Current-Generation BMW 5 Series Hits Sales Milestone: Two Million Units

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BMW is happy to announce they have sold over two million units of the current-generation 5 Series.
The sales milestone is an outstanding achievement, and it makes the F10 the most successful generation of the 5 Series to date.

The first ever 5 Series was launched in 1972, and the model has achieved a total of 7.5 million units sold, but the sixth generation sold two million cars.

By our calculations, this would make the 5 Series the second most-successful BMW model after the 3 Series, the company's all-time best-selling nameplate.

Just in 2015, over 347,000 customers bought a new BMW 5 Series. The number includes the Sedan, Touring, and Gran Turismo body styles of the premium car from BMW.

The commercial success of the current 5 Series makes the premium sedan from Germany the segment leader. When compared to the Bangle-styled E60, sales have gone up by 42%. We are curious to see if BMW manages to match and improve the sales of the 5 Series with the upcoming generation, set to launch next year.

BMW explains the popularity of the 5 Series through its broad range of engines. Customers can get four-cylinder, six-cylinder, and even eight-cylinder engines, and diesels are also available. The power range goes from 150 to 600 HP, so there is a 5 Series in the lineup for just about any type of customer.

The E-segment model is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions, and customers can opt for a six-speed manual gearbox or an eight-speed automatic. In the case of some cars, the automatic is standard, while the M5 can be had with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

BMW is set to replace the 5 Series by the end of this year, and its successor will come to market in 2017. Like the current generation, the upcoming 5 Series will have an M5 performance version, a Touring version, and a Gran Turismo body style. The plug-in hybrid version is also expected to have an heir in the 5 Series range.
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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