BMW CEO Reveals Plans to Unveil 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid in China

BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer recently confirmed that BMW is going to unveil a 5 Series plug-in hybrid at the Shanghai Motor Show.

“A highlight at the Shanghai Motor Show in mid-April will be the presentation of our New Energy Vehicle,” Reithofer said. “This model will be our e-car from China for China – a long version of the BMW 5 Series as a plug-in hybrid. This car will benefit from the strength and the excellent reputation of the BMW brand.”

The 5 Series plug-in will be based on the long-wheelbase 5 Series in China and it isn’t expected that the model will be offered in the US. Although the technology could eventually be offered in the US.

The more exciting news is that there are rumors that the M5 will also debut at the show…


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