BMW makes 5 000 000th 5-series

Posted on Thursday, 31 January 2008 , 10:01:05 byEmil

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BMW makes 5 000 000th 5-series

BMW reached an important milestone yesterday, making its 5,000,000th 5-series at its Dingolfing factory. The Carbon Black Metallic was the 5,000,000th 5-series — although it appears blue in the photo — 530d sedan.

The original E12 1972 5-series has the base on the 1970 Garmisch 2002ti BMW concept, designed by Marcello Gandini and presented during the Geneva Motor Show.

The fifth-generation of 5-series has come long way since the first-generation`s area of four plus six-cylinder engines. While the top engine offered on the E12 5-series was a six-cylinder 218 horsepower, the present E60 auto can be equipped with a V10 500 horsepower.