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Most midsize rwd sedans?

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Who produces the most midsize rwd sedans? You may be surprised. Rank by parent company, and ignore rebadging (e.g. Chevrolet Omega, Chevrolet Lumina). For midsize count any current-production rwd 4-door sedan between 4.69 and under 4.99 m. There are roughly twenty, if you can find them all. Bonus points if you can list all the different names a single model is sold under.

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Looking it up seems like a bit of work right now, but off the top of my head I would guess Toyota or BMW would be at the top.

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Luxury brands account for very few, since most have only one each. Below 4.6 m there are only 8 rwd sedans in current production, and even then only 3 are sold by luxury brands (3-series, C-Class and IS-Series). Counting lwb versions there are at least 30 models above 4.99 m, and there will soon be more.

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Is this in the world or the US?

CTS is GM's only one in the US, but if you count the world then the Commodore would fit in there.

Lexus has the GS, BMW the 5er, E-Class, M45/35, and G35 probably all fit in there too.

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I would count the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger as midsized. Hella big interiors, but short overall length.

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To clarify, these vehicles are longer than the IS350 and shorter than the 300. The question is unrestricted by market, as should be clear from the mention of the Chevrolet Omega and Lumina—Holden Commodore clones).

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Few of us can answer this question because we have no access to sales figures outside North America. I know that Toyota and Nissan have numerous models sold in Asia that we don't have. There are many interesting South American cars from Ford and GM we don't know about. I miss the book "World Cars" that came out each year in the 1970's and 1980's because I enjoyed reading the data on all the interesting European and Asian cars that aren't sold in the U.S.

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I don't mean by sales, I mean number of models (less clones).

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Most of us can't answer that either, since we don't have information on all the vehicles sold in Asia and South America.

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Don't worry, there is only one that I know of in China (the SLS and 535iL are too large), and none unique to South America anymore. You need only check the standard European, American and Japanese manufacturers. There is a Russian manufacturer, GAZ, producing two versions of the rwd Volga, but they may have already ceased production while they prepare to install the tooling from the Sebring and Stratus.

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Hmm, apparently I was wrong, the lwb 5-series is slightly smaller than the 300 and should be classed as midsize by length. That gives BMW two, (short and lwb 5-series), but there are other manufacturers with far more. Even Nissan has three.

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