When an automotive company reaches a certain production milestone (such as the 1-millionth car that rolled off its production line), they often keep the car. Often as a trophy or a remembrance of the success of the car. But this time, BMW decided not to keep its 10 millionth 5 Series.
Recently, the number 10 million 5-series rolled off the production line at Bavaria’s Dingolfing plant, and the company decided to ship it to Korea to put it up for auction. The lucky buyer made a bid of 75 million won.
But if you convert that amount, it actually isn’t that big for a landmark special. As per current conversion rates, 75 million won is just about 60,000 euros or $65,000. For the sake of comparison, this particular 5-series was based on the 520d, which in Germany starts just below 38,000 euros before tax, and 45,000 euros after. While in Korea, after the destination fee, it starts at 66.3 million won. So at 75 million won, the unidentified bidder would have paid for another 8.7 won (around $7,600) for the 10-millionth 5 Series. Not a bad deal, I must say.
But the deal does not end there. The lucky buyer gets a free trip to Germany for two to visit the BMW Welt, BMW Museum, and the Dingolfing plant. The trip is worth 10 million won (8,000 euros). Plus he gets an extended service plan of eight years, and a special delivery ceremony at the BMW Driving Center in Incheon, South Korea. So it turns out that the total amount that he paid for was more like a bargain. What a lucky dude.
The BMW 5 Series 520d is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, enabling it to produce 140 kilowatts of power and 400 Newton-metres of torque. With this engine, the wagon can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.8 seconds, while returning a claimed fuel consumption of 4.9 liters / 100 kilometers on the combined cycle.
The 520d Touring comes standard with 18-inch BMW light-alloy wheels, leather sports steering wheel, chrome exterior highlights, ambient lighting, keyless access and start, head-up display, full-LED headlights and fog lights, a split opening automatic tailgate, and a 12-speaker HiFi sound system.
Safety features also come standard with the 5 Series such as the driving assistant plus and speed limit recognition, and a navigation system professional. Not to mention the wireless smartphone charging, electric front seat adjustment, and a faux leather trimmed instrument panel.
The BMW 5 Series 520d was indeed an awesome car to get, especially if you’re getting it for a wonderful deal.