As expected, BMW is giving China a long wheelbase version of the F30 3-Series. To debut at the upcoming Beijing show, the “Li” variants of the F30 will be made at the new Shenyang production plant in China to cater to Chinese customers, who prefer more rear legroom in their German sedans.

For this LWB version, BMW has stretched the F30’s wheelbase by 110 mm, from 2,810 mm to 2,920 mm. The result shows “conspicuously elegant design” and has “best rear seat travel comfort” in its class, says Munich. Chinese customers can choose from the 335Li, 328Li, or 320Li, all featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

In Malaysia, the sixth-generation 3-Series was launched last month – click here to read the launch report. Also captured at the local launch is a high-res 72-pic gallery of the 3-Series lineage, as well as a demo unit showcasing optional BMW M Performance kit.