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Sales of a business sedan from the BMW-Brilliance division have started in China. The new product is available both with an internal combustion engine and as an electric vehicle, and the starting price is the same: 440 thousand yuan (5.5 million rubles). Eleven design options are offered in China, but only the most expensive i5 M60 electric car is equipped with all-wheel drive for 640 thousand yuan (8.0 million rubles).

The Chinese “five” BMW differs from the “global” version in its wheelbase increased by 110 millimeters, so the space in the cabin is almost like in the “seven”! There are also original options: the climate control unit on the second row has been changed, and a 31.3-inch diagonal cinema screen can be ordered for passengers.

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There are two basic versions: 525Li (190 hp and 310 Nm) and eDrive 35L (286 hp, 410 Nm), both with rear-wheel drive only, the M package is available for an additional fee. The petrol version has a 2.0 turbo engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the electric car has a 79 kilowatt-hour battery, which will allow you to travel 536-567 kilometers without recharging (CLTC).

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For an additional fee, a petrol version of the 530Li is offered with the same engine in a boost version of 258 horsepower and 400 Nm. It is interesting that such a sedan in the maximum Exclusive version is more expensive than an electric car: for a regular “five” you will have to pay 526 thousand yuan (6.6 million rubles), for an i5 – 466 thousand yuan (5.8 million rubles). The equipment is almost identical.

Chinese-assembled BMW 5-Series will also probably appear in Russia, and after the recycling collection increases, the most profitable option for purchase may be the i5 electric car. Over time, the range of BMW-Brilliance sedans will be replenished with a more powerful version of the i5 eDrive40 L, as well as chargeable hybrids.

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