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Old 02-01-2012, 10:04 AM   #12
Derbagger
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Trollhatten, Japan
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05 Saabaru
Satin Grey

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Originally Posted by Almost a Ghost View Post
Is there some kind of tax and/or insurance loophole they are exploiting based on platform?
All the german marques sell a mid size lwb in china, 5-series, A6, E-class...even the STS had one.

This just looks like a push for the trend in a narrower vehicle. The 5 grew quite a bit so there may have been need for a car with rear legroom that wasn't so wide. I know in European cities vehicle width is a huge concern as it would exclude you from some streets.
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