When some manufacturers think that building one million cars is an achievement in itself – well, in some cases, it is – they should nonetheless try to take a page out of BMW’s remarkable output.

The German automaker’s 5-Series line, which began production back in 1972, has produced well over 5 million units. To be exact, this particular 525 xDrive Touring became car no. 5,555,555, which, if you’re keeping count, is a mind-boggling number.

The historic car will not be for sale but will instead be donated to the Bavarian Forest Naitonal Park, the oldest park reserve in all of Germany since it was opened in 1970 - two years before the 5-Series went into production.
To prepare car no. 5,555,555 for its new enclave, BMW outfitted with its xDrive all-wheel technology with a power output of a little under 200 hp and an average fuel consumption of 6.9 liters per 100 km.

We know that success is relative, especially when it comes to an industry as big as the auto biz. Nevertheless, you don’t come across a lot of manufacturers that can claim that they’ve built over 5 million cars from the same line. Props to BMW for achieving a great milestone!

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Source: World Car Fans

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7 comments:

  (328) posted on 08.17.2011

Yeah, I think no BMW production that hasn’t been successful. For the awesomeness of this vehicle, BMW has decided to make a newer version for this one.

  (399) posted on 08.17.2011

With the awesome production of BMW vehicle no wonder why they have reached that extremely high sale! I want to congratulate the BMW for having good sale!

  (238) posted on 06.15.2011

Wow! That’s incredible... is that the number of sales that they have for the 5 series? It really show on how fans does this car have. And I think their campaign and advert really helps for the increase in their sales!

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

You’re right. E39 is the best series! I bought one back in 2000 and its extremely OK!
I have used the car for almost 10 years. Even if it a bit older with regular maintenance it’s still in good condition. It doesn’t cause me lot of trouble!
BTW, I have bought a new Camry with the quarter of its price.

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

Hooray! This calls for celebrations. Do I have to bring out my beer stein and wear my lederhosen? smiley No doubt that BMW is one of the iconic cars in auto industry! For the past few decades they have proved their credibility.
Anyways, I’m really love the BMW Series especially my E39, the fourth generation. It was the nicest and sexiest car ever made especially in the touring form.

  (612) posted on 01.18.2010

It will not happen if we didn’t support the production of the BMW 5 series cars. Well my brother used to have one of that series and even I’m not into BMW blogging because I’m an Audi lover, the fact that they have reach that huge number of production was really a big achievement for them.

  (571) posted on 12.22.2009

Props to BMW for their milestone. Of course BMW is that popular and have some great promotions on the market to tease people to consider buying that behind-kickin’ car.

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