BMW is recalling 140,000 5-series in China on steering fix

Article by Anita Panait, on August 5, 2013

BMW Brilliance Automotive is recalling 143,215 of its 5-series cars due to a problem regarding their electric power steering system, according to the Web site of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. BMW Brilliance Automotive, a Chinese joint venture of German carmaker BMW, will recall some of its 5-series cars produced between 2009 and 2012.

The disclosure comes after the China's environment ministry refused to approve BMW’s plan to expand one of its sites in the country. The country’s Ministry of Environmental Protection disclosed that it sent back an application by BMW to expand its Shenyang site, citing inadequate wastewater analysis as well as the plan's failure to comply with government anti-pollution targets.

State media in China have been criticizing foreign luxury car brands for setting high prices for their offerings. Xinhua news agency reported last week that foreign carmakers are making excessive profits by selling imported luxury cars in China and should face an anti-trust probe into the matter.

The measurements of the all-new BMW 5-Series Sedan are defined in quintessential BMW style by the elongated wheelbase and hood, coupe-like flowing roofline, aft-set greenhouse, and short overhangs. The moderately wedge-like shape of the body displays a distinct, athletic character. The newest rendition of BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink at the foot of the C-pillar accentuates the dynamic vibe of the vehicle in profile.

The overall silhouette is perfectly stable, giving us a glimpse of the near-perfect front-to-rear weight distribution for all the engine variants. Measuring at 2.97m or 116.8”, the wheelbase of the brand-new BMW 5-Series is the most extensive in the car’s segment, while the sculptural layout which is trademark of the BMW allows a smooth flow of lines from the front along the side to the rear, generating a body where everything is in its perfect place.

Charismatic front, elegant side, muscular rear.

The eloquent front end of the all-new BMW 5-Series Sedan displays the fun vibe of the vehicle. The upright BMW kidney grille – even becoming visible from some angles to lean forward – exemplifies the forward-pushing motion of the sedan and, along with its robust flare wheel arches, displays the powerful, stylish appeal of the front end of the car.

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