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 |  Nov 24 2011, 4:05 PM

5. BMW 5-Series


The BMW 5-Series is basically the same deal as its baby brother 3-Series. Available in all kinds of configurations, the 5-Series is a strong seller across the world, and uses a lot of the same mechanical components as other BMWs. With high volumes and an even higher price point than the 3-Series, it’s no surprise that the 5er ended up on this list as well.

  • Rob

    so basically all full-size trucks?
    I would have to think that as gas prices rises, these will become less profitable.

    is the profit driven by volume? or just by mark-up?

  • http://autoguide.com Derek Kreindler

    It’s a mix of both. In some cases its volume, in other cases (premium cars) it’s markup. Others, like the BMWs, split the difference between those factors.

    The pickups are sensitive to economic factors, as we saw 2008…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RENAJWD64GGJ33JQ2ZCCZ246E Michael

    bought me a ford truck just the other day broke down on the side of the road started on fire ! total loss! so much for buying new!