The new BMW 5-series has sold out worldwide, with buyers now having to join a four-month waiting list for the car.
Not to worry though, too much. The manufacturer is already planning to increase the production of the new 2011 BMW 5 Series to meet the demand. From its launch and analyzing the initial customer feedback, BMW was expecting the 2011 BMW 5 Series to be a huge success. However, they didn’t expect the demand to be on this scale.
BMW’s sales chief, Ian Robertson confirmed “the 5-Series is at the core of the BMW brand and we knew it was going to be a very strong vehicle for us.”
The new car shares much of its underpinnings with the current 7 Series. Both cars are built at BMW’s Plant Dingolfing in Germany, where production of the 5 Series is currently being ramped up to cope with demand.
The new 5-Series starts at $44,550 in the U.S., and went on sale here in late March. BMW’s flagship model competes with the Mercedes E-Class and and Audi A6. Audi hopes to overtake BMW by 2015.