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In China, it's common for managers in various levels of the corporate hierarchy to have personal drivers, hence the proliferation of long-wheelbase sedan variants that we don't see in North America. Audi sells the A4L and A6L there, and now BMW is following up the 535Li it currently offers in China with a elongated version of the new 3 Series sedan.

Likely dubbed the 335Li, the long-wheelbase 3 will be produced in China alongside the regular 3 Series. We're interested in seeing how well the long-wheelbase 335 handles compared to its standard-length sibling.


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      Richard
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another thing to consider - Asian passengers will typically sit in the back seat as often as sit shotgun. I live in a very Asian area in Queens and you will very often see passengers sit in the backseat.
      Trent
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would honestly love to see one of these in the states depending on cost.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Ultimate Shofer Machine
        x23
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        I had no idea what you were talking about until I realized you are just another illiterate dumbass. I assume you meant "chauffeur"...? Not that "The Ultimate Chauffeur Machine" is even that correct or funny or whatever you were trying for.
          willyk52
          • 3 Years Ago
          @x23
          the Ultimate Driven Machine ?
          C4RBON
          • 3 Years Ago
          @x23
          The Ultimate Passaging Machine, perhaps?
        MJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Shofer? LOL
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        BFE
        • 3 Years Ago
        Because people buying these cars in China mostly won't drive it themselves, they want ample legroom in the backseat. Hence, the stretching.
      Greg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why would anyone want to be chauffeured in a BMW 3 Series? They already produce a long wheelbase 535Li for China. If I were a rich Chinese man I would only go with a 750Li or 760Li. Making the 3 Series longer is just daft.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Greg
        welcome to reality... a new update is ready for download.
      me
      • 3 Years Ago
      man the front end is ugly i wish tbey would stop showing it
      EvoIXplz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear China, Please focus on important stuff like environmental concerns and humans rights and stop wasting your new found wealth on stupidity like stretching out a compact luxury car. That is all.
        airchompers
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EvoIXplz
        I hope to god that you're not writing this message from America.
        aquaibm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EvoIXplz
        Give Chine all the wealth of your country, then China will focus on that as you wish.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      was there some sort of revolution in manufacturing that allows bmw to create so many different model variations?
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      So its a 5 series?
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      So...what's the point of the 5 series?
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        they also sell a long wheelbase 5 series in china. oh.....so what about the 7 series? the also sella long wheelbase ...;P
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing says I'm rich and I'm the cat's ass like riding around in a 335Li. Yup, that's boss. /sarcasm
      • 3 Years Ago
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