Just because the car sold out, doesn't mean you can't get one. Find out how long you'll have to wait for a new 5-Series, inside.

Those of you looking to buy a 2011 BMW 5-Series may have to wait longer than expected.  The sedan has already been a hit for the automaker, who now reports that they are sold out of the model.

Fear not, 5er fans.  The result is that the newest customers will have to wait an additional, but not agonizingly-long, three or four months for delivery.  The popular car is expected to make up as much as 17 percent of BMW sales in the United States.

Though the car shares 70 percent of its parts and technology with the decidedly more expensive 7-Series, the 5-Series costs $25,600 less than the company's flagship model.  The new 5-Series has a starting retail price in the States of $44,550.

We wonder if some dealerships will try to add a premium on top of this cost, because of the early sell-out.

The 2011 BMW 5-Series went on sale in Europe this past March, with American sales beginning this week.

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