Acknowledging the needs of its customers in China, BMW has unveiled a long-wheelbase version of the latest G20 3 Series. Called the 3 Series Li, the sedan will be built in Shenyang by BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and Brilliance Auto.

Where a standard 3 Series measures 4,709 mm, the LWB version is 4,830 mm long, with most of the added length going to the wheelbase. In this case, the 3 Series Li has a wheelbase of about 2.96 metres, or 110 mm more than a regular G20.

The more spacious cabin will primarily benefit rear passengers, who will get to enjoy better leg and knee room. This premise isn’t new, as rival such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi also have products that compete in the same space.

In terms of design, the only difference between a standard and LWB 3 Series is the shape of the rear doors; beyond that, they look almost identical. This particular unit is dressed up in an M Sport package, and bears a ‘325Li’ badge, which likely points towards a 2.0 litre turbo four-pot under the bonnet.