BMW Reportedly Reconsidering 5 Series Wagon for the US

Aug 18 • F11 5 Series Wagon, Rumor12 Comments

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Autoblog got some vague confirmation that BMW may be considering bringing the F10 5 Series wagon to the states after-all. Last winter Automotive News reported that BMW executives regretted making the decision to drop the wagon in favor of the 5 Series GT. While the GT ha out-sold the wagon, previous 5 Series wagon buyers have moved onto other brands and not (as BMW predicted) into the GT.

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  • Ed Lipe

    It may help Volvo reconsider its decision to discontinue the V70 here.

  • Jason

    I say also bring back the M5 wagon as well!

  • Dr Obnxs

    With past pricing, it seemed that BMW didn’t really want to sell wagons at all! It was like they wanted people to move into the X3 and X5. Back when I was shopping for a people mover, I started with the 3 and 5 wagons, found they were price prohibitive, moved onto the X3, X5, the offerings from MB and ended up with an Acura MDX.

    Those who want a wagon don’t want a large hatchback. What is interesting is that BMW is now concluding that they are losing people from the brand because there is no wagon. If I were BMW that would really worry me, as it means that the brand loyalty isn’t as strong as it appears it used to be.

    • Michael

      If you are OK with SUVs, then certainly you won’t buy wagon since X5 is cheaper. However, those of us who want regular 5 driving experience with added cargo space and do not want an SUV won’t buy X5. Or GT for that matter since GT is 7-size (and weight) car optimized to driving four adults to a golf course (extra rear seat comfort and less usable cargo space). I am not at all surprised at all that GT is cannibalizing 7 sales (I am surprised that BMW management didn’t see that).

      No offense, but if you are shopping based on price and can take MDX over BMW, you are probably not a target got 5 wagon. I paid $73K with taxes for my wagon and most certainly won’t take MDX or X5 at any price. Sorry.

  • Dr Obnxs

    With past pricing, it seemed that BMW didn’t really want to sell wagons at all! It was like they wanted people to move into the X3 and X5. Back when I was shopping for a people mover, I started with the 3 and 5 wagons, found they were price prohibitive, moved onto the X3, X5, the offerings from MB and ended up with an Acura MDX.

    Those who want a wagon don’t want a large hatchback. What is interesting is that BMW is now concluding that they are losing people from the brand because there is no wagon. If I were BMW that would really worry me, as it means that the brand loyalty isn’t as strong as it appears it used to be.

  • http://www.sonyrumors.net Sohrab Osati

    Part of the few but whatever, I loveeeee the 5-Series GT. That this is beautiful and I’d pick that over a wagon any given day.

    • Michael

      GT is a good choice, but it is not 5. It has size and weight of 7 and hence driving experience different from 5. Since I am not interested in 7 and don’t need reclining rear seats GT or higher seating position, is not for me.

  • Michael

    Awesome. Now, make it diesel.

  • Anonymous

    BMW has missed the boat by not bringing this new beauty into the US.  My wife has a 2008 535xiT for which we did a ED and she will not part with – that is unless she can replace it with a new F10 series wagon.  Please BMW, wake up and allow the USA to receive this wagon and we will do another ED in 2012. 

  • Larry Cable

    The lease on my 2010 5 series wagon expires mid-next year. If BMW NA dont have a 5 series wagon (550i ZMP, manual please, but I will take an automatic) I will stop being a BMW customer and move elsewhere … the 5 GT is NOT an option (and why does it not have shifters on the steering wheel?)

    BMW NA “make it so”

  • Rkohou

    The 5 series GT”in my opinion” is the ugly and least usefull wehicle they make. I would get another 5 series wagon with a diesel in a heart beat. O well for now that option is out of question as the ugly GT is still in its place. Thankfully Mercedes is not kicking their wagons out of the America’s yet.

  • Mike Choi

    would it be too much to ask for the 5er wagon to come in manual? i guess we are too demanding, huh… i was so disappointed when i was pricing out a 3er wagon and realized that it only comes in automatic! whoah, on a 5 or 7, yes i might understand. but on a 3? come on… >< if i wanted a 2-pedal people mover, i’d get an X1 or X3. if i want a car that can carry stuff and drive like a car and occasionally take it to the track or autocross, i want a 3 wagon with proper 3 pedals. MB doesn’t offer manual and i get it– it’s not their demographic. but a BMW without manual? on the ultimate driving machine? row your own boat and enjoy the driving experience, that type of BMW? no wonder i haven’t looked at another bimmer since i sold my E46 a few years ago… so what’s my option? gray market european wagon? @..@

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