everything. How long before we see a Honda Fit/Toyota Echo LWB?

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Are long wheelbase variants turning into a big trend in China?

Well, at least for the segment in which the 3-Series competes there, BMW feels the need to offer a long-wheelbase variant to go up against the successful Audi A4L - the extended wheelbase version of the A4 model.

BMW will be building the stretched variant of the 3-Series at a new plant in the Shengyang economic zone with its Chinese partner Brilliance Auto.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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HELL YEAH HONDA FIT LWB

Long cars to make up for short ________ (fill in the blank)
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Seems a bit odd to stretch a 3-series.

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to make a budget-oriented 5-series model? A 523i, for example? Maybe they're concerned about maintaining the upscale image of the 5- and 7- series.
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Long cars to make up for short third leg ?????????
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Long cars to make up for short third leg ?????????
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Not sure if you guys know this, but my understanding is that in China most businessmen have chauffeurs. Therefore the owner is chilling in the BACK of the car. Hence the need for more back seat space. Anyone who's been to any major city in China (and probably elsewhere) knows this. BMW, Audi, and Mercedes all know this unique quirk of the Chinese. They'll have a ton of catching up to do though as almost every VIP-type car you see is an Audi.

Not everyone in the world wants to be a driver. For all we know, they're wondering why everyone in North America wants do something as strange as sit in the driver's seat.
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Not sure if you guys know this, but my understanding is that in China most businessmen have chauffeurs. Therefore the owner is chilling in the BACK of the car. Hence the need for more back seat space. Anyone who's been to any major city in China (and probably elsewhere) knows this.

Not everyone in the world wants to be a driver.
Not sure if you gus know this, but in my understanding 3 series are cheap as shit and most business men in China need to step their game up. Hence thats why theres a 5 series and 7 series. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows this.
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ughhh

just get a 5 series than?

wats next?


extended 5?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:46 AM   #9
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extended 5?
ughhh

just get the 7 series then?

wats next?

extra extended 7?
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:02 AM   #10
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would like to see what it would look like.
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There already is a 5 series long wheelbase.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:16 PM   #13
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is the acutal car going to be made longer? or just moving the wheelbase but the length is still the same?
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #14
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Lol, why have a chauffeur when all u can afford is a 3 series. Guess labour is really cheap.
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